Alda (automobile)

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Fernand Charron at the 1914 French Grand Prix standing next to the Alda built by Charron, Girardot et Voigt

The Alda was a French automobile created by Fernand Charron of Charron, Girardot et Voigt (CGV). It was manufactured between 1912 and 1922. The car had a dashboard radiator and a 3,187 cc (194.5 cu in) inline-four engine that was claimed to be capable of going "6 to 47 mph in top gear" (9.7–76 km/h). Cars were available with the Henriod rotary valve system; another version featuring six cylinders was also offered. Post-World War I, the four was the only model offered, though it was rebored to 3,563 cc (217.4 cu in).

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The name ALDA was invented by the readers of the magazine l'Auto, an acronym for "Ah - La Délicieuse Automobile!".