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About Quiz # 320. 1926 Amilcar CO ! (Update C6)


whatisit 320_300Sender StuartPenketh from Thailand came up with this very hard quiz idea and expected that nobody would guess it right. However three people recognised the car as an Amilcar. Dietrich-Gotthard, Fredi Vollenweider and Kaspar Dortans. However the answer of Fredi was by far the best: "It is an Amilcar C.O. The engine (No. 90025), a 4-cylinder Simca 1200 cc is connected to a 4-speed electric gearbox. The "Coupe" body (Chassis No. 11041) was built by Ateliers De'Grenelle in Paris, based on a Farina design. The car was bought in Switzerland by HM King Bhumibol as a rolling chassis for experimental purposes. The original body proved to be too heavy and was later changed into its present one."
(photos from the book: Royal Automobile Stables of Siam

editor: thanks for correction; we based ourselves on available info with the car. We think the numbers mentioned may be the original numbers. You may be aware that after the war some Amilcar'C6' -Simca engined specials were known in racing. This may be one of those. Anybody who can provide further info is most welcome.

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#2 2012-04-23 07:00
I hesitate to put in a comment on this car with such an august group - but what about the Amilcar Compound which seems to have been built just pre war and under Hotchkiss?

Tony.
 
 
#1 2012-04-21 05:41
The Amilcar chassis number you give pertains to a C6, not C0, and the engine number pertains also to a C6, not a Simca.
 

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