1928 Chenard & Walcker Type Y8 Tank 
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Chassis n ░ 38005
- An exciting restoration project
- Futuristic line and avant-garde design
- An exceptional collectible
- No reserve

Reference Number 629669

as of 10/15/2020

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Lot 19

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Overview
Car 1928 Chenard & Walcker Type Y8 Tank
VIN 38005 
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Known History

Chenard & Walcker unveiled, at the 1927 Paris Motor Show, two new sports models with 1.5-litre engines. Called the Y8, the 1500, which was lowered, was fitted with a "tank" body, while the semi-lowered version, exhibited on the Chenard-Senechal stand, was called the Y7, optionally clothed in a three-seater Grand Sport torpedo body called "Torpille," or a two-seater plywood sedan. The car on offer is a real barn find, astounding, and as always, very moving. This car was, for a long time, in the ownership of the same Belgian collector, the curator of the Royal Belgian Cinematheque. It was upon his death in 1988 that the car was donated to the current family. The car therefore remained in the Brussels region for many years. According to a copy of a letter from Automobiles Chenard & Walcker and dated July 6, 1950, chassis N ░ 38005, everything leads us to believe that this is the one which left the workshops of Gennevilliers on July 10, 1928. We also noted the stamp "3S005" on an old plate, riveted to the car, certainly corresponding to the body number. Although without its engine, this car represents a fantastic restoration project, as it is rare and historically interesting. Its body shows traces of old restoration but seems complete, its dashboard is still fitted with its two large O.S. meters, and the car has a BMW gearbox. Jealously preserved since the 1960s, this Chenard & Walcker has been protected from the outdoors and humidity for many years. This is of course a complete restoration project, which deserves to be executed. The number of examples produced is not known, but it is certainly very low, and even fewer have survived.