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LACAM (Les Ateliers de Construction Automobile de Matheysine)


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LACAM (Les Ateliers de Construction Automobile de Matheysine)


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1951 LACAM Excellence I

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Engine

L635 Tabor - 3.5 -1946
Inline 6 OHV 2V
Capacity : 3 495 cc
Bore x stroke : 87 x 98 mm
Power : 130 hp @ 3700 RPM
Torque : 261,5 Nm @ 3100 RPM
RPM limit : 4100 RPM
Compression ratio : 7,7:1
Fuel system : single barrel triple carburetor
Fuel type : regular leaded - 92 RON

Car details

4 doors, 4 seats sedan
Wheelbase / length / width : 2,62m / 4,36m / 1,79m
Chassis galvanised steel ladder / aluminium panels
Drivetrain : front longitudinal RWD
Gearbox : 4-speed manual
Suspension : double wishbone front and rear
Weight : 1 213 kg

Performances

Top speed : 180 km/h
0-100 km/h : 12,2 s
80-120 km/h : 7,92 s
1/4 mil : 19.02 s
1 km : 33,90 s
100-0 braking distance : 95,5 m :scream:
Fuel economy : 23 L/100km


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Not bad. This definitely looks like an upmarket early postwar car, one intended to make its occupants forget about all the austerity among them.


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1953 LACAM Excellence I sedan, coupe and convertible

As of the following year, LACAM launch the versions coupe and convertible. Engineers take the opportunity to change the engine settings and retouch the grille.

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Engine

L640 Tabor - 4.0 -1953
Inline 6 OHV 2V
Capacity : 3 994 cc
Bore x stroke : 93 x 98 mm
Power : 155 hp @ 3900 RPM
Torque : 302 Nm @ 2500 RPM
RPM limit : 4200 RPM
Compression ratio : 7,8:1
Fuel system : single barrel triple carburetor
Fuel type : regular leaded - 92 RON

Performances

Top speed : 192 km/h
0-100 km/h : 11,6 s
80-120 km/h : 6,48 s
1/4 mil : 18,67 s
1 km : 32,71 s
100-0 braking distance : 61,1 m
Fuel economy : 22,0 L/100km


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1956 LACAM Ornon 155 sedan

Even if it takes the same engine, this new car does not replace the Excellence. Its monocoque chassis, its simplified suspensions and its simplified interior destines it to a wide diffusion.

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Engine

L640 Tabor - 4.0 -1953
Inline 6 OHV 2V
Capacity : 3 994 cc
Bore x stroke : 93 x 98 mm
Power : 155 hp @ 3900 RPM
Torque : 302 Nm @ 2500 RPM
RPM limit : 4200 RPM
Compression ratio : 7,8:1
Fuel system : single barrel triple carburetor
Fuel type : regular leaded - 92 RON

Car details

4 doors, 4 seats sedan
Wheelbase / length / width : 2,62m / 4,28m / 1,70m
Chassis galvanised steel monocoque / steel panels
Drivetrain : front longitudinal RWD
Gearbox : 4-speed manual
Suspension : MacPherson Strut (F) / Semi trailing Arm ®
Weight : 1 229 kg

Performance

Top speed : 193 km/h
0-100 km/h : 10,5 s
80-120 km/h : 6,12 s
1/4 mil : 17,94 s
1 km : 31,81 s
100-0 braking distance : 56,3 m
Fuel economy : 21,6 L/100km


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1959 LACAM Excellence II 210

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Engine

V850 Obiou - 5.0 - 1959
V8 OHC 2V
Capacity : 4 988 cc
Bore x stroke : 90 x 98 mm
Power : 208 hp @ 4700 RPM
Torque : 373 Nm @ 3000 RPM
RPM limit : 5100 RPM
Compression ratio : 8,1:1
Fuel system : two barrel triple carburetor
Fuel type : regular leaded - 92 RON

Car details

4 doors, 4 seats sedan
Wheelbase / length / width : 3,25 m / 5,16 m / 2,05 m
Chassis galvanised steel ladder / aluminium panels
Drivetrain : front longitudinal RWD
Gearbox : 2-speed automatic
Suspension : double wishbone F&R
Weight : 1 680 kg

Performance

Top speed : 209 km/h
0-100 km/h : 10,9 s
80-120 km/h : 6,60 s
1/4 mil : 18,55 s
1 km : 32,10 s
100-0 braking distance : 66,3 m
Fuel economy : 22,0 L/100km


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1967 LACAM Malissol 210 Berlinette & Targa

This new lightweight sports car uses the V8 engine of the Excellence II. With only 1 200 kg, the performance is much better!

