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Jamais Contente – 1899 Scale - 1:43

Jamais Contente in French means the ‘Never Satisfied’ was an electric car that was built in the 19th century. 

It was time when electricity and anything electrical was being used in all spheres of life. A Belgian origin Frenchman who was also a car racing driver Camille Jenzatzy had a plant that made electric carriages and was in competition with another French carriage making firm. He was popularly known as ‘le Diable Rouge’ because of his red beard.

In order to prove that his firm can develop more powerful vehicles that could run at high speeds, Jenatzy made a torpedo shaped vehicle that had MICHELIN tyres. He constructed the body out of laminated aluminium, tungsten and magnesium, a combination of materials that was never used before. Using two 25kw motors running at 200 volts that drew 128 amperes and could produce over 60 hp.

So on 1st May, 1899 in Paris, his car reached a speed of 106 km/hr that broke all records. His car became overly popular as no cars ever crossed the 100 km/hr barrier. Compare that with the speed of 30 km/hr that earlier cars traveled at. This record stood still until 1902.

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Highlights
- Premium collectible
- Licensed product
- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic
- Moving wheels
Specifications
Brand Potpourri
Period 1801-1900
Year 1899
Model Origin Belgium
Scale 1:43
Box Dimension (in inches) 7 x 3 x 3
Color Grey
Make Rio
Theme Street
Material Metal

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