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1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.

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Car location: GRAYS, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Renault
Model: OTHER
Year: 1912
Type: Standard Car
Doors: 2
Color: Burgundy, Maroon
Mileage: 213
Seats: 7
Engine: 5,000
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils. for sale

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  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.
  • 1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp By Kellner et ses Fils.

1912 Renault 5 litre 20/30hp by Kellner et fils.

Registration Number D8445
Chassis number 33369
Engine Number 4994
Body: Open Drive formal Limousine with division.

A magnificent & important historic car in untouched original order throughout.

Originally ordered by Lady Lucy Markham. the wife of colliery owner Sir Henry Markham of Beachborough Park in Kent. This magnificent Renault carries limousine coachwork by one of France's most distinguished & longest lived Carrossiers. Kellner. founded in 1860 by harness maker Georges Kellner who continued in business until the outbreak of the second world war.

Recalled another master coach builder. Jean Henri-Labourdette. whose premises adjoined the Kellner workshops in the Avenue de Malakoff. "Kellner coachwork was always executed in an impeccable fashion & their design . of classic inspiration . was always elegant in its sobriety. "

Sir Henry ordered the Renault in 1911 at the Paris Salon. It was registered in Kent on 11th September 1912 due to the time it took to build this bespoke body of the finest quality. Appropriately this stately carriage was used to carry the highest in the land. including King Edward the VIIIth & Prime Minister Lloyd George.

The body takes the form of an open drive limousine. To the front is patinated but very serviceable black buttoned leather. The dash boasts a speedometer & assorted original switches for magneto. running lamps. etc. Mounted to the running board is a brass acetylene generator for the lamps. A folding ladder of exquisite design. and cunning execution is fitted to the running board & may be utilized to access luggage on the roof. The front of the car is festooned with the usual brass accoutrements found on such machines. A hand crank brass klaxon is fitted. the better to clear the hoi polloi from the King's highway.

The best part of the car lies within. The doors open to reveal sumptuous walnut door panels edged with exquisite marquetry. This cabinet making mastery extends to an inlaid band of wood extending round the inside extremities of the roof. The interior is utterly original with Bedford cord. accented by ornamental embroidered brocade to the seats & window pulls. A rope hat rack is in place in the centre of the roof coyly holding a silk plush top hat. Occasional seats in buttoned cord fold from the bulkhead. A speaking tube & trumpet allows orders to be conveyed to the working quarters up front suffixed no doubt with the moniker "James". Blinds extend to all the windows. Roll down side screens provide protection from inclement weather up front.

Under the bonnet is a four cylinder Renault engine displacing some five litres. It starts readily & runs silently with smooth power from the large displacement. The car starts off the starting handle quite easily even from cold. a handy decompression lever being held open until such time as combustion occurs. The gear box is a four speed & very easy to use & make smooth changes with; the gears being sequential & engaged by pushing the lever ever further forwards. The engine size makes for effortless cruising at 40-50mph. The last owner had no hesitation in using the car extensively. It has on the last three years done the London to Brighton run serving as a tender car following the owners 1902 Dedion.

Without doubt one of the finest Edwardian cars I have handled. the car may be viewed by appointment at our showrooms. In superb running order it will do well if entered in any "Preservation class" event. Were there a Spirit of Ecstacy on the front the car would sell for seven figures. It has had a recent service by Vintage Car expert Lee Kenworthy & co.

A gallery of large high resolution pictures may be viewed at http://www. vandp. net by clicking the "More Pictures" button.

Be sure to view image in "Original" format if you wish for a close up view. Menu is to right of picture.

Office 01375 379719

Richard Biddulph 07967 260673
Adi 07960 781930


We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :

Prestige House.
9 Globe Industrial Estate. br/>Grays. Essex. RM17 6ST

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