Lot 276 - 1924 13063 TS2
|Engine Number||DS 2908|
|Odometer reading||63,105 km|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £25,200|
When Robert Sénéchal built his first sports car in Courbevoie, he was already a world-famous racing driver. The first Sénéchal from 1921, the B4, was a sporty two-seater with a 900cc, four-cylinder engine. The engines came from the Ruby Company, a specialist in the field. Quite soon several larger models followed the small two-seater and in 1922, a Grand Sport with a 975cc engine with overhead valves was unveiled and in 1923, a model was launched with a 1100cc engine. The cars were perfect for racing; indeed a Sénéchal won the Boulogne Grand Prix in 1923 and 1924 and the famous Bol d'Or in 1923, 1924 and 1925. In 1926, the company was taken over by Chenard & Walcker and produced three basic models in the range; the small Voiturette, the Sport and the Grand Sport.
Presented as an 'older restoration' this extremely pretty example was acquired by the vendor in 1975 from a Mr. Roy Taylor of Market Drayton. During the ensuing eight years, it was meticulously disassembled and restored. It now sports French Blue coachwork with cycle wings and blue painted wire-wheels. The radiator has been painted black with Marchal style headlamps both sides and an external side exhaust. This example is sporting in appearance with a single aero screen for the driver and a dash-mounted rear view mirror. A rear-mounted spare wheel is fitted behind the fuel tank for touring purposes and a well used 'grab-handle' can also be found. The flat aluminium dash offers O.S. speedometer and rev. counter alongside a Smiths 8-Day clock. The brown leather seating appears to be original although probably re-filled at some point, a wood-rimmed steering wheel is fitted and various 'touring spares/tools' are efficiently secreted around the cockpit. Various correspondence can be found in the history file amongst registration certificates, buff log books and an MoT test certificate valid until October, 2014. A well campaigned and cherished voiturette.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.