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June 1905.
1906. 8 h.p. two-cylinder chassis.
April 1908.
April 1908. Advert in French.
November 1908. 9 h.p. car.
October 1909. Gregoire-Gyp 120-hp engine.
1909. Gregoire-Gyp Monoplane.
1911. 16/24. Reg No. MG 905. Made at Poissy, near Paris. 3200cc. Four speed, clone clutch.
October 19 1946. A Chasis, the frame consists of one-piece alloy casting.

Automobiles Grégoire, more simply known as Grégoire, was a French car manufacturer.

Established on the Boulevard Devaux in Poissy. Gregoire started off by manufacturing engines in 1903.

In 1904, the company started to manufacture automobiles. The design was considered nothing special, but was easily recognisible by its pear-shaped radiator. The company made cars with single, two and four-cylinder engines.

1906 Produced 8 h.p. (two-cylinder), 15 h.p. and 20 h.p. (both four-cylinder) shaft-drive models. The agents in the UK are Osborn and Lord. [1]

In 1911, a six-cylinder and a four-cylinder sleeve-valve engine were also produced. The Gregoire company never sold a lot of automobiles. In 1913, only 500 cars were made.

See also British Gregoire Agency

After World War I, Gregoire introduced its first car with an overhead-valve engine. Although the engine was only 2.3 litre, the car could reach up to 62 mph (100 km/h). The manufacture of this model cost a lot, with disappointing financial results.

In 1923, Gregoire only produced engines for the Bignan company.

Gregoire closed its factory down in 1924.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Automobile Vol. III. Edited by Paul N. Hasluck and published by Cassell in 1906.