1924 Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6
With great success in the 1924, 1925 and 1926 editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the B3-6 Sport, Lorraine-Dietrich became a premier marque in the period.
Technical director Marius Barbarou prepared the six-cylinder engine for Lorraine-Dietrich which utilized overhead valves and hemispherical combustion chambers.
Along with a strong chassis and ample front brakes the B3-6 was a rival to the Bentley 3.0-liter in period.
Lorraine B3-6 Torpédo Grummer 122311 – sold for €53,640. Beautifully preserved, it seems complete with even the side panels to protect against weather and an old plaque on the door announcing the name of the first owner: JM Desbat, Industrial, 143 rue of Paris, Roanne. The car also has a registration number corresponding to the Loire area: 986 CW 42. It is interesting to note that in the records of Jacques Baillon is a bill from Henri Malartre regarding the purchase of a Lorraine B3-6, which is most certainly this car. Auction Source: The Baillon Collection at Rétromobile