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1929 Salmson GS8 ‘Grand Prix’ sports

Estimate     £150000-£170000

Maker Salmson
Model GS8 ‘Grand Prix’ sports
Colour Blue
Registration BF 9199
Year 1929
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Registration number BF 9199
Chassis number 21118
4 cylinder 1086cc DOHC two valve engine
3 speed gearbox
Factory low slung Grand Prix type chassis
Sports two seater body
The car was dispatched to Switzerland on 7th January 1930 and remained there until purchased by the present owner in November 2019
One of 128 manufactured made between 1928 and 1930
Only 27 cars are known to exist worldwide
This is a very rare car as it is one of only two remaining fitted with the original body
The other belongs to a collector in Japan
Chassis and body restoration was completed in Switzerland
When the car arrived in the UK it was given to Salmson specialist Mickey Hudson who completed a ground up mechanical restoration of the engine, gearbox, clutch and rear axle
The engine was fitted with a new crankshaft, con rods, pistons, camshafts, bevel gears etc
Invoices totalling over £30,000 are supplied detailing the cost of parts and labour
Representing state of the art Grand Prix engineering the GS8 was fast, reliable and arguably the most successful French light car of it’s day, winning in the region of 500 events in the late 1920s /early 1930s and certainly a match for competitors like Bugatti and Amilcar
This car would be eligible for any prestigious event including the Mille Miglia etc

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