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Engine
4-Cylinder
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Transmission
Manual
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VIN
14952

Description

9/12 HP, L-Head 1692cc 4-Cylinder Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 12957; Engine No. 14952 Building motorcars from 1907 to 1950, this marque was originally known as the Corre, and its founders believed that racing would help sell cars. They were correct and when driver, Waldemar Lestienne started to win races, sales increased. His cars soon became famous partially because of his fam...

9/12 HP, L-Head 1692cc 4-Cylinder Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 12957; Engine No. 14952 Building motorcars from 1907 to 1950, this marque was originally known as the Corre, and its founders believed that racing would help sell cars. They were correct and when driver, Waldemar Lestienne started to win races, sales increased. His cars soon became famous partially because of his family crest was what La Licorne, or a literal translation, “The Unicorn”. In the early 1920's, Corred began to brand their cars as La Licorne and their engines sourced from Ballot, which offered plenty of power plus economy in fuel and in use-taxes. This attractively designed car received coachwork from Carrosserie Automobile A. Rousett in Lyon, France, and has been treated to a full restoration, which looks to be in very good condition. Bodywork is quite solid and the tasteful two-tone green exterior compliments the tan fabric top and saddle leather seats, giving this car a distinctive, yet subtle appearance. As with all La Licornes of the day, it is equipped with right-hand drive and the brake and shifting levers are mounted to the right of the driver. Designed to fit four, there is plenty of room behind the rear seats for luggage or picnic gear, which can be easily loaded with a drop-down tailgate. Under the hood does need some detailing and probably a small amount of attention to bring this little car back to life. One of the more unusual cars in this collection is providing a very unique opportunity to buy and enjoy a bit of French motoring.

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