Darmont Type V Junior 1934

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Lot 398
Darmont Type V Junior 1934

Sold for € 18,400 (US$ 20,429) inc. premium
Darmont Type V Junior 1934
Châssis n° 60051

•Très rare modèle à 4 roues
•Ancienne restauration
•A participé au Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or
•Immatriculée en France

Dérivées des Morgan britanniques, les Darmont et leurs rivales Sandford, étaient les trois roues françaises les plus connues. Les frères Robert et André Darmont commencèrent la production à Courbevoie en 1924 avec un modèle tout à fait identique aux Morgan britanniques alors déjà bien implantées. Comme leurs sœurs britannique, les trois roues de Darmont était équipées de toute une gamme de moteurs - à soupapes latérales ou a soupapes en tête, refroidis par air ou par eau –la plus rapide du lot étant la Darmont Spéciale à compresseur qui pouvait dépasser les 160 km/h. Au milieu des années 1930, Morgan et Darmont proposèrent simultanément leurs premiers modèles à quatre roues, la dernière étant équipée d'un moteur bicylindre en V de 1 100 cm3 type Blackburn et commercialisée sous le nom de « Darmont Junior ». La production de tous les modèles de Darmont prit fin avec la déclaration de guerre, en 1939.

Cette Type V Junior est bien moins connue et bien plus rare que les Darmont à trois roues. Cet exemplaire a été restauré il y a quelques années et a, depuis, bénéficié d'un entretien régulier. Elle a participé au Grand Prix de l'ge d'or à Montlhéry. Pure et simple, sportive et facile à conduire, cette délicieuse petite sportive est vendue avec sa carte grise française.

1934 Darmont Type V Junior
Chassis no. 60051

•Very rare four-wheeled model
•An older restoration
•Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or participant
•Registered in France

Derived from the British Morgan, the Darmont, together with the rival Sandford, was France's best-known three-wheeler. Brothers Robert and André Darmont commenced production at Courbevoie in 1924 with a product all but indistinguishable from the by now well established Morgan. Like its British counterpart, Darmont's three-wheelers were powered by a range of engines - sidevalve and overhead-valve, air and water cooled - the fastest of the range being the supercharged Darmont Speciale, which could exceed 160km/h. In the mid-1930s both Morgan and Darmont offered their first four-wheeled models, the latter's powered by a Blackburne-type 1,100cc v-twin engine and marketed as the 'Darmont Junior'. Production of all Darmont models ceased with the coming of war in 1939.

The Type V Junior is less well known and much rarer than the Darmont's three-wheelers. This example was restored some years ago and since completion has benefited from regular maintenance. It has participated in the Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or at Monthléry. Pure and simple, sporty and easy to maintain, this delightful little sports car is offered with French Carte Grise.
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