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Senechal Ts3 - 1926
A world war i pilot, robert senechal began making light sporting cars in 1921, often racing them himself and compiling 51 wins in 56 races during 1922-23. He went on to become a full-time driver, with a subsidiary of chenard et walcker contracted to build senechals. The last ones probably were made in 1929-
Top speed of about 71 mph
engine typedrivetrain: Overhead-valve, in-line 4-cylinder
displacement 1,094 cc (1.1 l) power rating 32 hp transmission 4-speed manual
chassis: Transverse leaf-spring front sus¬pension; About 1,060 lbs.
Primitive but effective
senechal used the simplest engines he could get and mounted them on the most primitive chassis possible. Somehow he got excellent results. The first senechal, the b4, had a ruby 900cc four-cylinder engine. This was soon renamed the sport and accompanied by a bigger 975cc grand sport. A 1.1-litre model was added in 1923, and frontwheel brakes and electric lighting were adopted later.
designed for racing
the ts3 was a fast car for the time, capable of more than 70 mph. It had a 1.1-litre overhead-valve ruby four-cylinder engine and a four-speed transmission attached to a cone clutch. The front suspension consisted of a transverse leaf spring on a rigid axle. The rear axle had no differential. Some axle ratios were revised for
competition by private parties, british as well as french.
As its appearance and robert senechals driving career suggest, the senechal ts3 was meant to be raced.
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