Further information about Voiturette Bertrand

This page was created to give an overview about the existing information concerning the Parisian automobile Voiturette Bertrand. It also includes as yet unanswered questions.

Please provide any available information about the Voiturette Bertrand company and their cars to me.

 

>>> Brass Voiturette Bertrand plate <<<

Content of car plate:


No.54, Type C, VOITURETTE BERTRAND & Co, Paris, 198 BD Pereire

 

My Voiturette Bertrand has the production number 54. The engine number is 993.

 

Questions:
Does anybody have engine numbers of early De Dion Bouton engine with corresponding production year?

 

 

>>> Technical article in "La Locomotion" 26. July 1902<<<

Technical article about Voiturette Bertrand. Please click at the photo to enlarge it.

 

 

>>> Technical article in "L´avenir de l´automobile" November 1900 <<<

Very early technical article about Voiturette Bertrand. Please click at the photo to enlarge it.

 

 

>>> Technical article in "L´avenir de l´automobile" January 1901 <<<

Early technical article about Voiturette Bertrand. Please click at the photo to enlarge it.

 

 

>>> Technical article in "La Automobile France" 07.06.1902 <<<

Late technical article about Voiturette Bertrand. Please click at the photo to enlarge it.

 

 

>>> Article in "La vie de l´auto" Juni 1999 <<<

 

This article was written about a 4-seater Voiturette Bertrand with Aster engine. Today the car is in France.
Please click at the photo to enlarge it.

This could be the same car in an advertisement from the 50s or 60s. Tthanks to Fons Alkemade for sending this photo.

 

 

>>> Voiturette Bertrand Type C "Les Sports Modernes" January 1901 <<<

 

Article about "voitures legeres" in "Les Sports Modernes" from January 1901.
Please click at the photo to enlarge it.

Most of the photos here published by Collection Jules Beau in 1899/1900. The photo of the Bertrand is not part of this collection.

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8433332t/f78.item

 

 

>>> Photos from Port Arthur in China <<<



 

Photos of 3 soldiers driving a 4-seater Starley-Bertrand in Port Arthur. This photo was made in the early years ot the 20th century. Port arthur was a ice-free Russian harbour in the Chinese province Liaodong. Please note that the hood was modified.

1901 Starley-Bertrand 6.5hp

Specially for 1901 Moscow – St.-Petersberg race Louis Mazy remade one of the cars produced on his Starley-Psycho factory in Russia. While the technical part remained the same, including a standard 6.5hp Aster engine, the body was a completely new. Two seats instead of four for basic French body and much lighter aluminium bodypanels. It was one of the latest cars produced at Starley-Psycho (maybe even last) – on August, 8, 1901 a fire occurred at the plant – 200 bycicles and 6 tricycles were destroyed, and Mazy left Russia and returned to France, though entered one more race in 1902.

What is interesting, this exact Starley-Bertrand 6.5hp was sold to Port-Arthur, where worked in a fortress, and after Japanese took Port-Arthur it was taken to Japan and became a first-ever car there.
(Source: www.ultimatecarpage.com)

 

 

>>> Photo of a 4-seater 1901 Voiturette Bertrand <<<

 

http://www.motorremise.de/download/1901_bertrand.jpg


... found on a Russian web site.


 

>>> Photo of a 1901 Voiturette Bertrand with different bodywork <<<

 


Photo "La France Autmobile" 26.01.1901. Article about  the 1901 Salon l´automobile in Paris. It shows a 4-seater Bertrand with different bodywork.The seats are the same design as the 2-seater car shown on different photos.

 

 

 

>>> Photo of a Voiturette Bertrand with van bodywork <<<

 


Photo "La France Autmobile" 26.01.1901. Article about  the 1901 Salon l´automobile in Paris.
It shows a 4-seater Voiturette Bertrand with van bodywork.

 

 

 

>>> Photo of a 2-seater 1900 Voiturette Bertrand <<<

 


Photo "L´avenir de l´automobile" November 1900. Article about  the 1900 Voiturette Bertrand cars. It shows a Voiturette Bertrand with different levers at the steering wheel.

 

 

 

>>> Voiturette Bertrand advertisement in 1901 <<<


Advertisement in the "Annuaire général de l'automobile et des industries qui s'y rattachent 1901", Page 2

 

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k121778j/f2.image.r=voiturette%20bertrand.langDE

 

 

 

>>> Facebook site "Renaissance auto Rambouillet" <<<

 

 

 

I found this photos on the Facebook site of the Renaissance Auto Rambouillet. This could be the second car which survived.

 


I would like to thank all veteran car enthusiasts, museums, libraries and organizations for providing information to me. This page will be updated regularly and will display the present status of my research.