1915 Rochet-Schneider 15hp Type 11000 Project  Chassis no. 9889
Lot 98
1915 Rochet-Schneider 15hp Type 11000 Project
Registration no. not registered Chassis no. 9889
Sold for £ 4,025 (US$ 5,294) inc. premium

Lot Details
1915 Rochet-Schneider 15hp Type 11000 Project  Chassis no. 9889 1915 Rochet-Schneider 15hp Type 11000 Project  Chassis no. 9889 1915 Rochet-Schneider 15hp Type 11000 Project  Chassis no. 9889 1915 Rochet-Schneider 15hp Type 11000 Project  Chassis no. 9889 1915 Rochet-Schneider 15hp Type 11000 Project  Chassis no. 9889 1915 Rochet-Schneider 15hp Type 11000 Project  Chassis no. 9889 1915 Rochet-Schneider 15hp Type 11000 Project  Chassis no. 9889
1915 Rochet-Schneider 15hp Type 11000 Project
Registration no. not registered
Chassis no. 9889

Footnotes

  • Rochet-Schneider was one of Les Grands Marques of the Edwardian period in France. The firm was so called because it was initially run by the Rochets, father and son, together with Théophile Schneider of the eponymous armaments manufacturing family. Originally bicycle manufacturers, Société Anonyme des Établissements 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 Rochet-Schneiders 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.

    Offered for restoration, this 15hp Type 11000 is powered by a 2.6-litre four-cylinder sidevalve engine driving via a three-speed gearbox. The car was purchased by John Davison at a UK auction in 1974 having been imported (or re-imported) from Arles, France in 1973 by a Mr D Johnson (photographs on file). The file also contains correspondence with individuals and the VCC Dating Committee concerning the car's identity and history. One line of enquiry suggests that it was originally registered in Ireland (as 'IZ 245') and owned by a Mr Silberstone up to 1924, while another points to its being owned up to 1973 by Francis de Prins of the Royal Automobile Club de Belgique. There is no registration document with this Lot, which is sold strictly as viewed.
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