It's an old Renault
"I came across this Delaunay Belleville
page recently while researching a Delaunay enquiry received by our Help
sorry to advise you that the car depicted on this page as a Delaunay
Belleville is not a Delaunay Belleville, but a Renault.
While both are of French manufacture they
differ considerably. Delaunay Belleville was started by a couple of
Boilermakers hence their bonnet is distinctive by being cylindrical and
their radiator is circular - and at the front of the bonnet.
The Renault, on the other hand, has an
alligator bonnet, plain at the front, and has the radiator behind the
bonnet adjacent to the windscreen.
The photo is not very clear but this Renault
looks a mid-range car with a shortish bonnet, so is probably a c.1907/08
Perhaps you could add my comments to your
page. Oherwise less experienced investigators may think they have
unearthed an as-yet undiscovered species of the Delaunay Belleville!"
Bozi Mohacek, Society Chairman,
Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society: 26 January 2019
I'm happy to do that. -
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: 31 January 2019