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Salmson San Sebastian
Light, fast, but much less expensive than the Bugatti's of the day.
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The French. Love them or hate them, the cheese-eating surrender monkeys may well have been the original petrolheads.
In the early 1920s and 1930s, France was home to dozens of garagistes turning out hundreds of quirky cars, most destined to fail.
Salmson stood out. The firm, founded by Émile Salmson in 1890, was an established maker of airplane engines and industrial tools. The automobile was a natural progression.
The 1927 GSC San Sebastian is reminiscent of the Bugatti's of the day. Light, fast, but much less expensive.
Salmson ceased producing automobiles in 1957. Focus turned back to industrial pumps. The company was bought by ITT-LMT in 1962, and then by Thomson in 1976.