c.1920 Rochet-Schneider  Type 20000 Flat-bed Lorry Project  Chassis no. 22277
Lot 160
c.1920 Rochet-Schneider Type 20000 Flat-bed Lorry Project
Chassis no. 22277
Sold for £ 1,610 (US$ 2,059) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1920 Rochet-Schneider  Type 20000 Flat-bed Lorry Project  Chassis no. 22277 c.1920 Rochet-Schneider  Type 20000 Flat-bed Lorry Project  Chassis no. 22277 c.1920 Rochet-Schneider  Type 20000 Flat-bed Lorry Project  Chassis no. 22277
c.1920 Rochet-Schneider Type 20000 Flat-bed Lorry Project
Chassis no. 22277

Footnotes

  • Based in Lyon, Rochet-Schneider was one of Les Grands Marques of the Edwardian period in France. The firm was initially run by the Rochets, father and son, together with Théophile Schneider, a member of the eponymous armaments manufacturing family. Originally bicycle manufacturers, Rochet-Schneider built its first automobile in 1894 and in 1901 at the Paris Salon exhibited two cars of Panhard configuration. However, by this time the most advanced type of car was the German Mercedes so for 1903 the Lyonnaise cars were redesigned along Mercedes lines. From the introduction of that year's 20/22hp model, Rochet-Schneider's reputation as the builder of strong, fast cars grew rapidly. In 1907 Théophile Schneider returned to reclaim the company bearing his name, which had gone into liquidation Under Schneider's direction the firm returned to producing high quality cars and commercial vehicles, concentrating exclusively on the latter from 1932.

    Powered by a four-cylinder, sidevalve engine rated at 18hp, the Type 20000 model, introduced in 1919, was essentially a pre-war design, although distinguished by a new 'V'-shaped radiator. This example is believed to have been used to transport grain and coal in its native France where it was discovered by John Champ. Brought to the UK, it was purchased for the late owner's collection in 1997 (see 'as bought' photographs on file). The bodywork has undergone some restoration and the engine is believed rebuilt, while the correct wheels and a spare rear axle come with vehicle together with some spare engine parts. The Lot is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed.
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