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1919 Paris Automobile Sigma. UNDER OFFER

Description

UNDER OFFER.

Messrs Gaston Ltd, of Great Portland Street, London were the UK agents for Sigma. Thier 10hp car was featured extensively in the 13th December 1919 edition of The Autocar.  ‘The Sigma was designed for the use of motorists who require a small car of sporting appearance and a considerable range of speed,’ declared Britain’s foremost motoring journal.

The  Sigma was built to withstand the combination of continuous speed and rough gear handling with the ability to bear with full throttle for long periods of time and to withstand the effect of that speed over execrable pavé.  An advanced design for its day, the Sigma Ten was powered by a 1,592cc Ballot sidevalve engine to which the four-speed gearbox was directly bolted. 

This rare Sigma Tourer can claim to have played a minor supporting role in recent British politics, having been used to transport the Rt Hon Tony Blair, MP around his Sedgefield constituency during the 1983 election campaign (photograph available).

As with many French vehicles of that era the Sigma is Right-hand drive.

Using the dependable 4 cylinder Ballot engine of 1600cc, 76JTA carries a plaque confirming its display at the National Museum in July 1973.

Its beautiful original brass fittings and insignia remain in superb condition as are the internal wood door cappings and dashboard which carries a speedometer, ampmeter and correct period switches etc.

Specification

  • Lot Number: 12
  • Year: 1919
  • Make: Sigma
  • Registration: 76 JTA
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 1592
  • Estimate: £12000 ~ £14000
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