De Bazelaire

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De Bazelaire was a French car maker founded in 1907 by Fernand de Bazelaire.[1]

History[edit]

The plant established at Rue Gager-Gabillot in Paris (15e) , produced more than thirty models from 1907 to 1928. The cars were intended for racing, but were built with a luxury look. The showroom was located at Avenue des Ternes, in Paris (17e).[2]

The car first appeared on a race track in July 1908 in the Coupe de l'Auto race, the engine had a capacity of 1460 cc and delivered 22 brake horsepower (16 kW) at 1800 rpm. The top speed of the car was 59 mph, models with a six-cylinder engine were built during the 1910s. After World War I, De Bazelaire manufactured cars with a 2.1 litre S.C.A.P. engine.

Fernand de Bazelaire took part in several races, driving his own cars, notably at the Coupe des Voiturettes at Boulogne-sur-mer (1910) [3] and at the Tour de France Automobile (1912).[4]

The car manufacturer ceased its activities in 1928, when Fernand de Bazelaire joined the French car maker Delahaye.

  • De Bazelaire model(s)
    • De Bazelaire 10CV (1910)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fernand de Bazelaire - Genealogy
  2. ^ Automobilia, bi-monthly magazine, third year, No 60, 15 November 1919 - Advertising by De Bazelaire. [1]
  3. ^ Press agency Meurisse - Photograph 1910
  4. ^ Press agency Rol - Photograph 1912

Further reading[edit]

  • G.N. Georgano - The complete encyclopedia of motorcars, 1885 to the present - Dutton, 1973 - pages 234 and 235

External links[edit]

  • Coupe de l'Auto 1908 information: [2]