These were a successful manufacturer of cyclecars, winning many rallies albeit maybe not promoting very many automobiles. In the late 1920s, the firm attempted to penetrate a greater market sector - sadly the need for big passenger cars and for ultralight racing cars were both reduced, and Netter and Bollack were forced from the path in 1928. This team included the automobile companies Lombard and RollandPilain; in 1931 a distinct sporty frontwheel drive B.N.C. automobiles with pneumatic suspension were introduced but found naught. By 1935, the doors of the business were shuttered permanently.
Curiously, among B.N.C.'s motorists, Andre Sirejols, took over the rest of the inventory of components and continued assembling a drip of automobiles to the fifties. The final of those "B.N.C." vehicles were equipped with Ford's "10 HP" 1,172 cc side-valve four.
1926 B.N.C. Sports
Starting with an individual version, the DZ, prior to the very first year was within the number had reached double-digits. Three different engines and Three chassis were provided, as were various bodystyles.
B.N.C. chiefly created sports cars, as well as their layout was similar to that of the Amilcar. The automobiles' engines weren't made in the factory, but were instead bought from proprietary motor suppliers such Ruby (927 cc) and S.C.A.P. (900 cc). Numerous vehicles obtained fourspeed models, some had threespeed gearboxes. In 1927 the B.N.C. Activity was introduced, with overheadvalve engines from S.C.A.P. or Ruby, spoked wheels, plus a firmly inclined radiator. In the late 1920s, BNC tried their hand at creating big passenger vehicles with four to fiveliter eightcylinder engines produced by Lycoming.
To demonstrate the mettle of the vehicles, a typical B.N.C. using an 1,100 cc Ruby engine lapped the Le Mans racetrack for 24-hours straight in 1928. The typical rate was above 90 km/h.
After having been forced from the business, Lucien Bollack kept the import rights for the American Lycoming engines. He went to fabricate the big Lycoming-engined Aigle in 1929. Just a very few were assembled, however, along with the company had stopped trading by 1930.
In 1930, a B.N.C. won its class in the Spa 24-hours race. The next year, while leading its category, the motor broke down several hours before the conclusion as well as the vehicle wound up in place, with Charlier and Duray driving.
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