Deutsch-Bonnet Type HBR Cabriolet #19 1951

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    Deutsch-Bonnet Type HBR Cabriolet #19, 1951

    With a competition background going back as far back as 1938; and later accolades including four Mille Miglia and three Le Mans class wins, DB's (Deutsch-Bonnet's) were truly one of the leading lights of small-capacity sports-car racing in the 1950s. This particular example of their popular HBR model was delivered new to Portuguese amateur driver José Emídio da Silva, who used it to considerable effect in the eclectic blend of regularity rallies, racing, hill climbing, and rallying events which prevailed in Portugal in the early 1950s.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    RACE HISTORY:

    1951 -
    Vila do Conde Circuito da Primavera – Finished 5th Overall / 1st in Class
    1952 - Portuguese Hill Climb Championship – Finished 1st Overall / 1st in Class
    1952 (May) - Rali Internacional a Lisboa - DNF
    1953 (June) – [Event ???], Porto – Finished 4th / 1st in Class
    1953 (July) - Monsanto Park circuit, Lisbon – DNF
    1954 - Volta a Portugal, [Result ???]

    ENGINE
    • Engine: 0.75L, 2 cylinder boxer
    • Power: 27 kw (36 hp)
    • Torque: ???
    • Engine location: Front

    PERFORMANCE
    • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Time = ??? secs
    • Top Speed = 140 km/h (87 mph)

    DRIVETRAIN
    • Layout Front engine, Front-wheel drive system
    • 4 Speed Manual transmission + Reverse Lockout

    DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
    • Weight: 570 kg (1260 lbs)

    1951 DB Type HBR Cabriolet_Front.jpg 1951 DB Type HBR Cabriolet_Interior.jpg 1951 DB Type HBR Cabriolet_Rear.jpg