1924 SALMSON GRAND SPORT Serial number 20237 Type... - Lot 69 - Osenat

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1924 SALMSON GRAND SPORT Serial number 20237 Type... - Lot 69 - Osenat
1924 SALMSON GRAND SPORT Serial number 20237 Type VAL 3 Serie GS - 7HP Very nice condition of restoration Superb line - Extremely rare model French collector's registration The brand was named after Emile Salmson (1859-1917), son of Jean-Jules Salmson and grandson of Jean-Baptiste Salmson, of Swedish origin, who opened a workshop specialising in pumps and steam engines around 1890. He then expanded into the aeronautical industry, manufacturing the Canton-Unné seven-cylinder star engine mounted by Breguet and Voisin from 1909. In early 1913, the Société des Moteurs Salmson (SMS) was created. Once peace had returned, part of the business was converted to the manufacture under licence of the English G.N. (Godfrey and Nash) cyclecar, launched for the 1919 Paris Motor Show. Two years later, the AL type used a double overhead camshaft engine on the GS (Grand Sport) version. Heavily modified (GSS, GSC and GS-GP), it won numerous races in its class, including the Bol d'Or (1923), the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1926, 1927, 1928) and the 200 Miles of Brooklands (1922, 1923, 1924, 1925). In the autumn of 1921, the Saint Andrew's Cross became the brand's emblem. This 1924 Salmson Grand Sport 1100, number 20237, is equipped with a very nice streamlined body. It is in excellent condition. It is equipped with a double overhead camshaft engine number 872, which is in good working order and starts easily via a Ducellier starter. We go back to November 10, 1924, when it was purchased new by Mr. Noël, living in Versailles. The Grand Sport was then registered 802 Y 75. Later, on April 23, 1937, the car became the property of Mr. Charles Glersson, in Lyon, and was registered 6387 PF 8, as confirmed by the original registration card. The dashboard is of course equipped with a period instrument panel signed O.S. and Paris-Rhône. This 1924 Salmson Grand Sport is a very nice model, a real cycle car from the old days, ready to take part in historical events!
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