Lot n° 166
300 - 400
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MORAND Paul (1888-1976) [AF 1968, 11e f].
MANUSCRIT autograph signed "Paul Morand," À prix d'or, ; ¾ page large in-fol.
On the automobile.
This column appeared in the newspaper Voix françaises, in the section L'Heure qui sonne, on July 3, 1942.
Morand said in a previous column "that the era of big and expensive cars was over and that we would not see them again. Some of my colleagues got upset and wrote me a thousand sensible things about the usefulness and the future of the car. [I did not predict that the car was dead, but that the luxury car would not live again. It will be necessary to find a remedy to the "thermal waste", and not to drive as before "at a golden price" He has confidence in the French industry: "no one will know, better than our engineers, how to adapt to the new regime of constraint to which materials and machines will be subjected tomorrow, to new processes, to welded construction, to molded bodies made of plastic materials drawn from milk, to elastic or permanent deformations, to the replacement of steel parts by concrete, in short to this new and eternal struggle against profligacy and wear and tear in which our genius always excelled."
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