Lot Number
156
language

1926 Derby 9 HP Sports

Sold For €40,250

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - THE SÁRAGGA COLLECTION 21 SEPTEMBER 2019


Engine No.
14470

Documents: Portuguese Certificado de Matrícula

  • Rare French sporting marque
  • Surely a thrill to drive and enjoy

The Derby was built by Bertrand Montet in Courbevoie, Seine, from 1921 to 1936. Originally a voiturette powered by a V-twin American Harley-Davidson motorcycle engine, it was soon uprated with a 900 cc Chapuis-Dornier four. These and other proprietary engines were used during the marque’s currency. Larger cars were built from 1926 on, but small sporting models like this one remained in production.

Restored in white with black wings and a matching black interior, this Derby boasts an overt sporting style with rudimentary wings. It has seating for two with a longitudinally offset configuration compensating for the narrow cockpit. Tight and tidy, it looks ready for adventure, its 1,094 cc Chapuis-Dornier power plant taking pride of place in the compact engine compartment. The car is a very nice example of this seldom-seen French marque.

  • Rara marca desportiva francesa
  • Certamente emocionante de conduzir e desfrutar
  • Os Derby foram produzidos por Bertrand Montet, em Courbevoie, a oeste de Paris, entre 1921 e 1936. De início, o Derby era uma voiturette, com motor de moto de dois cilindros em V, da americana Harley-Davidson. Mais tarde, chegou um quatro cilindros Chapuis-Dornier, de 900 cc. Esse e outros motores foram utilizados durante a existência da marca. A partir de 1926, modelos de maiores dimensões passaram a integrar o catálogo da Derby, ao lado dos pequenos desportivos, como este exemplar.

    Restaurado em branco com guarda-lamas pretos e condizente interior também a preto, este Derby exibe um estilo desportivo, com guarda-lamas rudimentares. Tem dois lugares desfasados, para compensar o estreito habitáculo. Justo e bem apresentado, parece pronto para a aventura, com o Chapuis-Dornier de 1094 cc em lugar de destaque no diminuto compartimento do motor. É um ótimo exemplar desta marca francesa pouco vista.



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