In 1924 Jerome Donnet, acquired the Zedel car company, along with their factory at Pontarlier in the Eastern part of France. Their models were updated and in 1925 the new Type-G was introduced, designed by Ernest Henry of Peugeot and Ballot fame.
The car had a 1,098cc side-valve engine and four-speed gearbox, and was promoted by a 10,000km non-stop journey from Paris to Constantinople and back without carrying any spares, and proved a great success.
This early example was imported from France in 2014 by the current vendor. Much work had already been carried out including the restoration of the saloon bodywork, chassis and running gear, new springs, shackle pins and bushes. The new owner, once the car was in England, started work on the engine. Cameron Engineering, of Malvern, made a repair to the cylinder block, replaced the studs and overhauled the valves. An SU carburettor was fitted, the original Solex is offered with the car, a rewound magneto, a professionally rebuilt steering box and the car was rewired including the fitting of a new Lucas dynamo and four new Michelin Bibendium tyres fitted.
This Donnet-Zedel, with its wonderful nickel plated fittings, comfortable interior and well stocked dashboard, is now sorted and ready to enjoy. Eligible for VSCC Light Car events, this superb period French car comes with a current V5C and a small history file, including copies of invoices totalling over £4,000 for work carried out.
DOROTHEUM Herbstauktion auf der Classic Expo Salzburg / Autumn Sale at Classic Expo Salzburg
Klassische Fahrzeuge / Classic cars
Samstag, Oktober 19, 2019 / Saturday, October 19, 2019