Chenard & Walcker 1905
CHRONICLE OF A SCAM
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This section could be labelled “chronicle of a scam” as you’ll discover through this story.
At this point in our research, we had two points to check:On what date had the car changed ownership from Mr. C. to the association V.?Was it possible to find out which car had the number 568 UU in 1904?… Read More »XXIV Our own findings : The license plate (2/2)
We discovered a photo on which the Chenard & Walcker was wearing a license plate with the number 1605 RE 33. We immediately informed our dealer who advised us not to pay any attention to this document: according to him,… Read More »XXIII – Our own discoveries :The license plate (1/2)
The expert’s report provided us with factual elements that were essential to establishing the truth.But on our side, we had conducted our own research. And what we discovered is worth telling. This will be the objective of the next posts.First… Read More »XXII – Our own discoveries: 1-The previous owners.
“Synthesis” The questions that had been asked to the expert were as follows: The answers were: no, the car could not have been built in 1904 but in 1905 no, the car is not a “G” type no, the chassis… Read More »XXI – Chenard & Walcker, the expert’s report (8/8)
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… Read More »XXI – Chenard & Walcker, the expert’s report (7/8)
One of the car’s previous owners is discovered : “The vehicle presented is the one that was sold on October 4,1998 at the “Laporte” sale (lot_n°13) and that has undergone modifications in appearance“ That was the end of the hypothesis… Read More »XXI – Chenard & Walcker, the expert’s report (6/8)
On the FFVE certificate, drawn up under the auspices of our consultant-dealer, the car was supposed to be registered under the serial number 950. But the number 950, which we had searched for without success, was not found by the… Read More »XXI – Chenard & Walcker, the expert’s report (5/8)
As presented by our intermediary-consultant, the car was a “Type G”. The expert’s answer was unequivocal though: “The car cannot be a Type G. It is more likely to be a Type I, J or L, types which have not… Read More »XXI – Chenard & Walcker, the expert’s report (4/8)
The car had been presented to us by our intermediary and consultant-in-ancient-vehicles as being entirely original and “untouched”. But in his report, our expert noted that: “The bodywork was not original (too big for the chassis)“and that:“The radiator dates from… Read More »XXI – Chenard & Walcker, the expert’s report (3/8)