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Van Dijk Collection, H&H Sales Limited (3 October 2005)

Part of the collection since 1984, this early Amilcar is believed to have begun life as a Type CC or C4. Acquired with a modified / distressed three-seater body, it now carries handsome CGSS-inspired coachwork. However, the resemblance is only skin deep for beneath the myriad louvers, chassis rail covers, staggered seating and neat boat-tail it lacks its illustrious sibling's semi-elliptic front suspension and four wheel drum brakes etc. Finished in French Blue to a high standard, its appearance is further enhanced by the gleaming nickel-plated radiator shell, Bleriot PH1 headlamps and eighteen-inch wire wheels. Boasting engine-turned aluminium plating to its bulkhead and a wooden dashboard with fine inlay, instrumentation includes a Bleriot ammeter together with Jaegar supplied 100km/h speedometer and clock. While for some, the lack of an engine and gearbox will be a drawback, others will no doubt see it as an exciting opportunity for a powerplant upgrade (Riley, Alvis, Meadows etc). PLEASE NOTE: Since the catalogue went to press we have been notified by Mr. Van Dijk that this Amilcar's bodywork is a recreation of that which it is believed to have originally worn rather than a CGSS replica. Also, Mr Van Dijk has brought the car's engine and gearbox over from Holland. As such, these will now be offered together with the rest of the car as a single lot (though neither assembly is currently fitted to the vehicle).

Lot Details
Auction Van Dijk Collection
H&H Sales Limited, Syon Park, Brentford
Lot Number004
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£10700
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating0
Registration numberUN-REG
Chassis numberCV 8157
Engine numberUNKNOWN
Engine capacity (cc)985
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors