Lot 53
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100000 - 120000 EUR
1913 ITALA AVALVE SPORT TWO-SEATER_x000D_ Chassis number 4037_x000D_ Rare on our roads _x000D_ Torquey and smooth engine (about 5.8 L) _x000D_ Rolling car _x000D_ French title_x000D_ _x000D_ Itala was founded in 1903 by Bigio, an engineer from Turin, at a time when many small manufacturers were trying to offer cars different from the competition. _x000D_ Although Itala is not very well known today, the manufacturer had great success before the First World War on Italian soil, even coming to rank just behind Fiat in the 1910s. _x000D_ The DNA of the brand is competition and Itala will very quickly add up the victories, notably in Brescia, the Targa Florio or even during great Raids for advertising purposes, demonstrating the robustness and reliability of the different models. _x000D_ _x000D_ Different engines will be installed in the Itala: De Dion engines and 4 cylinders of 5.0L and 8.0L. _x000D_ _x000D_ Unfortunately, the manufacturer had to stop its production from 1914 onwards and did not really manage to get back on its feet until it filed for bankruptcy in 1934. _x000D_ _x000D_ The model we present is an Avalve produced in 1913. Like all its models, it was delivered as a chassis. Its two-seater body and its imposing engine are made for racing. _x000D_ When you open the hood, you find an astonishing engine with 2 blocks of 2 cylinders each and a single rotary valve per block. _x000D_ The car is running and has been professionally serviced, the specific water cooled braking system is also functional. _x000D_ _x000D_ This Itala is a moving tribute to that blessed era of the automobile. With its sporty" bodywork and accessible driving, it is a beautiful ticket to the world of the ancestors.
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