Lot n° 44
20000 - 25000
Result with fees
: 21 600EUR
1907 FORTIN JOURDAIN
Sultan Lethimonnier engine
Only surviving model
To be registered in collection
"Jules Fortin was born in Paris in 1856. He became an electrician and settled in boulevard Rocheplatte, in Orléans, in a shed where the carriages parked in front of the Orléans railway station were stored (the railway having been created in 1843, with the Paris-Orléans line).
Jules Fortin, a good electrician, oversaw the maintenance of the generator that supplied electricity to the cinema "le Royal", which used to be the old winter circus: "l'Alhambra".
In the garage of the boulevard Rocheplatte, Jules was associated with his son-in-law, Charles Jourdain who oversaw the commercial part.
Thus, around 1909, the first vehicles left the workshop.
In fact, very few Fortin-Jourdain cars were produced; seven have been counted and only one example still exists today", source: “Club des anciennes du Loiret”.
More than 1 400 car brands were present in France before the war.
The current owner bought the vehicle in 1981 from the son of the manufacturer, a resident of the Loiret region, who found this rolling chassis in a barn. He restored the 4-cylinder engine Sultan- Lethimonnier Paris. And then he restored the bodywork.
We offer you the unique opportunity to acquire a piece of French automotive history from Orleans!
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