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WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER 2017
1936 ROSENGART LR4 N2
Colour - Blue
Registration Number - YWG 135
Chassis Number - 53922
Engine Number - 11944
Engine Size - 747cc
Lucien Rosengart was already successful as an engineer and businessman when, at the age of 24, he set up a company to produce cars under his own name. The first Rosengart was built under licence from Austin and based on the 7, but with gallic tweaks provided by Rosengart and his chief engineer Jules Salomon.
Rosengart stressed the reliability of his new car – the LR2 – by having one driven 900km a day for three and half months, covering 100,000km with only routine servicing and by entering another car in sporting trials, taking 81 class wins out of the 82 events entered.
The LR4 appeared in 1931 with added French flair to the styling while still remaining an Austin 7 under the skin. The LR range was produced in various forms until 1939, although after the war there was sporadic production of light commercial vehicles based on the LR4.
This 1936 Rosengart was found in south-west France in 2002 having been off the road since the 1960s. Brought over to England it was acquired in kit form by an enthusiastic owner who set about restoring it in 2007. Basically sound, the car underwent a full re-spray, was re-wired, the engine overhauled and new tyres fitted. Bumpers and other brightwork have been re-chromed and the interior reupholstered giving the car an air of luxury not normally associated with Austin 7s.
This is a car with a distinctly French flair to the bodywork but with good, solid British engineering underneath and a steering wheel where God intended it to be. It is an appealing alternative to the perpendicular Austin 7 of the period, keeping the eminently approachable engineering of Longbridge's finest. The estimate is equally appealing.
Original Source https://www.brightwells.com/classic-motoring/bicester-classic-vintage/bicester-classic-vintage-october-2017/catalogue-25th-october/