GalleryFrench Woodies - 1910 to 1919
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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
1912 Delahaye 10/12hp with varnished wooden bodywork.
Source: History of the Motorcar, a book by Marco Matteucci
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'
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