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 Post subject: General Saoutchik info
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:53 pm 
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Jacques Saoutchik, born Iakov Saoutchick in the Ukraine in 1880, had arrived in Paris in the early 1900s. A cabinet maker by trade, he quickly graduated into the coachbuilding craft. Jacques Saoutchik founded his own coachbuilding company in 1906 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, an up-and-coming industrial suburb of Paris. He built his first body on the chassis of an Isotta-Fraschini.

Saoutchik wanted to cater to the top class. Within a few years, Jacques Saoutchik established himself and his small company by attractive designs, meticulous work and high quality. Designwise Saoutchik took every possible risk. Nicknamed 'Viollet-le-Duc', he never hesitated to embellish with chrome or even gilt. Obsessed with form, visual magic is what he was after. That 'visual magic' was expressed in the brightwork appliqué that adorned so many of Saoutchik's bodies, highlighting the dominant lines of the coachwork.

Other coachbuilders appreciated the graceful flowing contours of Saoutchik's bodywork: "He was a real craftsman, that fellow," said Howard 'Dutch' Darrin of Hibbard & Darrin. "He was also one of the few coachbuilders in France then who wasn't copying us in some way. I particularly remember his beautifully finished interiors. Yes, he was definitely a man with his own ideas." Those 'own ideas' included many daring novelties like transformable bodies, cars with removable windshields, parallel opening doors on pantograph linkages, but it was that love of ornamentation for which he is particularly remembered.

The outstanding and elegant Transformables, Cabriolets, Coupes and Town Cars of Jacques Saoutchik for many years represented the essence of Parisian chic. They regularly were distinguished by collecting awards and prizes in the cherished Concours d'Elégances of Paris and the fashionable resorts at the Atlantic coast and the Côte d'Azur.

In 1952 Saoutchik's son Pierre took over the company. It was not long before fate brought an end to the company. Saoutchik closed down in 1955.

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 Post subject: Re: General Saoutchik info
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:28 pm 
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Saoutchik Gallery: http://www.coachbuild.com/index.php?opt ... emId=28052

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 Post subject: Saoutchik Color Stand!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:08 pm 
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Paris Auto Salon 1948. The stand is splited with Franay (Bentley and Delahaye) and behind F & F.Look how big it is the silver streamlined car!


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 Post subject: Re: Saoutchik Color Stand!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:13 pm 
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Black & White stand in the fifties ! Pegaso ( sigh ) :D and Delahayes.


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 Post subject: Re: Saoutchik Color Stand!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:36 pm 
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I did a kind of feature about the 1948 show at my site a while back
http://svammelsurium.blogg.se/2009/january/vi-gar-pa-bilmassa.html

I'm curoius about the Bentley at Franays stand. the previous year B20BH is well accounted for but what happened to this one?


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 Post subject: Re: General Saoutchik info
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: General Saoutchik info
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:20 am 
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This brochure was on eBay some time ago. It shows the parallel-opening door that Saoutchik used under licence from James Young.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:26 pm 
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It shows the Delage D8/120 which survives, and which is shown in the Delage chapter, I think.


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 Post subject: Re: General Saoutchik info
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:15 pm 
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I believe the Delage in question is currently under restoration in the U.S.A.


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 Post subject: Re: General Saoutchik info
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:34 am 
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Interesting pics on a twenties body by Saoutchik, though on what chassis it is I do not know. Note that it is left hand drive. Mercedes?


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 Post subject: Re: General Saoutchik info
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:49 pm 
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Can anyone enlarge on this statement:-

In 1929, when Pierce-Arrow merged
with Studebaker, Jacques Saoutchik was
invited to South Bend to design the new
Studebaker. the French-style body was
beautiful and Saoutchik managed to sell
an average of 70 Saoutchik-bodied
Pierce-Arrows every year at the princely
sum of $ 25,000.

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It comes from here:-

www.apollotyres.com/downloads/body_art.pdf

I know that almost every day you can find a Pierce-Arrow ad. on eBay featuring a letter from "Monsieur Saoutchik", but that is about his opinion on an existing 1928 body.

Anyone know any more?

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 Post subject: Do the Saoutchik records survive?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:41 pm 
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Does anyone know whether the Saoutchik records survived the closure of the company and, if so, where they might be preserved?


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 Post subject: Re: General Saoutchik info
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:48 am 
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Transformable 1925


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Saoutchik transformable, July 1923


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delage d-series?


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Rallye Automobile Feminin Paris-Deauville 1931


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