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Van den Plas Métallurgique pre-1918

Van den Plas, Brussels
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Van den Plas Métallurgique pre-1918

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From: http://www.firstworldwarcar.com/metallurgique-12-cv" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

In the history of the Belgian car industry, so rich in makes once well known but which have all now disappeared, Métallurgique 12 CV occupies a place in the front rank, in particular because of its intense activity in the sporting field. Founded in 1898 , in Marchienne-au-Pont under the name of SA L’Auto Métallurgique 12 CV, it began by producing cars with twin-cylinder engines.

The company’s destiny took a decisive from Daimler, Ernst Lehmann, was engaged. Lehmann completely changed the products, experimenting with large capacity cars inspired by Mercedes. Metal chassis, honeycomb radiators and 4-cylinder engines with T-shaped cylinder heads (monobloc from 1908 and from 1911 with a 4-speed gearbox) were immediately adopted.
The car illustrated here was the smallest built in the pre-war years and was made until 1914. The pointed radiator became a characteristic of the Métallurgique 12 CV range which used, almost exclusively, Van den Plas bodies. The valve arrangement, a single overhead inlet valve and two side exhaust valves, was distinctive of the sports engines. The Adex brake system with diagonal linkage was noteworthy. Métallurgique 12 CV merged with Minerva in 1927 and production ceased.

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Two more Metallurgigue, a 1911 Speedster and a Cabriolet from 1923
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Van den Plas Métallurgique Limousine, 1909
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Van den Plas Métallurgique 19/40hp, 1913
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Van den Plas Métallurgique 30/35 HP Limousine, c.1906
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An early metallurgique in Australia
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Van den Plas Métallurgique 1909
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Van den Plas Métallurgique 20-40hp Phaeton, 1913
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Van den Plas Métallurgique 18hp, 1908
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Van den Plas Métallurgique 20hp Landaulette, 1912
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Van den Plas Métallurgique 1913
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Van den Plas Métallurgique 40HP Cabriolet-Limousine, 1912
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Coupé-Limousine
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Van den Plas Métallurgique "Racing Car"
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TommyK wrote:Van den Plas Métallurgique 40HP Cabriolet-Limousine, 1912
similar or same car
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1912
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Van den Plas Métallurgique 26 HP Limousine, 1911
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1911
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1912
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Métallurgique by Van den Plas
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