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Production Years

1953 - 1957



Number Produced



Émile Salmson

Émile Salmson, an engineer, started building pumps and small engines in Paris, France, in 1890. Salmson was known for radial plane engines and later for small "cyclecars" with a respected dual overhead cam engine. The company was a pioneer in building airplane engines during WWI and expanded into manufacturing complete airplanes. After the war, they ventured into making cars, beginning with a British-designed GN cyclecar under license. In 1920, Salmson produced its first official car, the model AL, and introduced production automobile double overhead cam (DOHC) engines in 1922.

The S4E, their most popular model, was produced from 1938 to 1951, with a pause during WWII. Our S4E convertible, crafted in 1950, features an aluminum DOHC engine from 1952, a Cotal electromechanical gearbox, and torsion bars for independent front suspension. This car offers a modern driving experience with excellent handling and performance.

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