c.1922  Trencar  Trailer by Labourdette

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Lot 225
c.1922 Trencar Trailer by Labourdette

€ 18,000 - 24,000
US$ 20,000 - 26,000
c.1922 Trencar Trailer by Labourdette
•Built by one of France's most respected coachbuilders
•One of only three known survivors
•Excellent condition
•Perfect travelling companion for any Vintage-era thoroughbred

Footnotes

  • In the early 1920s, the famous coachbuilder Henri Labourdette made trailers under the Trencar brand name. These were used to transport luggage during lengthy trips, often to spa towns offering curative treatments where it was considered beneficial to 'take the waters'. One of the oldest of French coachbuilders with a reputation for quality second to none, Labourdette could trace its origins as far back as 1858 when blacksmith Jean-Baptiste Labourdette founded a carriage making-business in Paris. The company built its first motor body, for a Panhard-Levassor chassis, circa 1899.

    Jean-Baptiste's son Jean-Henri became head of the family in 1910, and it was largely through his efforts that Labourdette became known worldwide for the quality of its products. Recognising the importance of aerodynamics, he designed blunt-nosed bodies with tapering rear ends, and pioneered the 'skiff' style of open bodywork, and all this before WWI. Labourdette's appetite for innovation continued unabated between the wars, but the firm's activities were much reduced after WW2 and it closed in 1949. Described by the vendor as in excellent condition, this rare Trencar box-trailer (only three are known) would be the perfect travelling companion for any Vintage-era thoroughbred.

    Remorque Trencar par Labourdette environ 1922

    •Construite par l'un des carrossiers français les plus réputés
    •Une des trois survivantes répertoriées
    •Excellent état
    •Parfaite compagne de voyage pour tout modèle Vintage

    Au début des années 1920, le fameux carrossier Henri Labourdette fabriqua des remorques sous le nom de Trencar. Elles servaient à transporter les bagages au cours des longs voyages, notamment vers les villes d'eau où l'on pouvait faire des cures à une époque où l'on considérait bénéfique de « prendre les eaux ». Un des plus anciens carrossiers français avec une réputation de qualité sans égale, les origines de Labourdette remontaient à 1858 quand le maréchal-ferrant Jean-Baptiste Labourdette fonda une entreprise de construction de charrettes hippomobiles à Paris. La société construisit sa première automobile sur châssis Panhard & Levassor, vers 1899.

    Le fils de Jean-Baptiste, Jean-Henri, prit la tête de la famille en 1910 et ce fut notamment grâce à ses efforts que Labourdette acquit une réputation mondiale pour la qualité de ses produits. Convaincu de l'importance de l'aérodynamique, il dessina des carrosseries à nez pointu avec l'arrière effilé et fut l'un des pionniers des carrosseries ouvertes type « skiff », tout cela avant la première guerre mondiale. L'appétit de Labourdette pour l'innovation se prolongea entre les deux guerres, mais les activités de la société diminuèrent après la seconde guerre mondiale et elle ferma ses portes en 1949. Décrite par le vendeur comme en excellent état, cette rare remorque fermée Trencar (dont on ne connaît que trois exemplaires) serait la parfaite compagne de voyage pour tout modèle Vintage.
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c.1922  Trencar  Trailer by Labourdette
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c.1922  Trencar  Trailer by Labourdette
c.1922  Trencar  Trailer by Labourdette
c.1922  Trencar  Trailer by Labourdette
c.1922  Trencar  Trailer by Labourdette
c.1922  Trencar  Trailer by Labourdette
c.1922  Trencar  Trailer by Labourdette
c.1922  Trencar  Trailer by Labourdette
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