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Tuesday 31 August 2021

1910 ROCHET-SCHNEIDER SERIES 9300 - Bonhams Auctions The Beaulieu Sale Beaulieu National Motor Museum 4th - 5th September 2021


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Bonhams Auctions
The Beaulieu Sale
Beaulieu National Motor Museum
4th - 5th September 2021

Registration No: Not Registered
Chassis No: 10736

*3.7-litre four-cylinder engine
*Ex-Sharpe Collection
*Stored since acquisition in 2005
*Requires re-commissioning

Based at Chemin-Feuillat in Lyon, Rochet-Schneider was one of Les Grands Marques of the Edwardian period in France. The firm was so-called because it was initially run by the Rochets, father and son, together with Théophile Schneider, a member of the eponymous armaments manufacturing family. Originally, bicycle manufacturers, Société Anonyme des Établissements Rochet-Schneider built its first automobile in 1894, and in 1901 at the Paris Salon exhibited two cars of Panhard configuration. However, by this time the most advanced type of car was the German Mercedes, so for 1903, the Lyonnaise cars were redesigned along Mercedes lines. From the introduction of that year's 20/22hp model, Rochet-Schneider's reputation as the builder of strong, fast cars grew rapidly, fully justifying the firm's description of its products as 'Les voitures de qualité'.
Offered here is an example of the 18hp 9300 Series, a 3.7-litre, four-cylinder model first introduced in 1910. Its generously proportioned open-drive landaulet coachwork affords the occupants ample space, while there is additional occasional seating in the rear compartment. The current vendor purchased this stately French Edwardian at the Sharp Collection sale in June 2005, since when it has been carefully stored, the engine being run once several years ago. Re-commissioning, at the very least, will be required before returning the car to the road. Sold strictly as view

Vendor Score Total: 30 /100

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Key for sellers' assessments:
1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

Body Work: 2
Paint: 2
Glass: 3
Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 1
Wheels/Tyres: 1

Gearbox/Clutch: 2
Axles: 1
Suspension: 1
Brakes: 1

Seats: 2
Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 2
Headlining: 2
Trim: 1

Main components: 1
Ancillary components: 1

Starting: 1
Running: 1
Under Bonnet: 1
Mechanical components: 2

Car History File: 2

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