De Dion Bouton Club UK


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Cars Previously Sold

The car(s) listed below are no longer for sale but are shown here for reference. The De Dion Bouton Club UK accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the details below




A highly original 1900 De Dion Bouton tricycle in my family ownership for nearly 50 years.


Registration no. AAL 6.  

Engine no. 14287.

VCC dating certificate no. 1886

(issued in 1991).


Sold to a Club Member - May 2016

This machine has an excellent provenance and is well-known to the De Dion Bouton Club.  It surfaced in 1934 in the hands of George Leversage Benbough who entered it into the Emancipation Run and the tax disc for that year is still in place.


My cousin purchased it at Sotheby’s dispersal sale of the well-known A W F Smith collection of veterans in 1968.  The original sale catalogue is included. The trike remains beautifully patinated and is not replated.


AAL 6 is almost certainly the only number that the vehicle has ever had and it is now very much part of the history of this Victorian vehicle.


This is a single-speed machine with a rebuilt 2¾ hp engine – 75mm bore, 76mm stroke – period Brissard head with gill radiator and original coil.  It is a good runner and comes with a buff log book as well as the V5C and an extensive file of paperwork.


The machine has been more active in the recent past than the preceding 75 years, successfully completing various events in the UK and on the Continent including the London to Brighton, the Pioneer and Banbury Runs and the DDBUK inaugural Jarrott run.



De Dion Bouton. 1903 four seater tonneau. 8 hp model R. Registration no BS8277. Dating certificate no 1522.  


Sold to Club Member February 2016

This car is in good mechanical and cosmetic condition. The engine and transmission were reconditioned by the previous owner prior to my purchase. The work included new pistons and bearings in the engine,new bearings and clutch linings in the gearbox. The car has completed approximately 1000  totally reliable miles since then. The body work is in excellent condition, it is coach painted in dark blue with black wings. The seating is buttoned grey leather and again in very good condition. In my ownership it has been entered and completed seven London to Brighton runs. This car can be viewed in the West Midlands (Warwickshire) and comes with a tonneau cover, two new spare tyres and tubes.


Also a Renault "Master" van with low mileage used to transport the above De Dion Bouton could be available for sale.



1904 De Dion Bouton 10 HP twin cylinder type W four seat tonneau body.

VCC dated certificate no 2534, car number 47.

Nicely original and looked after.

2007 successful Brighton run.


Sold to Club Member within a week - April 2015



De Dion Bouton Trike

Former Veteran Car Club loan machine is very original and a finest in its class Trike, lovely to ride with Hanriot Frères gear engagement, 2 3/4hp; has a water cooled head and de Dion carburettor, Brooks saddle, and is complete with starting handle, trembler coil, battery, and bulb horn.

Sold to Club Member 2014

A replica de Dion commercial trailer is available with the Trike (tow housing included).





1903/4 10 HP Twin cylinder

Type W


Car no 213 Engine no 282B Registration EF 16

VCC Passport 3853


Sold to Club Member 2014





Crescent Paris 1900 small car
(size first model Renault)
with de Dion Bouton 2 3/4 engine air cooled.
3 speed flat belt drive- original body.

Steering bar and main tube from rear axle is new.
All parts very sound, with some work can be run as is.

Sold March 2013



1901 De Dion, type G, 4 1/2 hp vis a vis in outstanding order. VCC dated and reviewed (certificate # 49).


SOLD TO CLUB MEMBER Feb 2012

Well known car which was in use up to 1914, then dusted off and completed the first RAC London to Brighton Run in 1930 (and the subsequent years up to 1939).

In 1939 it raced at the last Brooklands meeting before WW2. All this history is documented with a number of period photographs and supporting literature.

The car has had many illustrious VCC owners since, and has continued to be a very regular and reliable Brighton entrant on an annual basis.

Recently rallied in the UK and on the Continent, this still highly original example really is one of the very best. Taxed, MOT’d and confirmed lbvcr 2011 entry.



1898 De Dion Trike

Excellent history, first to Brighton.

Fully restored


SOLD TO CLUB MEMBER Feb 2011




Tricycle Clement
100% complete only needs paint and nickel plating
Badges for the surface carb are with the Trike
All original parts that were in bad condition are still with the Trike

Sold October 2012