1934 Hotchkiss 615 Monaco Saloon

Quality French saloon UK registered from new; older restoration; 2 1/2-litre Six; loads of potential

You won’t see a Hotchkiss every day, but we are delighted to offer two in one sale, both quality cars offering refinement and performance.

Described by ‘Autocar’ as ‘outstandingly good’, they had a loyal following in the UK in period and had many fans.

This 1934 615 Monaco clearly shows Detroit influence in its factory supplied bodywork, especially at the rear which looks very American in design.

Fitted with a lusty 2 ½-litre six, it was discovered by the vendor in The British Hotchkiss Society Magazine in 2019 offered by its owner of 40 years.

The car was originally UK registered and was first registered JN 4019 in March 1934 – it would have been an expensive car at the time and has stood the test of time well.

It had been little used over the previous 25 years and had been given a restoration some years previously. It was running and driving at the time and was acquired to join a large collection and has consequently seen little use since. It comes with a current V5C, old style V5, buff logbook and copy French handbook.

The vendor advises that he has recently spotted some frost damage to the engine, although this would be easily rectified with the engine still in the car as it is accessible and doesn’t affect its running at the present time.

The very attractive estimate reflects this, making this interesting and attractive ‘30s saloon look most appealing.

For more information – contact [email protected]  

Reg No: JN4019
Chassis Number: 32122
Engine Number: 13/TYLE615
Engine Size: 2500CC
Docs: V5C, Old style Log Book, Green continuation Log Book, 1 old MOT, copy of French Hand Book.

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £8,000-10,000

Lot 31

Lot ended

Wednesday 14/09/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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