7 February 2018

1950 AGS Panhard Monomill

  • Chassis no. 863
  • Engine no. 1754
  • Gearbox no. 3400

Without Reserve

Documents: Bill of Sale

  • A highly compelling French single-seater
  • Ideal for hill climbs and racing events

Presented here is a single-seater track and hill climb racer produced by Pierre Guérin, hailing from nearby Grenoble. Dubbed the Atelier Guérin Special, or AGS for short, at its heart is a two-cylinder, 850-cc Panhard engine with a single Zenith carburettor mated to a Panhard gearbox. The car is driven by its front wheels and boasts Panhard wheels, brakes and a front suspension with independent square torsion bar at the rear, and an aluminium body. While not much is known about the car’s history, it was purchased out of France at the end of 1990 from a Mr Allonso in Grenoble by Serge Macé, who owned it for the next 20 years.

Mr Allonso told Mr Macé that his father raced the car in the 1950s, but by the time of Mr Macé’s purchase, the car had fallen into disrepair and was in need of a rebuild. He fitted a new 850-cc Panhard engine and rebuilt the car to race it in the FFSA championship at various circuits around France. Macé sold the car to another gentleman in France who kept it for only a few months before it was acquired by Gianni Codiferro and imported to Italy where it was campaigned in a number of Italian hill climb events. The AGS was purchased from Codiferro by its current owner from the Netherlands, who was told that Mr Allonso’s father raced the car in the 1950s.

This is a car that begs to be returned to the track and hill climb circuit where the next owner will undoubtedly have a thrill behind the wheel.

• Monoplace française très intéressante
• Idéale pour courses de côte et meetings historiques

Cette monoplace de circuit et courses de côte a été mise au point par Pierre Guérin, basé dans la région de Grenoble. Dénommée Atelier Guérin Spécial (AGS), elle est équipée d'un bicylindre Panhard 850 cm3 doté d'un carburateur Zenith et accolé à une boîte Panhard. La transmission se fait aux roues avant et la voiture comporte des jantes, des freins et une suspension Panhard, avec à l'arrière un système indépendant à barre de torsion carrée. La carrosserie est en aluminium. L'histoire de la voiture est mal connue, mais on sait qu'elle a été achetée à la fin de 1990 à un M. Allonso, de Grenoble, par Serge Macé, qui l'a conservée pendant 20 ans.

M. Allonso a indiqué à M. Macé que son père avait couru avec la voiture dans les années 1950 mais, lors de son achat par M. Macé, elle était en mauvais état et réclamait une reconstruction. Il a installé un bicylindre Panhard 850 cm3 et remis la voiture en état pour l'engager au Championnat FFSA historique des circuits. Il a ensuite cédé cette monoplace AGS à un autre amateur qui ne l'a gardée que quelques mois avant de la vendre à Gianni Codiferro qui l'a fait venir en Italie et a participé à plusieurs montées historiques. Elle a été ensuite vendue à son actuel propriétaire hollandais.

Cette voiture ne demande qu'à reprendre la piste et le départ des montées historiques où le prochain propriétaire ne manquera par de connaître au volant des sensations grisantes.

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