Ardent (automobile)

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The Ardent was an automobile produced by Caron et Cie, in Paris, from 1900 to 1901. The company used its own make of 5 hp v-twin engine in their four-seater vis-à-vis light car. Termed a "victoriette", it was unusual in that the body was mounted on a frame, but the engine was in front of the frame, unsuspended.


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