Sizaire-Naudin Speedster

1908 Sizaire-Naudin Model C Speedster

Offered by Gooding & Company | April 2024

Photo – Gooding & Company

Sizaire-Naudin was founded by the Sizaire brothers (Georges and Maurice) and Louis Naudin. The company existed between 1903 and 1921, and despite that range, this is just the second vehicle from them we’ve featured. Both are from 1908.

Between 1906 and 1909, the company was active in racing, thus this 1908 model wearing sporty speedster coachwork. It’s powered by a single-cylinder engine, and all early Sizaires feature an independent sliding-pillar front suspension with big transverse leaf springs hanging out in from of the radiator.

This car has been on display at the Mullin museum for some time and will require reconditioning. It has an estimate of $20,000-$30,000. Click here for more info.

1908 Sizaire-Naudin

1908 Sizaire-Naudin Type F1 8HP Sport

Offered by Artcurial | Paris, France | February 5, 2016

Photo - Artcurial

Photo – Artcurial

Sizaire-Naudin was a French marque that existed between 1903 and 1921. The Sizaire name lived on for a few years after 1921 in a few different forms. The company was founded by brothers Georges and Maurice Sizaire and their friend Louis Naudin in Courbevoie.

The car features unique styling at the front. The engine cover has a cyclops-like design to it and the eight horsepower single-cylinder engine resides beneath. Microcars aside, single-cylinder cars (especially of this size) went out of favor by about 1904. Still, this car is capable of 49 mph.

Sold new in Nice, the car is as it would’ve been when it was new and has been restored as needed over time, with major work being carried out in the 1980s and around 2000. It’s a rare marque and a fine example that should bring between $70,000-$90,000. Click here for more info and here for more from this sale.

Update: Sold $133,561.