Exceptional Berliet racing 1908 Veteran Car in its configuration Targa Bologna where the brand has emerged 8th on the prize-winners. In the early 1900s Berliet tried his hand at racing with some success, one of his competition vehicles finishing third at the Targa Florio in 1906, and another at the Mont Ventoux hill climb race that same year. This classic race car with four-cylinder biblock engine and exceptional cubic capacity of 5.3 liters, was capable to reach 150 km/h. It was the equivalent of the Formula 1 of the time. Powered by a chain transmission and a rare 4-speed gearbox for the early 20th century, this Berliet represents a unique opportunity to drive a racing car in its raw state, with a 150-liter cylindrical gasoline tank highlighting the raw appearance of the front of this vehicle. The bucket seats are in chesterfield leather and the dashboard is in varnished wood.
This Berliet competition is presented for sale. It is registered, in perfect working order, and represents a complete reconstruction from an original chassis, as well as an engine, a gearbox ... from the period. This veteran car presented for sale is eligible for the Targa Florio.
The exceptional restoration was made over several years, requiring a colossal work.