From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection ,1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer  Chassis no. 637 Engine no. 637

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Lot 214
1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer

Sold for € 19,550 (US$ 21,706) inc. premium
From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection
1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer
Chassis no. 637
Engine no. 637

Footnotes

  • FN – the "Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre" were renowned for quality machines from the moment that they transitioned from armaments to forms of transport. Bicycles came first, then exquisite motorcycles, some of which were powered by beautifully engineered in line four-cylinder motors. Alongside early motorcycle products, they dabbled with car manufacture before dividing in headlong in 1906. Manufacture of small cars began in 1908 with an 8/10-hp four-cylinder and a number of light cars was introduced during the following years until in late 1913 FN launched the popular "1250" at the Paris Salon.

    One of the later models in the pre-war lifespan of FN, the Type 2700 benefits from the larger 85 x 120 mm, 2,724cc engine and a four-speed gearbox, it is thought that a mere 16 of these 2700 series cars were built. This FN Touring car is understood to have been delivered on 23 January 1913 and would later see service as a fire assisting appliance – a not uncommon fate for many Edwardian cars. Found in need of work by Jacques Vander Stappen and later bodied in the purposeful touring form that we see here today, it has been tastefully finished in a rich petrol blue scheme for the bodywork atop a burgundy red chassis and appointed with accoutrements including black leather upholstery and top.

    De la collection de Jacques Vander Stappen
    FN Type 2700 tourer 1913
    Châssis n° 637
    Moteur n° 637

    FN - Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre - était renommé pour ses machines de qualité lorsqu'elle passa de l'armement au transport. Ce furent d'abord des bicyclettes, puis de superbes motocyclettes, dont quelques-unes animées par des moteurs à quatre cylindres en ligne magnifiquement conçus. À côté de leurs premières motocyclettes, ils s'essayèrent à la construction d'automobiles, avant de se lancer complètement en 1906. La construction de petites voitures débuta en 1908 avec une quatre cylindres 8/10 HP et un certain nombre de voitures légères fut lancé l'année suivante jusqu'à ce que FN dévoile la populaire 1250 au Salon de Paris à la fin de 1913.

    La Type 2700, un des derniers modèles de FN conçu dans la période d'avant-guerre, était équipée du moteur 2 724 cm3 (85 x 120 mm) et d'une boîte de vitesses à quatre rapports. On estime que seulement 16 voitures de la série 2700 furent construites. On sait que cette FN de tourisme a été livrée le 23 janvier 1913 et fut plus tard utilisée comme véhicule d'incendie – une destinée qui n'était pas rare pour de nombreuses voitures de l'ère Édouardienne. Lorsqu'elle fut découverte par Jacques Vander Stappen, elle nécessitait d'importants travaux. Elle fut carrossée plus tard sous la forme judicieuse où elle se présente aujourd'hui, dans une élégante teinte bleu pétrole pour sa carrosserie sur un châssis rouge Bordeaux avec une sellerie et une capote en cuir noir.
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From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection ,1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer  Chassis no. 637 Engine no. 637
From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection ,1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer  Chassis no. 637 Engine no. 637
From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection ,1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer  Chassis no. 637 Engine no. 637
From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection ,1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer  Chassis no. 637 Engine no. 637
From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection ,1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer  Chassis no. 637 Engine no. 637
From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection ,1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer  Chassis no. 637 Engine no. 637
From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection ,1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer  Chassis no. 637 Engine no. 637
From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection ,1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer  Chassis no. 637 Engine no. 637
From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection ,1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer  Chassis no. 637 Engine no. 637
From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection ,1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer  Chassis no. 637 Engine no. 637
From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection ,1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer  Chassis no. 637 Engine no. 637
From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection ,1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer  Chassis no. 637 Engine no. 637
From the Jacques Vander Stappen Collection ,1913 FN Type 2700 Tourer  Chassis no. 637 Engine no. 637
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