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Georges Irat 11CV OLC3- 1940
The first appearance of the Georges Irat name was in 1914, but there is no record of car production until 1921. Having flirted with production of both large, powerful cars and smaller, less powerful roadsters, Irat was near financial ruin in the mid-30s. Building on the front-drive theme of their successful 6CV, Irat based the sporty 11CV on the driveline of Citroën’s 11CV, a two-liter saloon.
The two-seater featured rubber four-wheel independent suspension under a handsome roadster body. The outbreak of World War II ended production after only approximately 200 examples were sold. After the War, Georges Irat released electric cars, magnesium-bodied cars, diesel engines, and Jeep-like utility vehicles before ending production altogether in 1953.
Manufacturer: Automobiles Georges Irat SA, Levallois-Perret, Seine
Country of Origin: France
Drivetrain Configuration: Front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine: Water-cooled inline-4, 1911cc, 56hp, Citroën-sourced
Transmission: 3 speed manual
Top Speed: 70 MPH
Years of Production: 1938-1940
Number Produced: approx. 200
Original Cost: Unknown