Lot 126: 1952 Ford Comète

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October 30, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Paris, France
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Description: 1952 Ford Comète Carte grise française Châssis n° 766 Caisse n° 767 Moteur n° 700109 - Une des premières réalisations de Jean Daninos - Voiture rare, surtout dans cet état - Dernière voiture du regretté Jacques Braneyre - Propriété d'André Trigano pendant 36 ans Lancée en 1951 par Ford France (SAF), la Comète est un coupé luxueux dont le dessin élégant est confié aux " Stabilimenti Farina " et la fabrication de la carrosserie à Facel Métallon. On notera qu'il s'agit là d'une des premières réalisations de Jean Daninos, avant qu'il ne lance sa propre marque, Facel Vega. La ligne est douce et fluide. Prestige oblige, elle est équipée d'un moteur V8 de 2,158 L. Cette mécanique développe la puissance de 74 ch jusqu'à 1953, ce qui lui permet d'atteindre une vitesse de pointe de 140 km/h. La production tous modèles confondus, s'élèvera à 3 064 exemplaires. La voiture présentée est entrée dans la collection d'André Trigano en décembre 1980. Elle était alors immatriculée dans la région de Lyon depuis mars 1974. Lorsqu'elle a été présentée lors de notre dernière vente de Rétromobile, elle sortait d'une restauration complète. D'importants travaux avaient été menés, la carrosserie entièrement refaite, repeinte dans une belle livrée noire qui s'associe à merveille à l'intérieur en cuir marron, lui aussi entièrement refait, avec des moquettes assorties. Le tableau de bord, au splendide dessin, est également en très bel état. La mécanique de 13 CV (dont le numéro de bloc est différent de celui d'origine) a fait elle aussi l'objet d'une réfection. La voiture fut acquise lors de la vente 'Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars' par Jacques Braneyre, Président de l'Antic Auto Club Catalan, délégué régional de la FFVE, commissaire-technique FIVA et juge dans de nombreux Concours d'Élégance internationaux. Malgré sa maladie, il avait voulu s'offrir un dernier cadeau, ce qui lui avait offert un grand plaisir lors de sa livraison dans sa propriété aux abords de Perpignan. Il n'a pas eu le temps de la conduire. Nous présentons donc cette superbe automobile à la double-provenance, ex-Collection André Trigano et propriété d'un ami cher de la Maison. MERCI DE NOTER QUE LA VOITURE EST VENDUE SANS CONTROLE TECHNIQUE DE MOINS DE 6 MOIS. French registration Chassis n° 766 Body n° 767 Engine n° 700109 - One of the last projects of Jean Daninos - Rare car, especially in this condition - Last car of the late Jacques Braneyre - Owned previously by André Trigano for 36 years Launched in 1951 by Ford France (SAF), the Comet was a luxury coupe which elegant design was entrusted to "Stabilimenti Farina" and the manufacture of the body to Facel Metallon. It is worth noting that this is one of the first projects by Jean Daninos before he launched his own brand, Facel Vega. The line is smooth and fluid. With luxury a requirement, the car was powered by a V8 engine of 2158cc. This engine developed 74bhp up to 1953, allowing it to reach a top speed of 140 km/h. The production totaled 3,064 units. The car on offer was purchased by André Trigano in December 1980 when it was registered in the Lyon region, since March 1974. When it was presented in our last Retromobile auction, it had just come out of a complete restoration. Significant work has been done, the body has been completely redone, painted in a beautiful black shade that combines perfectly with the interior in brown leather, also completely redone, with matching carpets. The beautiful dashboard is in very good condition. The 13 CV engine (which number is different from the original one's) was also the subject of a restoration. The car was bought at the 'Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars' auction, by Jacques Braneyre, President of the Antic Auto Club Catalan, a regional delegate of FFVE, FIVA technical commissioner and judge in many international Concours d'Elegance. Despite his illness, he wanted to offer himself a last gift, which brought him great pleasure when delivered to his property, in the outskirts of Perpignan. He did not have the time to drive it. We offer this superb car with a double provenance, the collection of Andre Trigano, and the property of a dear friend of our Auction house. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CAR IS SOLD WITHOUT A TECHNICAL INSPECTION DONE LESS THAN 6 MONTHS AGO.
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October 30, 2016, 5:00 PM CET

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and ordinary cars - special additional conditions apply, as stated hereafter.
In addition to the lot's hammer price, the buyer will have to pay the following costs per lot and by degressive brackes:
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Over 600 000 euros : 11% + current VAT.

For Automobilia
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25% + current VAT.


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