The Ajams was a French automobile, built in Neuilly by M. Ajams in 1920. A light cyclecar, it had a tubular frame in the "birdcage" style. Its engine was a 1093 cc water-cooled twin- cylinder 9 hp unit with a three-speed gearbox. But the car was too advanced in design, and it soon died. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ajams"
The Alcyon was a French automobile, manufactured between 1906 and 1928. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alcyon"
The Alda was a French automobile created by Fernand Charron of CGV; it was manufactured between 1912 and 1922. The car had a dashboard radiator and a 3187 cc four-cylinder engine that was claimed to be capable of going "6 to 47 mph in top gear". Cars were available with the Henriod rotary valve system; another version featuring six cylinders was also offered. Post- war, the four was the only model offered, though it was rebored to 3563cc. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alda (automobile)"
The Alma was a French automobile manufactured in Courbevoie, Seine, between 1926 and 1929. Only a few cars of this marque were produced. The most significant -maybe the only one - model was called Alma6 or Alma Six referring to the proprietary in-line six cylinder engine of 1642 cc used in these two-seater coupés. The relatively small engines with three valves to a cylinder were developed by an aero engineer named Henri Vaslin. The engine was so elastic that a gearbox of 2 speed was used. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alma (French car)"
The Alva Sport was a French automobile manufactured from 1913 to 1921 or 1923 by a company named Automobiles Alva in Courbevoie, Seine. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alva Sport"
The Amilcar was a French automobile manufactured from 1921 to 1939. The first offering was a small cyclecar; designed by Jules Salomon and Edmond Moyet, it bore a striking resemblance to the pre-war Le Zèbre. Next was the 903 cc CC, which was available in two further versions; the CS was a sport version, while the C4 was a family car. The sv engine had splash lubrication, and came with a three speed gearbox. The most famous model of all was the CGS "Grand Sport" of 1924; this featured a 1074cc sv engine and four-wheel brakes. This in turn evolved into the more sporty CGSS "Grand Sport Surbaissé". These models were built under license in Germany (as the Pluto) and in Austria (as the Grofri)and in Italy (as Amilcar Italiana). The marque entered automobile racing in the mid- 1920s with a batch of supercharged dohc 1100cc six cylinder cars that used a roller bearing crankshaft in the full racing version; these vehicles were also available with plain bearings. The company also offered a light touring car; called the "M-Type", it featured a sv 1200cc engine and was launched in 1928. It was followed by the M2, M3, and M4 versions. 1928 also saw the manufacture of a straight eight, which was built with an ohc 2-liter engine. This, the C8, proved unreliable, and soon disappeared. In the late 1930s Amilcar introduced two new models; one was the 14cv, which used a four cylinder Delahaye engine. In 1937 the company merged with Hotchkiss. The next model was the front wheel drive Amilcar Compound, quite advanced in design for its era, featuring a monocoque frame made of a light alloy and independent suspension all around. For an engine it had an ohv four-cylinder of 1185cc. Production of the Amilcar was not resumed after World War II. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amilcar"
The Audibert & Lavirotte was a French automobile, manufactured in Lyon from 1894 to 1901. The company, the oldest maker of automobiles in the city, built cars that were generally similar to the Benz. These were up to 6 horsepower, and featured belt drive and rear-mounted engines. In 1900, the company built three 36 hp racers. They manufactured a so-called Berline de Voyage, which may have been the first saloon car as early as 1898. The company ceased production in November 1901. The plant was taken over by Berliet in 1902. Audibert helped finance this action and was employed by Berliet until his retirement in 1927. ...more on Wikipedia about "Audibert & Lavirotte"
Automobiles Darracq S.A. was a French motor vehicle manufacturing company founded in 1896 by Alexandre Darracq. ...more on Wikipedia about "Automobiles Darracq S.A."
Automobiles René Bonnet was a French automobile maker. ...more on Wikipedia about "Automobiles René Bonnet"
Ballot was a French automobile manufacturer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ballot (automobile)"
Brasier was the successor of the early French Richard-Brasier automobile maker that had been in business since 1902. The name of the make was simplified to Brasier when Georges Richard left in 1905 to found Unic. Before the World War I, several twin, four and six-cylinder models were offered. Production was resumed in 1919 with a 3404 cc model. From 1920 to 1926, a 2120 cc model was produced. The cars made after 1926 are known under the name of Chaigneau-Brasier.The later company closed down in 1930. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brasier"
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Chappe et Gessalin (CG) was a French automobile maker founded in the 1950s and commencing manufacture of complete cars in Brie-Comte-Robert, Seine-et Marne in 1966. Production ceased in 1974. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chappe et Gessalin"
Clément-Bayard was a French automobile manufacturer from 1903 to 1922. ...more on Wikipedia about "Clément-Bayard"
DB was a French automobile maker between 1938 and 1961. The firm was founded by Charles Deutsch and René Bonnet. It produced light sports cars with fiberglass bodies mainly powered by Panhard flat-twin engines. ...more on Wikipedia about "DB (car)"
The Delage Automobile company was established in 1905 in Levallois, a northwesterly suburb of Paris, France. It was founded by Louis Delâge (1874-1947), an ambitious young engineer who had been working for the Peugeot car company. Initially, the company was only an assembly plant, acquiring engines and drive trains from other manufacturers to use with their own body designs purchased from others. By 1908, success saw the operation in new production facilities and competing in Grand Prix motor racing. A year later, they were making their own engines and fabricating advanced body designs. Delage cars began winning important races until the onset of World War I in 1914 when the new factory in nearby Courbevoie was converted to military production. ...more on Wikipedia about "Delage"
The Delahaye automobile manufacturing company was started by Emile Delahaye in 1894, in Tours, France. His first cars were belt driven, with single or twin cylinder engines. In 1900, Delahaye left the company for unknown reasons. ...more on Wikipedia about "Delahaye"
Facel Vega was a French builder of luxury cars. ...more on Wikipedia about "Facel Vega"
The Facel-Vega Excellence was a luxury sedan produced by Facel-Vega of Paris, France from 1958 until the company ceased production in 1964. ...more on Wikipedia about "Facel-Vega Excellence"
Georges Richard (???? - 1922) was a Frenchman who ran a short lived automobile manufacturing firm from 1897 under his own name, copying Benz cars of the era. In 1900, he bought a licence from the Belgian Vivinus to build voiturettes. The designer Brasier joined the firm in 1902 and the marque became Richard-Brasier. ...more on Wikipedia about "Georges Richard"
Hotchkiss was a French arms and car company established by American engineer Benjamin B. Hotchkiss, who was born in Watertown Connecticut. He moved to France and set up a factory, first at Viviez near Rodez in 1867, ** then at Saint-Denis near Paris in 1875. He produced arms used by the French in the Franco-Prussian war and later the U.S. government also bought cannons, deploying them in the 1879 Mill River Campaign against Sitting Bull. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hotchkiss et Cie"
Léon Bollée Automobiles was a French company founded by Léon Bollée on Le Mans, for the construction of a first vehicle that denominated "Voiturette". ...more on Wikipedia about "Léon Bollée Automobiles"
Monica is a brand of luxury cars created in the seventies by Jean Tastevin. ...more on Wikipedia about "Monica (car)"
Richard-Brasier was the successor of the early French automobile maker Georges Richard from 1902. The firm made large chain-driven cars. The racers built by the firm won the Gordon Bennett Cup in 1904 and 1905. Georges Richard left the firm in 1905 to found a new firm, Unic and the marque became plain Brasier. ...more on Wikipedia about "Richard-Brasier"
Simca is a now-defunct French automobile manufacturer, which also produced cars in Brazil in the 1960s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Simca" shortopedia moments. Defunct_French_car_manufacturers
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