mercredi 16 juillet 2008

answer to the quizz


UNIC était un constructeur français de voitures de tourisme et de camions très réputé.
Racheté en 1952 par Henri Théodore Pigozzi, alors patron de Simca, Unic S.A. sera repris par Fiat V.I. en 1966, puis intégré dans le groupe IVECO lors de sa création en 1975.
L'usine de Bourbon-Lancy qui assurait la fabrication de moteurs et assemblait les véhicules spécifiques UNIC et les modèles FIAT pour le marché français sera transformée en usine de composants mécaniques - moteurs et boîtes - dans les années 80 suite au rejet de la participation d'IVECO France à un appel d'offres pour l'armée française.


Unic was a French car manufacturer firm founded by Georges Richard in 1906 after having left Richard-Brasier. Société anonyme des automobiles UNIC was established in Puteaux with two-cylinder and four-cylinder models. The 1943 cm³ 12 CV (9 kW) four-cylinder model (used mainly as a taxi) was extremely successful and survived in production for nearly 20 years. (The engine was enlarged later to 2120 cm³.) During World War I, taxis made by the company participated in Marne operation. After WW I, a new four-cylinder (1847 cm³) was offered, along with the taxis.
Truck production started in that era. During the 1920's, a 1997cc sports model was marketed and in some models
sleeve valve engines were used. Georges Richard died in 1922. In the 1930's, there were two eight-cylinder models.
Passenger car production ceased in
1938, and from then on Unic concentrated in the truck bussiness, being one of the leading French makes. In 1966 it was taken over by Italian Fiat and eventually merged into Iveco in 1975.

All texts are from Wikipedia - Textes issus de Wikipedia




7 commentaires:

Olivier a dit…

surprenante cette voiture avec cet emblème, je ne connaissais pas du tout.

Abraham Lincoln a dit…

It is nice to know this information as I would never have been able to guess it.

Hilda a dit…

That is such a gorgeous car! Is it made of wood? That's what it looks like. And I adore the trunk—literally a trunk—at the back. Thank you for showing this to us.

MmeBenaut a dit…

I like the trunk at the back too. What a lovely little car. A very good quiz by the way.

babooshka a dit…

These are a lovely series of images. What a sweet old car, a classic.

melanie a dit…

Splendide ! J'ignorais totalement ces voitures et cet emblème. Contente d'apprendre quelque chose !

Marie Reed a dit…

What a rascaly rabbit of a hood ornament!