1898 - 1928

Metallurgique

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Metallurgique, a distinguished name in automotive history, emerged from Belgium in the early 20th century, initially renowned for its quality metalwork before venturing into automobile manufacturing in 1898. Founded by engineer Fritz Blériot and industrialist Alfred Renard, Metallurgique swiftly transitioned from producing bicycles to automobiles, embracing the burgeoning car industry with innovative zeal.

The brand’s early cars, like the 1907 26/60 HP, were lauded for their engineering prowess and luxurious design, marking Metallurgique as a pioneer in high-performance automobiles. These vehicles were celebrated for their advanced mechanics and elegant, robust construction, setting a high benchmark in the early automotive era.

Despite its initial success, Metallurgique’s journey through the automotive landscape was not destined to endure. The company ceased car production in the late 1920s, overshadowed by larger manufacturers and unable to sustain its niche in luxury cars. Today, Metallurgique’s legacy lives on primarily among classic car enthusiasts and collectors, revered not for its volume but for the quality and innovative spirit of its short-lived automotive venture. The brand remains a symbol of early automotive excellence, cherished for its contributions to car design and engineering.

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