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XXI – Chenard & Walcker, the expert’s report (7/8)

Highlight of the expert’s report:

“The vehicle has been artificially aged”

The most curious can discover, in the pages below, the details of the expert’s findings on the transformations that the vehicle underwent. Here are some extracts:

  • There are traces of sanding to dull the paint.
  • A sharp object was used to chip the paint at the woodwork joints.
  • The rear axle has been replaced
  • The canopy is of modern manufacture and has been added recently
  • The wings have been changed
  • Labourdette” plates have been added
  • The headlights have been changed to older models than those on the Laporte sale vehicle

I particularly recommend reading the passage concerning the laying of the canopy. Do not hesitate to contact us if you want an English version of the report.

Overall, there is no doubt that the intention was to pass this vehicle off as a car other than the Chenard & Walcker from the Laporte sale.
What are the reasons for this? The answer is perhaps not as simple as the one that comes to the mind of any “Brighton car” enthusiast since at the time the expert’s report was filed, many elements of the car’s history since 1998 were unknown to us.
I will come back to this in future posts as the chronology of events unfolds.

(To be continued …)

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