The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, August 21, 2018


Bonhams reveals star line up for London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Auction sale
1904 Renault Type N-B. Photo: Bonhams.


LONDON.- A rare 1904 Renault Type N-B that was owned by a French family for 60 years leads Bonhams traditional London to Brighton Run Sale of Veteran Motor Cars in London on 4 November. It is estimated at £250,000-280,000.

The car was one of the first four-cylinder Renaults built. The Type N-B was introduced by Louis Renault as part of a reorganisation of the company's range of models following his brother Marcel's death in 1903. The Type N-B was a 14/20hp model powered by a conventional, four-cylinder side-valve engine of a little over 3.0-litres capacity, which featured the traditional Renault 'coal scuttle' bonnet with rear-mounted radiator.

This Type N-B 14/20hp, with the desirable swing-seat Tonneau coachwork, which can seat four adults in comfort - was owned by a French family from the 1920s onwards before being bought by an enthusiastic UK-based Veteran Car Club (VCC) member in the 1980s. Since then, the car has been rallied extensively in both the UK and continental Europe. Finished in red/black with black leather interior, it is offered with a VCC dating certificate and V5 registration document.

Another rarity is the 1904 Aster 16/20 hp, another four-cylinder motor car with four-seat Tonneau, estimated at £230,000-270,000. France led the world in motor car development in the early years of the 20th century, and Aster was there at the forefront. This particular car has a fantastic history. It has participated in the Paris-Vienna Rally in 2002; an epic drive from Brisbane to Sydney, Australia in 2005; and the successful completion of the 1,000 Miles Trial Re-enactment in 2000.

More recently, the Aster has taken part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on five occasions (2011-2015) and has been described as one of the most practical Brighton cars. It has been known to the Veteran Car Club for many years and comes with a V5C registration document and a copy of 1904 Yorkshire registration records.

Another notable consignment is an early car from the 19th Century, a 1897 Daimler 4hp twin-cylinder 'Rougemont' Wagonette, estimated at £200,000-220,000. The first British-made Daimler took to the road in 1897, and this example, which cost £370 new, is one of the earliest that survives in original condition. Most were converted to the now conventional wheel steering, whereas this car has always retained its primitive and original tiller steering.

The Daimler has successfully completed many Brighton Runs and has an entry for this year's London-Brighton Run. With a Start Number of No. 4, (the oldest motor cars start at the front) it is capable of keeping ahead of the pack and giving the occupants a memorable run to the seaside.

One particularly interesting car in this year's sale is a 1903 Renault type n-c two cylinder 10hp Wagonette, registration no. BS 8243 estimated at £110,000-130,000. The car was discovered in Kent in 1969 by George Dorrington, a well-known Veteran Car Club enthusiast and founder member of the popular Renault Frères Club. George's discovery of the car at a Canterbury scrapyard yielded a near complete vehicle, from chassis to radiator, dated water reservoir tank marked '4/3' (for April 1903), bonnet, steering column, etc. all in a dismantled state. Its only major omissions were that it lacked its original twin cylinder engine and the majority of its wooden body had long since been lost.

For the next two decades George worked diligently on the Renault with the sourcing of a period correct Renault twin cylinder unit proving elusive until eventually one was tracked down in France.

George Dorrington finished the Type N-C in the mid-1990s and it was duly submitted for Veteran Car Club dating, and its year of 1903 confirmed then. Ever since, the car has been a regular sight on the London to Brighton Run.

Bonhams Motoring Department Senior Specialist, Rob Hubbard, who is overseeing the sale, commented, "This year we are able to offer some real rarities from the dawn of motoring presented in wonderful condition. Our top lots have proved their worth in many Veteran Car rallies all over the world and I expect a lot of interest from collectors keen to acquire a piece of motoring history."





Today's News

October 12, 2016

Sotheby's to offer a mesmerising and rare Fancy Vivid Blue diamond

Mossgreen auction specialists discover a rare 700-year-old Ming Dynasty banknote inside sculpture

Lost work by early film pioneer Melies found in Prague

AXA donates to The Met 29 drawings and studies related to Thomas Hart Benton's mural America Today

Kate charms Dutch on first solo foreign trip

Steidl publishes "New York in the 1970s by Philip Trager"

Nationalmuseum releases 3,000 images on Wikimedia Commons

Abraham Thomas is the New Bresler Curator-in-Charge at the Renwick Gallery

West Coast art market continues upward

Seattle Art Museum's Asian Art Museum reveals plans for renovation and expansion

USC Fisher Museum of Art receives 700 unorthodox prints, paintings and sculptures

Bonhams reveals star line up for London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Auction sale

Tacoma Art Museum exhibits highlights from the Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Collection

"A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art from The Ken Ratner Collection" on view at Museum of the Big Bend

Penn announces Sachs Program for Arts Innovation

Museumsinsel will acquire a Centre for Cultural Education and Learning in 2017

Exhibition at Ludwig Museum looks at Béla Bartók's legacy through the means of contemporary art

Spitfire Ace's outstanding medal group expected to fetch £60,000-80,000 at auction

Hauser & Wirth Zürich presents a new series of paintings by Zhang Enli

Depictions of Phyllis Bramson's poetic internal world on view at Littlejohn Contemporary

Original 1927 Vogue cover artwork sets $52,500 record at Swann Auction Galleries

Spink announces an evening of flying ships, romance and a mischievous loker

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents "Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art"

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Royal Family portraits chosen by HRH The Prince of Wales on display at Buckingham Palace this summer

2.- Exact copy of car that made motor racing history in the 1960s for sale with Aguttes Auctions

3.- Who built Stonehenge? Cremation ashes found near Neolithic monument yield clues

4.- 'Heaven-guided' underground maze proves Armenian tourist draw

5.- Royal Family portraits chosen by HRH The Prince of Wales on display at Buckingham Palace this summer

6.- Display at Tate Modern explores 'Magic Realism Art in Weimar Germany: 1919-1933'

7.- Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says Beijing studio wrecked without notice

8.- Cat abduction from Moscow museum captivates Russians

9.- The Museo del Prado completes the redesign and rehang of its North Wing galleries

10.- Bangladesh photographer sacked over viral kiss photo



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful