Tricycle à moteur De Dion-Bouton à restaurer  Engine no. 5185

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Tricycle à moteur De Dion-Bouton à restaurer
Engine no. 5185

Sold for € 9,200 (US$ 10,245) inc. premium
Tricycle à moteur De Dion-Bouton à restaurer
Engine no. 5185
Les noms de De Dion et Bouton sont intimement liés à l'histoire des débuts de l'automobile. Les moteurs de l'ingénieur Bouton développaient des puissances bien supérieures à celles moteurs de Daimler et de Benz tout en les égalant en fiabilité. Il n'est donc pas étonnant que ces moteurs aient été adoptés par de nombreux autres constructeurs sans doute influencés par les succès obtenus par ces rapides tricycles dans des épreuves comme Paris-Bordeaux et autres grandes courses de l'époque. On sait peu de choses de ce tricycle à restaurer. Tout en apparaissant très complet, il faut noter qu'il manque le carburateur et ses commandes, la bobine d'allumage et le système d'échappement. Ces pièces étant fort heureusement disponibles, ce projet de restauration devrait être facilement mené à bien. Le moteur serait du type 1 3/4 HP de 250 cm3 datant de fin 1898 ou début 1899.

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  • DE DION-BOUTON POWERED TRICYCLE PROJECT
    Engine no. 5185
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    The names of De Dion and Bouton are inextricably linked with the motor car's pioneering years. Engineer Bouton's engines developed significantly greater output than those of Daimler and Benz, yet matched them for reliability. Small wonder then that they were adopted by many other manufacturers, influenced no doubt by the success of the flying tricycles in such events as the Paris-Bordeaux and other races. Little is known of this tricycle, which is offered for restoration. Although appearing largely complete, it is at least missing the carburettor plus controls, the ignition coil and exhaust system. Fortunately, parts are readily available, which should make this a relatively straightforward project. Its condition unknown, the engine is believed to be the 250cc 1¾hp type, dating late 1898 or early 1899.
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Tricycle à moteur De Dion-Bouton à restaurer  Engine no. 5185
Tricycle à moteur De Dion-Bouton à restaurer  Engine no. 5185
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