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#1 Scuderia SSS

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 13:40

Hi all.
The Osca in the photo has a No.16 and the back says its the 2.0L of Chirons 1951, but i cant find any reference to a No.16 with Louis that year?

Anyone know anymore about this car?
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#2 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 14:45

:wave: I can find Louis Chiron ,1953 Silverstone V Int.Trophy

#3 Rob Ryder

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 16:13

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer
:wave: I can find Louis Chiron ,1953 Silverstone V Int.Trophy

Well done Bjørn :up:

Posted Image 1953 International Trophy : Louis Chiron : OSCA 20
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#4 Scuderia SSS

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 18:35

Yes, well done indeed Bjørn.
Its a lovely little photo, now with a little more info too!!.........Thanks

Paul.

#5 JB Miltonian

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 20:16

Here is another picture, from Tanner/Clymer's "Handbook of Grand Prix Cars". From the text:

"When the new 2-litre Formula was accepted OSCA built several cars two of which were run with some success by Chiron and Bayol. Chiron finished 2nd at Syracuse and Sables d'Olonne and won at Aix les Bains, Bayol finished 2nd at Albi. After the season was over Chiron's car was converted into a sports car since it was already outdated as a Formula car."

It was probably chassis #2002. It was later a 2000 Sport, once owned by Eric Herbranson in California (according to de Boer's list). The engine was an inline 6, producing 130BHP.
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#6 Scuderia SSS

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 22:18

Thankyou JB.
I like anything that has an inline 6:)

#7 Sharman

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 08:26

I agree, they always sound "right"

#8 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 10:50

:clap: Great pics....