1911 Metallurgique Speedster

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EngineFour-cylinder, 14 HP
Exterior ColorRed
Interior ColorBlack

This is an excellent example of the premier sports car of Belgium, the Metallurgique. Featuring a body by Van den Plas, it is one of the earliest known boattail speedsters. The vehicle was delivered new in 1911 to John George Macphearson-Grant at Ballindallach Castle in Scotland. The vehicle was purchased by the donor’s family in 1959. In 1964 the car’s restoration was completed and it received an Antique Automobile Club of America first place award. The car is a movie star and was in the movie “The Great Race” in 1965. The chief engineer for Metallurgique was John Bastien. In 1923, he left Belgium and became assistant chief engineer for Stutz in Indianapolis Gallery, you can see some similarities between the two vehicles. The wheelbase measures 106 inches, and the car weighs 2464 pounds. The Metallurgique was built between 1898 and 1927 and was a very advanced and stylish vehicle for its day.

This is believed to be the only Metallurgique in the United States.

Upholstery and interior

Black pleated leather


Original Engine: Yes

Water cooled

Wheels and tires

Wood wheels, pneumatic tires


Rear mechanical brakes


Planetary, shifter is located outside the car on the driver's ride, right-hand drive

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