Mar 17, 2023




René Fonck  ( *1894  +1953) was the most famous fighter pilot of the French Air Force during the First World War. It is said that he alone shot down 60 (or more ) enemy planes, which would be almost half of the total number. After the end of the First World War, he too looked for a new field of activity and entered automobile production. He was also politically active.

contemporary postcard showing the young René Fonck

The company "Automobiles FONCK" was founded to produce luxury cars in the style and at the price level of Hispano Suiza. It is unclear whether he lent his famous name to the company, whether he was the owner or an involved  constructor only,  as his financial resources were unlikely to have been sufficient to purchase a factory and start production. 

unusual radiator emblem in the style of a military badge of honor.

c 3.0 cm x 8.5 cm
Year1920 - 1924

The company has existed for a maximum of 4 years. During this time, a maximum of 11 vehicles were created. It is not known that any vehicle still exists today.

Like the HISPANO SUIZA the FONCK cars sported a stork mascot, therefore also the picture on the brochure.

one of the rare contemporary photos

picture from a sales brochure

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