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Engine

V850 Obiou - 5.0 - 1959
V8 OHC 2V
Capacity : 4 988 cc
Bore x stroke : 90 x 98 mm
Power : 208 hp @ 4700 RPM
Torque : 373 Nm @ 3000 RPM
RPM limit : 5100 RPM
Compression ratio : 8,1:1
Fuel system : two barrel triple carburetor
Fuel type : regular leaded - 92 RON

Car details

2 doors, 2 seats
Wheelbase / length / width : 2,47m / 4,29m / 1,84m
Chassis galvanised steel space frame / aluminium panels
Drivetrain : mid longitudinal RWD
Gearbox : 4-speed manual
Suspension : double wishbone F & R
Weight : 1 208 kg

Performance

Top speed : 221 km/h
0-100 km/h : 6,07 s
80-120 km/h : 4,09 s
1/4 mil : 14,59 s
1 km : 26,70 s
100-0 braking distance : 37,1 m
Fuel economy : 16,4 L/100km
Nürburgring time : 9’10’'28


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January 1965, the designers are working on Ornon next generation. They present 4 prototypes to potential customers.

You are theses customers. Aswer to the survey and may be your choice will guide the designers.

  • Proposal 1
  • Proposal 2
  • Proposal 3
  • Proposal 4

0 voters


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1962 LACAM Excellence II 210 coupe & cabriolet

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1969 Lacam Ornon II

The Lacam Ornon returns for its 2nd generation. Unveiled at the 1969 Paris Motor Show, Lacam hopes to sell it by thousand.

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Engine

Chassis galvanised steel space frame / aluminium panels
Drivetrain : mid longitudinal RWD
Suspension : double wishbone F & R

1969 Ornon II 110G 1969 Ornon II 150G 1969 Ornon II 170G 1969 Ornon II 170G coupe
Engine name L629 Tabor II 2.0 1963 L629 Tabor II 2.5 1963 L629 Tabor II 2.9 1963 L629 Tabor II 2.9 1963
Type Inline 6 DOHC 4V Inline 6 DOHC 4V Inline 6 DOHC 4V
Capacity 1 984 cc 2 500 cc 2 893 cc 2 893 cc
Bore x stroke 75,6 x 74,1 mm 79 x 85 mm 84 x 87 mm 84 x 87 mm
Power 106 hp @ 5800 RPM 150 hp @ 6100 RPM 168 hp @ 6000 RPM 168 hp @ 6000 RPM
Torque 154 Nm @ 3500 RPM 202 Nm @ 4100 RPM 235 Nm @ 4100 RPM 235 Nm @ 4100 RPM
RPM limit 6500 RPM 6500 RPM 6500 RPM 6500 RPM
Compression ratio 7,5:1 7,8:1 7,8:1 7,8:1
Fuel system two barrel single carburetor two barrel twin carburetor two barrel twin carburetor two barrel twin carburetor
Fuel type regular leaded - 92 RON regular leaded - 92 RON regular leaded - 92 RON regular leaded - 92 RON
Car details

Chassis galvanised steel space frame / aluminium panels
Drivetrain : mid longitudinal RWD
Suspension : double wishbone F & R

1969 Ornon II 110G 1969 Ornon II 150G 1969 Ornon II 170G 1969 Ornon II 170G coupe
Body type 4 doors sedan, 5 seats 4 doors sedan, 5 seats 4 doors sedan, 4 seats 2 doors coupe, 4 seats
Wheelbase 2,68m 2,68m 2,68m 2,68m
Length 4,41m 4,41m 4,41m 4,41m
Width 1,64m 1,64m 1,64m 1,64m
Gearbox 4-speeds manual 5-speeds manual 3-speeds automatic 3-speeds automatic
Weight 1 070 kg 1 162 kg m 1 184 kg 1 151 kg
Performance
1969 Ornon II 110G 1969 Ornon II 150G 1969 Ornon II 170G 1969 Ornon II 170G coupe
Top speed 169 km/h 187 km/h 194 km/h 196 km/h
0-100 km/h 11,00 s 9,19 s 9,90 s 9,66 s
80-120 km/h 8,16 s 5,76 s 6,00 s 5,76 s
1/4 mil 18,31 s 17,10 s 17,58 s 17,34 s
1 km 33,31 s 30,75 s 31,20 s 30,91 s
100-0 braking distance 42,80 m 42,10 m 42,50 m 42,10 m
Fuel economy 13,40 L/100km 16,00 L/100km 16,60 L/100km 16,3 L/100km

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1970 Lacam Ornon Rallye

In 1970, Lacam launched the Ornon Rallye. It uses the engine and bodywork of the 170g coupe with wider fenders and larger tracks. The suspension is firmer and lowered. The widened tires are mounted on alloy rims.

