Chevallier Bol d’Or

1930 Chevallier 1100 Bol d’Or

Offered by Osenat | Paris, France | April 2024

Photo – Osenat

In 1922 a race was organized in France called the Bol d’Or. It was a 24-hour event for cars and motorcycles, with a maximum displacement limit of 1,100cc. The race still exists, though for a long time it has been for motorcycles only.

Well Frenchman Paul Chevallier wanted to win this race. So in 1930 he started work on this car, which features a 1.1-liter inline-four and front-wheel drive. He ended up running the car in the race in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, and 1935. He was declared co-winner in 1934.

Three decades later, he put his car up for sale, when it was snatched up by a collector. It now has an estimate of $130,000-$160,000. Click here for more info.