(France) 1919 - 1932.
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Ballot was a French automobile manufacturer who made cars between 1921 and 1932.

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Ballot logotype.

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Ballot emblem.

The Ballot brothers, Edouard and Maurice, founded their company in 1905. Before the World War I they manufactured automobile and marine engines. The company was re-founded as Etablissements Ballot SA in 1910.

Edouard Ballot was well-known as a designer of reliable engines. He helped Ettore Bugatti in developing his first engines. After the World War I, the company entered motor racing with a straight-eight cylinder 4.9 litre car for the 1921 French Grand Prix. As well as racing engines, the company made a range of road engines which were fitted to their own production cars.

In 1931 the company was taken over by Hispano-Suiza. Ballot closed down in 1932.

(text source: Wikipedia)


Ballot emblem.

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Ballot logo.

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1928 Ballot 8. (source: AutoHistorian )

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1919 Ballot Indy.

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1931 Ballot Eight Sport Phaeton.

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1921 Ballot Racer (at Indianapolis). (source: Glen H)

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1928 Ballot 8-cylinder ad.

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