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What is it? Quiz #445


PreWarQuiz-SorianoPedroso

This week's Quiz-Car is a nice small Torpedo. It had a 10CV-4-Cylinder engine and was built in Europe. The two founders of the company came from Spain, but the cars were built in another country between 1919 and 1924. At least two cars of this brand still exist. One of them is a nowadays gaudy red and yellow painted single-seater-cyclecar, that was even honoured on a stamp in Andorra. I think, this is enough information, isn´t it? At least the name of the brand, the town of the company's headquarter and the town, the cars were produced should be a part of your answer. And of course all information about the car and the company is welcome.

Post your answer BEFORE Monday, April 24th 2017 and use no more than 100 words. Next week we will publish the answer and you might be the winner!

 

 

Comments 

 
#10 2017-05-22 01:10
It's an early 20s Soriano-Pedroso, built in Biarritz, France.
 
 
#9 2017-05-21 08:59
Soriano-Pedroso 1924. Model: "Luxe" Engine 4 cyl Ballot.Maximum speed 110 km/ph.
 
 
#8 2017-05-20 14:49
The Name of the brand is "La Hispano-Guadalajara" or Shorter "La Hispano". The Headquarter of the Company was Guadalajara, however, the car were mainly produced in France in Bois-Colombes by Hispano-Suiza. The brand was taken over by Fiat. By the way, I don't think that the car on the Andorra stamp is a single seater but rather a two seater T-24 8-10 CV (1918).
 
 
#7 Ace Zenek 2017-05-20 10:13
Soriano-Pedroso, also shown as Soriano-de Pedroso, made by Ricardo Soriano Scholtz von Hermensdorff and José Luís de Pedroso y Berghmans which were first made in Biarritz and later in Neuilly, France. The Autocar of 14 Feb 1920 stated 4 cylinder 8.9 hp of 60 X 100 mm (1131 cc), 3 speed multi-disk clutch, front semi and rear quarter elliptic springs. Advertisements by Zenith stated they used Zenith carburetors. A 1903 Panhard owned by Soriano for over70 years still exists, and Soriano was a founder and vice-president of the Real [Royal] Automobile Club of Spain.

Not part of my answer:

I forgot to state that I am a Jury Member.
 
 
#6 Ace Zenek 2017-05-20 09:59
Soriano-Pedroso, also shown as Soriano-de Pedroso, made by Ricardo Soriano Scholtz von Hermensdorff and José Luís de Pedroso y Berghmans which were first made in Biarritz and later in Neuilly, France. The Autocar of 14 Feb 1920 stated 4 cylinder 8.9 hp of 60 X 100 mm (1131 cc), 3 speed multi-disk clutch, front semi and rear quarter elliptic springs. Advertisements by Zenith stated they used Zenith carburetors. A 1903 Panhard owned by Soriano for over 70 years still exists, and Soriano was a founder and vice-president of the Real [Royal] Automobile Club of Spain.
 
 
#5 2017-05-20 09:02
Hi, this is a Soriano-Pedroso by Le Conte
Ricardo Soriano Scholtz von Hermensdorff (Salamanca 1883 – Marbella 1973), marquis de Ivanrey and José Luís de Pedroso & Berghmans, marquis de S. Carlos de Pedroso.

http://tricyclecaristes.forumr.net/t314-soriano-voiturette?highlight=soriano

http://www.autopasion18.com/HISTORIA-SORIANO-PEDROSO.htm

Jorge
 
 
#4 2017-05-20 08:58
Dear Editor,

This car is a Soriano Pedroso. The Soriano-Pedroso was a French automobile manufactured in Biarritz from 1919 until 1924. Built by two Spaniards the Marques de San Carlos de Pedroso and the Marques de Ivanrey Ricardo Soriano Sholtz von Hermensdorff, the original models were Ballot-engined 1131 cc and 1590 cc cars. The men next built a 902 cc Ruby-engined cyclecar, and designed the prototype for a straight-eight; their main product, however, was marine engines.
If I well remember, one was in the late Serge Pozzoli Museum in le Gerier, France. Soriano Pedroso was well studied by Pozzoli in the french revue "Le Fanatique de l'Automobile".

With regards and thanks for your work and passion!
Bruno
 
 
#3 2017-05-20 08:19
the French company Soriano-Pedroso 1919-1924
Soriano Pedroso Torpedo Sport 1921
 
 
#2 2017-05-20 06:05
This car is a Soriano Pedroso. This brand was made in Biarritz, south of France by Ricardo Soriano. I have no more information about this brand.
 
 
#1 Craig Little. 2017-05-20 01:58
I have been fascinated by this make for ages and have little doubt despite the less than usual radiator shell that it is as follows:-
The Soriano-Pedroso was a French automobile manufactured in Biarritz from 1919 until 1924. Built by two Spaniards the Marques de San Carlos de Pedroso and the Marques de Ivanrey Ricardo Soriano Sholtz von Hermensdorff, the original models were Ballot-engined 1131 cc and 1590 cc cars. The men next built a 902 cc Ruby-engined cyclecar, and designed the prototype for a straight-eight; their main product, however, was marine engines.
 

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