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About Metallurgique

Métallurgique were cars made by SA L'Auto Métallurgique, Marchienne-au-Pont, Belgium between 1898 and 1928. before making cars the company had made railway locomotives and rolling stock.

The first cars were 4.5hp 2 cylinder models with chain drive but in 1905 a new modern range was introduced designed by Ernst Lehmann who joined them from Daimler in 1903. These cars with pressed steel chassis, live rear axle and the option of electric lighting were to establish the company as one of the finest makers of sporting cars in Europe. In 1906 there came the 4 cylinder, 10 litre 60/80 with inlet over exhaust valves and a claimed output of 100bhp at 1400 rpm. The cars got a distinctive V front radiator in 1906. For 1908 the car range included the 60/80 and the 40hp which was a smaller version of the 60/80, the 2 cylinder cars being finally dropped. They were joined in 1909 by the smaller 5 litre 26hp and in 1911 all cars got 4 speed gearboxes. Bodywork was made by Vanden Plas.

Métallurgique cars were also made from 1909 under licence by Bergmann in Berlin, Germany who had previously made electric cars. These were sold as Bergmann-Métallurgique.

After the First World War car production restarted with the 26hp, which gained Adex 4 wheel brakes, the 20/40 and the 15/20. The first post war designs arrived in 1921 with the 3 litre and more importantly the 2 litre overhead cam tourer designed by Paul Bastien

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2-door
2-seat
S4 8v 2.6L      M-4
23.9 kW / 32.1 hp / 32.1 hp        
   

Metallurgique 12 CV (1910)

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 2614 cm3 / 159.5 cu in / 159.5 cu in, 23.9 kW / 32.1 hp / 32.1 hp, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 84 km/h / 52 mph / 52 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 5.0L SV M-4
              
   

Metallurgique 26 hp (1920)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 5027 cm3 / 306.8 cu in / 306.8 cu in, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

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