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Vermorel 12/16 Torpedo


car description

Given that there are only three Vermorel cars listed in the VCC Members Handbook it is quite possible that you have never heard of them let alone seen one; nor had I until I was introduced to this lovely motor car. Georgano’s excellent encyclopaedia tells us that Etablissements V. Vermorel opened in 1850 as manufacturers of woodworking machinery at Villefranche near Lyon in France and that they were experimenting with cars in 1903, finally going into production in 1908. By 1913 their catalogue shows that were offering 8 and 12 hp cars with a variety of body styles ranging from two and four seat tourers through to landaulets and berlines. In addition they offered light truck and fire engine bodies on their chassis. This particular 12/16hp car with its original four place torpedo coachwork by Henri Gauthier of Lyons, is on chassis L1414 with engine L914 and body number 170. The magneto ignition engine is a four cylinder (cast in pairs) T head of 2064cc with an RAC rating of 13.58 hp. It is connected by a leather-faced cone clutch to a conventional four speed and reverse gearbox which is connected to the differential by a Cardan shaft with the rear axle being located by three-quarter


gavin mcguire vermorel 12 16 torpedo green 4-speed leather 1913

key Facts

  • Ad ID
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Vermorel > 12/16
  • Year
  • Mileage
    1990 mi



Tandridge, NULL, Surrey
United Kingdom

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