D’YRSAN Course 1923

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D’YRSAN Course 1923
Same owners since 1964 Extremely rare racing d’Yrsan Matching numbers French registration Chassis number: 2815 - Engine number: 2519 Ephemeral, but having made its mark, the d’Yrsan brand will have built more than 500 three-wheeled sports cars in just three years. Raymond de Siran de Cavannac is a manufacturer of Blackburne motor racing motorcycles and in the early 1920s wanted to build English style cyclecars. He wants to get closer to Sandford but without success, the hoped-for marriage fails. He started to design his first car by himself and in only three months he produced a machine inspired by the Sandfords. The engine is a Ruby, the suspension with independent wheels and a removable rear wheel (revolutionary). Siran will entrust the steering wheel to the pilot journalist René Krebs his car specially prepared to race in 1100 cc, in 1924. Krebs then wins the first place in Paris - Les Pyrénées - Paris and starts to make talk about this amazing brand. Marc Chauvière on the road to Arpajon south of Paris will be timed at 124.18 km/h while a Sandford will reach «only» 122 km/h. We are then in 1924 and Krebs enters with his D’Yrsan in England at the Brooklands race. About forty Morgan are at the start and the French driver wins the race! From then on, the British press became passionate about this unknown car. The English journalists discovered a car with incredible comfort for the time and capable of holding very high road speeds. The first appearance of a d’Yrsan during a British endurance race, the famous trials, was the London-Land’s End. The 24-hour London-Edinburgh trial in pouring rain, where the solidity of the d’Yrsan could no longer be doubted, was rewarded with a gold medal in London. Mr Raymond de Siran added: «If the d’Yrsan was for me a financial disaster in sport and tourism, it was wonderful in the race! So I do not regret anything of these beautiful and ardent years and the enjoyment I exp
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