Classic 1929 Vehicles
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1929 Vermorel Type ZX Torpedo - Vermorel exhibited their first car in 1899, but production didn’t start until 1908. After just a few years they were a fairly sizable company. Passenger-car production ceased in 1930, and commercial vehicles soldiered on until 1932. The Type ZX was introduced in late 1928 and was offered in a few different submodels through the end of Vermorel production in 1930. It’s powered by a 1.7-liter inline-four.
1929 Ballot RH3 Sedan - Edouard Ballot got his start building engines. He even worked with Ettore Bugatti early in Bugatti’s career. Maurice Ballot later joined his brother, and Etablissements Ballot SA was formed in 1910. Engines were their main business until 1919 when they started building cars. The 1927 Type RH, became the RH3 in 1929. The engine is a 3.0-liter inline-eight.
1929 Lorraine-Dietrich Type B 3/6 Sport by Gangloff - This automotive marque began in 1896, founded by their namesake, a railway locomotive manufacturer. Cars were available through 1935, manufactured at two different plants in France. They built racing cars (they won Le Mans with this model) as well as luxurious tourers like this Type B 3/6 powered by a 115 horsepower 3.4-liter straight-six.
1929 Aries CB 4 Cabriolet - Aries was a French auto manufacturer that got its start with cars in 1903. The company lasted until 1938, producing about 20,000 cars during its 35 years. The company was known as one of the first French manufacturers to produce their vehicles in left-hand drive. The CB 4 model seems to have been built in 1929 and 1930 only, before giving way to a slightly larger model The engine is a 1.5-liter straight-four making 40 horsepower. Only about 290 CB 4 models were made.