1901 De Dion - Bouton Voiturette Type G Victoria
|Engine:||4.5 HP single cylinder|
A desirable De Dion - Bouton Type G Victoria was first registered in Switzerland 10th of July 1901, powered by single cylinder 4,5 Hp engine which is mounted at the rear of the chassis on four straight bearer arms. The early versions had an open, lightweight, vis-à-vis style body, providing two side-by-side seats facing forward and a third seat in front facing to the rear, but unlike the vis-à-vis, the Victoria had both rows of seats facing forward and the steering column in front of the front seat!
This amazingly original voiturette has been part of famous Marcoux’ Collection and according to what we know, Mr. Marcoux bought this de Dion already before WWII. It means it stayed with the same collection for around 80 years!!! The oldest original document in the file is dated 1912 when it was issued by the Swiss Customs at a time the car left the country for a trip. There is La Revue Automobile dated 9th of September 1948 showing Mr. Marcoux driving the car in exactly same condition as it is today! Only 3 cars of this type are known to survive in the world and we believe this one is the best.