The 1933 Chenard-Walcker Super Aigle is a standout in automotive design. This particular vehicle is a front-wheel drive vehicle manufactured with Tracta CV joints. The front-wheel drive system was engineered by Jean Albert Gregoire. The car also features a 4-speed transmission and an independent suspension system. Notably, Chenard-Walcker made its mark in racing by securing 1st and 2nd place in the first-ever 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Chenard et Walcker was a French automobile company that produced automobiles and commercial vehicles from 1898 to 1946. After that, they designed and manufactured trucks until the 1970s. The company was formed by Ernest Chenard and Henri Walcker. Some of their earliest vehicles were quadricycles followed by the Type A, the company's first true automobile. In 1901, they began building the Type B.
In March of 1906, the company went public and was renamed the Société Anonyme des Anciens Établissements Chenard et Walcker. By 1910, they had become the ninth-largest car maker in France, producing over 1,500 vehicles. The Great Depression posed significant challenges for almost every company, and it became too costly to manufacture the Super Aigle. There were perhaps only 10-50 made; no one knows exactly how many were produced.This is the only known surviving 1933 “Super Aigle”.