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La Licorne 12Cv B7W4 '22

€ 35.950

Reference ch8802
Make La Licorne
Model 12Cv B7W4 '22
Type cabrio
Construction year 1922
KM 00103
Cilinder displacement 2292
Gears manual
Steering right hand drive
Price € 35.950

Corre La Licorne was founded 1901 in Levallois-Perret, at the north-western edge of central Paris, by Jean-Marie Corre, and bought by Waldemar Lestienne.  Cars were produced until 1947.  Business began with the production of tricycles and a single-cylinder quadricycle cabriolet using De Dion-Bouton components. Early sales volumes were modest. To give greater prominence to the brand, the company began to participate in competition, and racing victories achieved, in particular in 1903 by the driver Waldemar Lestienne, gave the company valuable recognition. Sales improved and were soon challenging those of longer established brands such as Renault, Peugeot and De Dion-Bouton,

In 1910 the model list included three models: one with a single-cylinder engine, one with twin 1.7-liter and a third model powered by a 4-cylinder. But by eve of World War I in 1914, the range had already been broadened substantially. The 4-cylinder engines were derived from Ballot and Chapuis-Dornier units.  With the outbreak of war, the business was moved to new premises in nearby Neuilly

After the war a new model with a 1.2-liter engine was presented. This was a new version of an earlier model dating back to before the war. By the mid-1920s, the manufacturer was offering a wider range, and the cars were joined by new commercial vehicle versions and even small buses.

By the time of the October 1924 Motor Show, the basic Corre-La Licorne passenger vehicle range extended to four mid-range cars, all with four cylinder engines, from 1,4 to 2,3 L,

In 1927, the factory moved again, to Coubevoie.  From now on, it produced less cars, and the factory  ceased to produced individuals cars in 1947, and Berliet bought Licorne in 1949.   

 

 

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