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1934 Lancia Belna Eclipse news, pictures, specifications, and information
Convertible Hardtop
Designer: Georges Paulin
 
In the late 1920s, Georges Paulin, a dental technician living in Paris, invented a retractable hardtop. He patented the design and sold it to a French coachbuilder, Marcel Pourtout. This firm built several cars on the chassis of a French-built Lancia - a Belna, very similar to the Italian-built Lancia Augusta.

This model, the Belna Eclipse, has a hand-operated hard top, counter balanced by bungee cords, that disappears into the trunk. Later, when Pourtout built Eclipse models on Peugoet chassis, these tops were operated electronically. The car is powered by a water-cooled, overhead cam, narrow V4, 1,196 cc (1.20L), 35 hp engine coupled to a 4-speed manual transmission equipped with free-wheeling.
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FRENCH HISTORY TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT RM'S PARIS COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION AT PLACE VAUBAN
• RM Auctions returns to the stunning Place Vauban for its second annual collector car sale in Paris, 4 February, 2015 • Held during the world-famous Retromobile week, the multi-million euro sale features a magnificent selection of 60 blue-chip motor cars • Early highlights led by two automobiles with wonderful French provenance, a 1935 Delahaye 135 S and 1934 Lancia Belna Eclipse • Full event details available at www.rmauctions.com LONDON (November 25, 2014) – RM Auctions, the worl...[Read more...]
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