1914 Le Zebre Model C  Chassis no. 3965

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Lot 30
1914 Le Zebre Model C
Registration no. BE 5893 Chassis no. 3965

Sold for £ 9,562 (US$ 13,149) inc. premium
1914 Le Zebre Model C
Registration no. BE 5893
Chassis no. 3965
Odometer Reading: TBA
MoT Expiry: Exempt

*Restored over 20 years
*Featured in 'The Automobile' magazine
*Comes with some spares

As the light car introduced motoring to more people numerous manufacturers sprung up to meet that demand, including Le Zebre, which operated from 1911 to 1931. This Model C was restored over 20 years with the intention of being as accurate as possible, leading to the purchase of another model to provide a replacement engine, gearbox and wheels. The body – seasoned ash skinned in sheet steel with new wings, presents very well, as does the yellow and black paint, while the wheels/tyres are reported to be good. Seats were re-trimmed in leathercloth and are said to be excellent and the mahogany dashboard and linoleum floor in very good order. The engine – sourced from the donor car – currently has no oil or water so will require light re-commissioning and the running gear too is said to be good. An electric starter has been fitted.

Rarely-seen in the UK, this well-presented Le Zebre Model C was restored over two decades and comes with the benefit of some spares.


  • Vendor Score Total: 70/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    Body Work: 5
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Glass: 5
    Paint: 5
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 3
    Seats: 5
    Trim: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 12/20
    Mechanical components: 3
    Running: 3
    Starting: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3

    Axles: 3
    Brakes: 3
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Suspension: 3

    Ancillary components: 3
    Main components: 3

    Car History File: 4/5

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1914 Le Zebre Model C  Chassis no. 3965
1914 Le Zebre Model C  Chassis no. 3965
1914 Le Zebre Model C  Chassis no. 3965
1914 Le Zebre Model C  Chassis no. 3965
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