1111 Ballot RH3

8 cylindres limousine by Chapron


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- A rare model
- Superb in-line eight-cylinder
- Luxury bodywork
- No reserve
- Ex Serge Pozzoli

This Ballot has a double originality: its body designed with a lot of attention, and its eight-cylinder in-line engine, the prerogative of luxury cars. Thanks to engineer Henri, already famous at the beginning of the century for the engines that he had conceived for Peugeot, specifically the ones that had already done well at Indianapolis, the Ballots were equipped with brilliant mechanicals, four or eight cylinder engines, twin overhead camshafts and hemispherical combustion chambers. These mechanicals helped them to get very good results in serious motorsport competitions.
On this car, the technology was still very advanced for its time, with overhead camshafts and a displacement of about 3.0-liters. This engine perfectly suits the beautiful body whose finish reflects a higher level of luxury, with its netted roof, its lateral blinds, its rear ceiling and its storage pockets ... The Chapron plate on the body suggests that the car had a body from this coachbuilder, which seems conceivable in view of its quality. The car was a part of the lot purchased by Roger Baillon from Serge Pozzoli in 1967, and for which we have been able to find a copy of the invoice on a file. The car seems complete (except for the dashboard) and is a brilliant and original alternative to a large Bentley.