Believed one of three remaining examples
Ex-Servais & Collin with extensive Belgian history from new
Same family ownership since 1985
This single-cylinder De Dion Bouton first belonged to Raymond Collin, owner of the Antwerp-based company, 'Servais & Collin', which had been founded in 1899 and specialised in the sales, service and repair of motor cars. He sold the De Dion around 1900 and, amazingly, rediscovered it some 50 years later at an auction in Antwerp.
In 1985, the car was offered for auction in Antwerp and purchased there by the current owner. Yvan Mahy, renowned specialist, confirmed that the car most probably was built in 1899 instead of 1898 as mentioned in some documentation and on the attached plate (see owner's notes on file). The engine was repaired after a breakdown and advice was obtained from Mahy about the potential restoration of the De Dion, which never happened. According to a 1985 newspaper report, this car is believed to be one of only three remaining examples of its type.
A rare opportunity to acquire a very early motor car that is still in very original condition. Please note that the car does not come with any registration documents.
It is located in Belgium.
De Dion Bouton, circa 1910 -12
Engine numbers -
8949C - 86-120-1912
Good running condition as an original car.
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Australian delivered car with no rust problems at all chassis,running gear etc all excellent.
Originally from Marlborough St. London premises.
Always shedded and maintained in running condition, having spent all of its life in the mid-north of South Australia. Rear section of Roi-des-Belge body removed very early in its life to allow a dray back for Hay !
All aspects of shipping loading offered for export including free delivery to port of Adelaide exit in South Australia