(Germany / France) 1896-1935.

Outdated-recognized makers of railway locomotives in Alsace-Lorraine, De Dietrich et Cie commenced to make motor automobiles less than license from constructors these types of as Bollie, Vivinus or Turcat-Mary, at their Lunxville and Niederbronn plants.

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1923 Lorraine Dietrich Torpedo Type B3-6 hood ornament and emblem. (©Photo by Quim Massana)

From 1902 Bugatti worked as heir engineer at Niederbronn, exactly where he designed a 5304cc 4 and a 50 hp racer with the seat driving the rear axle. In 1908 the marque identify was modified to Lorraine-Dietrich. In 1909 they experienced a six-cylinder of 11,460cc, many four-cylinder styles, from the little 12cv of 2120cc to the massive 60 cv of 12,053cc, as properly as a twin-cylinder 10 cv of 1060cc. The next 12 months, a 3619cc six-cylinder 15 hp was released. Most of these vehicles were being manufactured proper up to the war, excepting the twin-cylinder.

Right after the war, when Alsace became section of France once again, Lorraine-Dietrich restarted generation with the ohv 12cv of 2297cc and ohv 15 cv six of 3445cc, as properly as the 30cv six (6107cc). The l5cv Lorraine was the backbone of generation for many several years, and inevitably received Le Mans 24 Several hours race.

Ahead of organization ceased, Lorraine introduced the sv 20cv 6 of 4086cc: it was a complete failure.

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1923 Lorraine Dietrich Torpedo Type B3-6 front grill emblem. (©Photo by Quim Massana)

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1923 Lorraine Dietrich Torpedo Sort B3-6 hood ornament. (©Photo by Quim Massana)

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1923 Lorraine Dietrich Torpedo Kind B3-6 entrance. The sports and competitors variations, intended by Marius Barbarou and primarily based on this chassis and engine, arrived at 150 km/h and have been formulated concerning 1924 and 1925. (©Photo by Quim Massana)

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1923 Lorraine Dietrich Torpedo Sort B3-6 front. The athletics and levels of competition versions, intended by Marius Barbarou and dependent on this chassis and motor, achieved 150 km/h and ended up created concerning 1924 and 1925. (©Photo by Quim Massana)

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1923 Lorraine Dietrich Torpedo Style B3-6 entrance. (©Photo by Quim Massana)

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1924 Lorraine Dietrich 15 HP.