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J. Rothschild et Fils, Rheims & Auscher Successeurs

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1912 Gobron-Brillie 12 CV Skiff Tourer 1912 Gobron-Brillie 12 CV Skiff Tourer
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, FL
Auction Results March 13, 2010 $170,500

J. Rothschild et Fils, Rheims & Auscher Successeurs

J. Rothschild & Fils had roots to 1838, when Austrian-born Joseph Rothschild opened a carriage-building shop in Paris. The first coachwork for cars was built in 1894. Rothschild had hired two young engineering graduates of École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, Messrs. Rheims and Auscher. The two soon took over the carrosserie and became adept at shaping sheet steel, producing most of Panhard's bodies until 1908 and creating the torpedo body for Camille Jenatzy's "La Jamais Contente," the electric racer which set the land speed record in 1899. The firm eventually took the name J. Rothschild et Fils, Rheims & Auscher Successeurs and supplied bodies to Clément-Bayard. In the late 1920s, they experienced the same downturn as most coachbuilders and closed in 1930.

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