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Posted: 13 Jun 2014
Chenard & Walcker ‘Tank’
Calling a car the ‘Tank’ doesn’t exactly conjure up images of a lithe and nimble racer. But in the 1920s, Le Mans was pretty darn close to warfare, so maybe the name is fair.
But unfortunately this Chenard and Walcker wasn’t as successful as the firm’s maiden voyage in endurance racing. The Tank only managing to finish 10th in 1925. Even so, despite only packing a tiny 1.0-litre four-cylinder engine, it managed to get 1,170 miles under its belt in 24 hours. Respectable.