ENGINE: 4 cylinders in line, cast iron block and cylinder head, three support crankshaft and liquid cooling. Position: Front longitudinal. Diameter x stroke: 70 x 120 mm. Displacement: 1.847 cc. Compression: 5.8:1. Distribution: Side camshaft, with valves in the head controlled by pushers and rockers. Feed: Zenith carburetor. Power: 38 hp at 2,400 rpm.
TRANSMISSION: to rear wheels. Clutch: Dry single disc with cable control. Gearbox: 4 ratios and reverse.
BASTIDOR: chassis formed by longitudinal members and crosspieces. Steel body, bolted to the chassis. Front suspension: Rigid axle guided by semi-elliptic springs. Rear suspension: Rigid axle guided by semi-elliptic leaf springs.
BRAKES: Drums on all four wheels, mechanically controlled. Direction: Screw and sector. Wheels: Spoke rims with central anchorage. Balloon tyres, size 5.25-21.
CARROCERIA: Torpedo of four doors, work of La Buire. Wheelbase : 2.950 mm. Rear / rear tracks. 1.300/1.300 mm. Length x width x height: 4.390 x 1.550 x 1.670 mm. Empty weight: 965 kg. Fuel tank: 38 l.
PERFORMANCE: Maximum speed: 53 mph. Average consumption: 12 l/ 100 km.
MANUFACTURE: Time of production: 1923-1929.
The crankcase remains hidden, under the aluminium protections, and an ingenious float lets you know if the oil was at its level when the engine was still at rest.
Once aboard the La Buire Type 10 A Torpédo and with the steering wheel to the right, on the aluminium dashboard are arranged four spheres, which from left to right correspond to the speedometer, the ammeter, a time clock and the ingenious oleometer, which when there is no oil pressure leaves four red blades in sight as an alarm signal. A glance at the bottom bracket: the smaller, lower central pedal gives the impression of being the accelerator, and indeed it is.
POWER - CONTROL - PERFOMANCE
|- 20 000 - 30 000 €||- 1.847 cc - 4 cylinders in line|
|- Normal||- 38 hp at 2,400 rpm|
|- 965 kg||- To rear wheels - 4 speeds and reverse|
|-||- 53 mph|
|- 1927||- 4.390 x 1.550 x 1.670 mm.|
|- Drums on all four wheels||- Screw and sector.|
|- Wheels with spokes, with central anchorage.||-|
|- Front suspension: Rigid axle guided by semi-elliptic leaf springs. Rear suspension: Rigid axle guided by semi-elliptic leaf springs.|