Turcat-Mery Model MJ Boulogne Roadster – 1913

Turcat-Mery Model MJ Boulogne Roadster - 1913


Turcat-Mery Model MJ Boulogne Roadster – 1913


Marca : Turcat-Mery
Modello : Model MJ
Versione : Roadster
Anno : 1913
Telaio N. : 1103
Esemplari prodotti : —
Motore : 4 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 3.380 cc
Distribuzione : SV
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : Carb.
Potenza : 35 hp
Top speed Km/h : xxx


Images Courtesy of Fiskens


Turcat-Mery Model MJ Boulogne Roadster - 1913

At the age of 22, cousins Leon Turcat and Simon Mery decided to use their engineering and advanced degrees to enter the automotive business. Turcat, Mery and Company was formed in 1899, building two prototypes by 1901 and soon unveiling their first production car.

Turcat-Mery Model MJ Boulogne Roadster - 1913

Their creations were on display at the 1901 Paris Motor Show where the duo met Adrien de Turckheim. Having made his fortune in railway construction, Turckheim was looking to diversify his endeavours and quickly became the companyïes influential financial backer.

Turcat-Mery Model MJ Boulogne Roadster - 1913

Seeking to enhance their prospects still further, Turcat and Mery thrust their automobiles into Europees burgeoning motorsport scene. At the Platrieres hillclimb and inaugural Monte Carlo Rally Henri-Louis Rougier drove a Turcat-M�ry to overall victory, generating publicity that would lead to crucial sales for the company.

Turcat-Mery Model MJ Boulogne Roadster - 1913

During the First World War Turcat-Mery manufactured combat materials and, after the conflict, upgraded to larger facilities. However the expense of this move, added to the post-war cost of scarce raw materials, made it difficult for the company to continue. By 1921 they were experiencing serious financial trouble, with significant reorganisations deemed necessary that year and again in 1924. Motor car production ceased in 1928, with the company continuing to provide parts and services until 1933.

Turcat-Mery Model MJ Boulogne Roadster - 1913

The Turcat-Mery offered by Fiskens is a Model MJ Roadster from 1913. Using a mammoth 6.1-litre, 4-cylinder engine, it is believed to be one of very few surviving examples. Indeed, it is entirely possible that the car is wholly unique.

Turcat-Mery Model MJ Boulogne Roadster - 1913

 

Turcat-Mery Model MJ Boulogne Roadster - 1913

 

Turcat-Mery Model MJ Boulogne Roadster - 1913

 

Turcat-Mery Model MJ Boulogne Roadster - 1913


 

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