Rosengart LR2 Sport
‘I had to refabricate much of the chassis from scratch and build a complete new body in my garage at home,’ said Sylvain Marchais of his 1930 Rosengart LR2 Sport, making its Tours debut at Chinon.
‘I’m only its second owner in 87 years,’ he exclaims. ‘In 2005 I bought it from a viticulteur near to my home in Cour-cheverny. His family owned it from new but it had been in a barn for ages. It was a sorry sight but thankfully wasn’t beyond redemption.
‘It was a complicated, total restoration,’ Sylvain says. ‘Finding engine parts was easy. They’re compatible with the Seven and I sourced them in Britain. The chassis and body work was less so. It involved more than 500 hours’ work in three years.’