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Lot 127

1908 Renault AX Two-Seater

  • Chassis no. 13890
  • Engine no. 3840

Sold for kr. 1,148,000

This lot will be sold with the following documents: Bill of Sale

Renault Frères grew rapidly in the early years of the 20th century. By 1913, Automobiles Renault, as the company had become, was the largest automaker in France and offered a wide array of cars, from small twin-cylinder models to huge 9.4-litre sixes. Among the most popular was the AX, a 1,060 cc twin built until 1914. Usually built as two-seaters, they were also found in four-passenger configuration. As such, they were much favoured as taxis.

In the Aalholm Automobil Museum collection since 1960, this jaunty Renault AX presents well despite the age of its restoration. The car is fitted with Powell & Hammer headlamps, and they, like the rest of the brass brightwork, will polish up with a good detailing. Despite the fact that the paintwork shows a few cracks, it will similarly clean up well. The victoria hood shows some cracking but remains in otherwise good condition, and the buttoned black leather upholstery, while old, exhibits no major flaws.

A participant in the May 1997 European Vintage Rally, the car comes with import paperwork from France, which is dated 1960, and a Danish registration in the name of the museum from 1973. A nice example of one of France’s most popular pre-1910 cars, this Renault AX will be a welcome addition to any collection of European cars.

Renault Frères voksede hurtigt i begyndelsen af det 20. århundrede. I 1913 var Automobiles Renault, som firmaet var kommet til at hedde, blevet en af de største bilfabrikanter i Frankrig og havde et stort udvalg af biler, fra små to-cylindrede til enorme 9.4 liters seks-cylindrede modeller. Blandt de populære var AX, en to-cylindret 1,060 cc, som blev bygget indtil 1914. Den blev normalt bygget som en topersoners bil, men blev også fremstillet i en firepersoners udgave. Denne version var meget populær som taxi.

,Denne livlige Renault AX har været i samlingen på Aalholm Automobil Musem siden 1960 og fremstår glimrende på trods af , at det er længe siden, den blev restaureret. Den er udstyret med Powell & Hammer-forlygter og de vil sammen med resten af messingarbejdet, kunne pudses flot op. På trods af, at malingen har et par sprækker, vil den også kunne poleres flot op. Victoria-kalechen har et par sprækker, men er ellers i god stand. Selv om den sorte læderpolstring er gammel, udviser den ingen væsentlige fejl eller mangler.

Bilen deltog i European Vintage Rally i maj 1997 og har vigtige papirer fra Frankrig, dateret 1960, og er desuden dansk registrering i museets navn i 1973. Denne Renault AX er et godt eksempel på en af Frankrigs mest populære biler fra før 1910, som vil være en fin tilføjelse til enhver samling af europæiske biler.

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