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Amilcar M2 Saloon

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Amilcar M2 Saloon
Lot number 134
Hammer value N/S (est. £5,000 - £10,000)
Description Amilcar M2 Saloon
Year 1930
Colour Black
Engine size 1,200 cc
Chassis No. 29377

One of two Amilcar models in our sale today this is a rare M2 Saloon. The M-Type was launched in 1928 and marked something of a departure for Amilcar who had previously concentrated on minimalist voiturettes and sports cars. As demand for such vehicles dropped off with the onset of the Depression, they turned increasingly to the manufacture of touring cars and saloons.

The first M-Type was a light touring car with all-wheel brakes that featured a side-valve 1,200 cc engine and was followed by the M2, M3, and M4 versions, the latter with a 1.7-litre engine. By 1937 Amilcar had merged with Hotchkiss and ceased to be a marque in its own right.

Thought to date from 1930, this M2 appears to be in remarkably sound and original condition throughout. Nothing is known about the history of the car and it has no paperwork but the chassis number is 29377. The engine, believed to be a 1,200c unit, is currently out of the car and the cylinder head, which was taken off some time ago, is currently at the vendor’s home in southern France. However, he regularly travels to and from the UK so reuniting it with the block should not pose too much of a problem. Altogether a most rare and interesting car in a good state of preservation that should amply reward the sympathetic restoration that is now required.
 

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