Fisson Tonneau

1898 Fisson 8HP 3-Litre Tonneau

Offered by Artcurial | Paris, France | February 8, 2013

1898 Fisson 8HP 3-Litre Tonneau

Louis Fisson founded his car company in Paris in 1896. While only in business for a few years, he managed to build an unknown number of cars before he gave up the venture in 1898. There were two types available – a rear-engined and a front-engined model. This is of the front-engined variety and it is the only one like it that survives. It uses a 3.0-liter straight-two (the cylinders are giant) making eight horsepower.

It spent a long time in a Long Island (New York) automobile museum and was sent back to Europe (the U.K.) in the 1980s. It was not restored until 1995 and it competed in the 1996 London-to-Brighton run. It is a very early, very rare motorcar that can be yours for an estimated $290,000-$340,000. Click here for more info and here for more from Artcurial at Rètromobile.

Update: Sold $311,050.

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