1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437

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Lot 226
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo

€ 60,000 - 90,000
US$ 71,000 - 110,000
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo
Coachwork by Million-Guiet

Chassis no. 29437
•Pioneering French make
•3.6-litre engine; four-speed gearbox
•Registered in France


Footnotes

  • Founded by Louis Renault and his brothers Marcel and Fernand in 1898, the company that would become France's biggest automobile manufacturer started humbly enough, with a solitary 1¾hp De Dion-engined prototype. By 1904 Renault was building its own engines - large-capacity fours at first, followed by the AX twin - and in 1908 introduced its first six-cylinder model despite Louis Renault's aversion to such complication. Renault exported many luxury chassis to the USA in the 20th Century's early years, opening a showroom on New York's Fifth Avenue in 1909. The company's American agency proudly described the Renault in its advertisements as 'the car that will last forever'.

    This particular car is built on the Type CC chassis - a development of the BX - and has a 3,560cc four-cylinder engine, cone clutch, four-speed gearbox, and wire-spoked wheels. The torpedo open tourer coachwork is by Million-Guiet of Levallois-Perret, Seine, a firm that could trace its carriage-making origins as far back as 1854. Described by the vendor as partially restored and in generally good condition, with correct engine and body, the car is offered with French Carte Grise. Featuring the marque's trademark coal-scuttle bonnet and bulkhead-mounted radiator, this is a fine Edwardian car that would enhance any collection and grace any major concours d'élégance.

    Renault type CC torpédo 1911
    Carrosserie Million-Guiet
    Châssis n° 29437

    •Marque française pionnière
    •Moteur 3,6 litres, boîte à 4 rapports
    •Immatriculée en France

    Fondée par Louis Renault et ses frères Marcel et Fernand en 1898, la société qui allait devenir le premier constructeur automobile de France a commencé petitement en 1899 avec un unique prototype à moteur De Dion de 1 ¾ HP. En 1904, Renault fabriquait ses propres moteurs – d'abord des quatre cylindres de grosse cylindrée, suivis par le bicylindre AX – et en 1908 dévoilait son premier modèle six cylindres, malgré l'aversion de Louis Renault pour une telle complication. Renault exporta de nombreux modèles luxueux aux États-Unis dans les premières années du XXe siècle, après avoir ouvert un show room sur la 5e avenue à New York, en 1909. L'agence américaine de la société décrivait fièrement la Renault comme « la voiture qui durera toujours ».

    Cette voiture particulière est construite sur le châssis type CC – une évolution du BX – et fait appel un quatre cylindres de 3 560 cm3, un embrayage conique, une boîte à quatre rapports et des roues à rayons. La carrosserie ouverte torpédo est due à Million-Guiet de Levallois-Perret, à l'époque dans le département de la Seine, une firme qui pouvait faire remonter ses origines avec les voitures à cheval jusqu'à 1854. Décrite par le vendeur comme étant partiellement restaurée et en bon état général, avec un moteur et une carrosserie conformes, la voiture est vendue avec sa carte Grise. Arborant son capot « crocodile » et son radiateur monté devant l'auvent typiques de la marque, c'est une belle voiture édouardienne qui valorisera n'importe quelle collection et trouvera sa place dans les plus importants concours d'élégance.
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1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
1911 Renault Type CC Torpedo  Chassis no. 29437
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