The company of “Moteurs Salmson” was from 1913 to 1962 one of the leading French aeronautical and automobile manufacturers alongside Hispano-Suiza, neighbouring planes, Renault or Lorraine-Dietrich.
Founded in Billancourt by Émile Salmson, an engineer who designs aircraft engines since 1908, the SMS takes off during the First World War by having manufacture for air reconnaissance then the bombardment three thousand two hundred biplanes 2A2, production of the first order, whether in terms of quality or quantity.
From an unequalled range of action, it will be the first plane of the future Aéropostale. Starting from 1919, the manufacturer, which already employs more than six mil employees, launches into the manufacture of automobiles.
While during the First World War the SMS built airplane engines, and Salmson biplanes. 2A2, magnetos, machine tools and woodworking machines, it was on the death of the founder Émile Salmson, in 1917, that the Salmson sons took over the succession of the various companies.
In 1919, they left the SMS, and the new shareholders named Jean Heinrich director. The SMS chooses the conversion of its activities to the speed, and beyond the aviation, to the manufacture of automobiles.
The production of Salmson can be summarised in three successive periods.
In the first place, from 1919 to 1929 with Cyclecars, carts and cars. This period will remain marked by many victories in competitions.
Then, from 1929 to 1953 with the production of reliable and luxurious family automobiles, namely the different types of S4 models up to the “hike”.
Finally, the last period from 1953 to 1957 with coaches or Berlinettes 2300s who dedicate the return of Salmson in competition, but does not allow the brand to straighten up.
The ad therefore concerns a Salmson 2300 S of 1955 Grey Metallic (original color), completely restored chassis, bodywork, mechanics ( invoices and an expenditure tracking table are supplied).
Engine has 300 KMS since complete restoration. Bearings mounted on pads, modified block with sealing test (porous original block, supplied with car) and remanufactured, balanced flywheel, cylinder head tested and also restored, in excellent condition, revised Cotal box, brakes redone. The restorations were carried out by recognized professionals.
Reliability of certain equipment: stainless steel exhaust line, electronic ignition and alternator.
The interior leathers are original because in good condition and have been preserved with a slight restoration (cleaning and staining).
repainted rims, new tires.
The car is sold with its original block plus and some parts, technical file, invoices folder, original maintenance booklet.
In addition, a historical record from its factory exit is provided with the car. It is in “carte grise de collection, FIVA folder OK, receiving the card pending.
The Maserati Bora is a two-seater coupé of the Italian manufacturer Maserati, built between 1971 and 1978. This is the first single-engine series Maserati in the rear central position.
In 1968, the manufacturer of Modena Maserati developed the project of a new model with rear central engine, a first for the Trident brand. She will not know the success yet deserved and hoped for due to the lack of reliability of the elements Citroën, owner in the time of Maserati, which quickly will taint the reputation of this beautiful car. Starting from 1972, Maserati adds to its range the Maserati Merak, which takes over the body of the Bora, but equipped with the V6 engine destined for the Citroën SM. Its competitors of the time are the Ferrari 512 BB, the De Tomaso Pantera and the Lamborghini Miura, 275 copies of the Bora will come out of the
factory. So this Maserati Bora was delivered new in Miami in January 1973, it totals 54 766 km (or miles?). of the color Verde Pino, she enjoyed a complete restoration and was repainted in the red color that suits her perfectly. Its beige leather interior is in perfect condition. It is matching number with a 4930 cm ³ (4.9 L) engine equipped with carburetors developing 330 hp and starting at quarter turn. An expertise has been carried out by a certified professional expert FFVE.
Puma is a Brazilian manufacturer of sports vehicles from 1966 to 1995.
The first models were built on DKW chassis before Puma passed to the end of the years 1960 on Volkswagen and General Motors chassis and engines when DKW disappeared in Brazil. There were a total of twenty models, all based on tubular chassis with a fiberglass body. Offici
ally, 21 733 vehicles were produced in Brazil, and 383 in South Africa licensed from 1973.
The model of this ad is equipped with a Volkswagen 1600 with two carburetors. It is sold with a “carte grise de collection”, there are some details to review but it remains a very interesting and unusual car to have!
The Merak is a car manufactured by the Italian manufacturer Maserati between 1972 and 1983. We owe his lines to the designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. It’s a 2 + 2 coupé.
The Merak was manufactured in three versions, each under the control of one of the three different shareholders of the brand: Citroën, GEPI and Tomaso.
It is the choice of a simpler and cheaper model compared to the Bora that initiated the launch of this car, both models having the same chassis and the same body. The designation is “Tipo AM 122”.
The first version was born during the control of the brand by Citroën, which made the beautiful part to the hydraulics. The dashboard included most of the SM components, including oval meters, the monoline steering wheel, etc.
Manufactured to 630 copies, it remains only two years in the catalogue.
It is on the road a very homogeneous car and to safe road handling. It is lighter than 200 kg compared to the Maserati Bora
The car of this advertisement benefits almost from a complete restorat ion with-engine remade new gearbox-h oses radiator new water and clim (with new gas) Carbus and ignition revis ed-stainless ste el exhaust-Neuv eElle paint is sold with French papers and a technical check OK.
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