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Charles Bechoux - Racing Pilote

     

Some years ago (1997), we passed by an extra-ordinary garage in the Ardennes.
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We discovered a racing 2cv, powered by a flat-four engine. Driven in the eighties by Charles Bechoux, and friends.

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1 of 3 prototypes was still present in the garage.

Recently (2003) we passed by again, and wrote down some more details and took some pictures. Enjoy!

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  • 1300cc GS-engine

  • 1015cc GS gearbox

  • Modified crank case to keep the oil in place while taking curves

  • camshaft and crankshaft altered

  • clocked at 200kms/h

  • 130 horsepower proven

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 The moulds for the flip-top-front and rear mudguards are still around. The guys from "la vie Deuche" should know more...

 

This Mehari-body has been mounted on the flat-four too. And has raced the circuit of Zolder, beginning of the eighties. Having a flat-four Ami Super-chassis available myself, I hope some day Mr. Bechoux allows me to restore this beauty to keep it on Belgian roads.
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