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1910 Bugatti with wooden deck

This wood-decked 1910 Bugatti Type 13 was an early effort of automotive genius and entrepreneur Ettore Bugatti. The eight-valve, four cylinder model, one of five built in the first production year, is supposed to have seen service during World War I.

Photo and caption: Automotive Quarterly, Volume 6, No.1


1902-03 Fiat 12hp

1912 Delahaye 10/12hp with varnished wooden bodywork.

Source: History of the Motorcar, a book by Marco Matteucci


1914 Panhard & Levassor Labourdette skiff

1914 Panhard & Levassor Sport Commissioned for a director of P&L, this nautical-looking 'skiff' body was the work of Henri Labourdette. The carvel-built hull was partly decked and fastened by copper rivits and is thought to be the first example of the style.

Caption and drawing from: 'Automobiles and Automobiling'
by Ronald Barker & D.B. Tubbs
Drawing by Pierre DuMont
 

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