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Written by Ben Branch | May 4th 2011
Between 1905 and 1914 a car company called Porthos was created in France, it saw great success and then just as quickly great failure.
Porthos was the French Rolls Royce of their day, based in Boulogne-Billancourt the company built magnificent 6, 7, 8 and even 9 litre luxury cars before trying its hand at motor racing, failing quite badly and then going under in 1914 at the onset of The Great War.
It’s surprising how little information is still available about Porthos, click here for a French language run-down on the company’s history.
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