The engine is coupled to a 5-speed mechanical gearbox. Gears are shorter for better performances.

Model 1970 Lacam Ornon Rallye
Layout Front longitudinal RWD
Chassis Corrosion res. steel monocoque / Corrosion res. steel panels
Suspension MacPherson strut (front) / Semi trailing arm (rear)
Brakes 2-piston front and rear solid disc
Transmission 5-speed manual gearbox
Weight 1 137 kg
Engine name L629 Tabor II 2.9 1963
Type DOHC 4V Inline 6
Capacity 2 893 cc
Bore x stroke 84 x 87 mm
Power 168 hp @ 6500 RPM
Torque 235 Nm @ 4100 RPM
RPM limit 6500 RPM
0-100 km/h 7,62 s
80-120 km/h 4,80 s
1/4 mile time 15,90 s
1 km time 28,81 s
Top Speed 197 km/h
ATT Lap Time 2 min 35 s 68
Green Hell Lap Time 9 min 40 s 90
100-0 braking distance 37,70 m
Fuel Economy 15,8 L/100 km


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1977 Lacam Ornon III

Here's the Lacam Ornon 3rd generation. Available both in coupe and sedan.

For the first in it history, Ornon's engines are available with mechanical injection and are compatible with unleaded fuel.

Model Lacam Ornon III
Layout Front longitudinal RWD
Chassis Corrosion res. steel monocoque / Corrosion res. steel panels
Suspension MacPherson strut (front) / Semi trailing arm (rear)
Brakes 2-piston front vented discs and 2-piston rear solid disc
Length 4,65 m
Width 1,72 m
Wheelbase 2,77 m

Model 110g 150g 180 g 180 g coupe
Weight 1 127 kg 1 137 kg 1 267 kg 1 232 kg
Transmission 4-speed manual gearbox 3-speed automatic gearbox 3-speed automatic gearbox 3-speed automatic gearbox
Engine name L629 Tabor II 2.0 1972 L629 Tabor II 2.5 1972 L629 Tabor II 2.9 1972 L629 Tabor II 2.9 1972
Type DOHC 4V Inline 6
Capacity 1 994 cc 2 500 cc 2 893 cc 2 893 cc
Bore x stroke 75,6 x 74,1 mm 79 x 85 mm 84 x 87 mm 84 x 87 mm
Fuel system 2 barrels single carburetor mechanical fuel injection mechanical fuel injection mechanical fuel injection
Power 108 hp @ 6200 RPM 151 hp @ 6200 RPM 180 hp @ 6200 RPM 180 hp @ 6200 RPM
Torque 155 Nm @ 3900 RPM 209 Nm @ 4000 RPM 243 Nm @ 4300 RPM 243 Nm @ 4300 RPM
RPM limit 6500 RPM 6500 RPM 6500 RPM 6500 RPM
0-100 km/h 10,9 s 11,6 s 9,78 s 9,55 s
80-120 km/h 8,28 s 7,08 s 6,00 s 5,76 s
1/4 mile time 17,94 s 18,78 s 17,83 s 17,58 s
1 km time 33,01 s 33,01 s 31,35 s 31,06 s
Top Speed 172 km/h 186 km/h 199 km/h 199 km/h
ATT Lap Time 2 min 51 s 77 2 min 51 s 52 2 min 43 s 55 2 min 42 s 31
Green Hell Lap Time 10 min 45 s 52 10 min 38 s 60 10 min 06 s 57 10 min 03 s 74
100-0 braking distance 42,20 m 43,60 m 40,50 m 40,20 m
Fuel Economy 13,3 L/100 km 14,1 L/100 km 15,7 L/100 km 15,5 L/100 km

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Something bigger is coming.


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1979 Lacam Exellence III

Launched in 1959, 33,187 copies sold, the time has come for Lacam to launch the third generation of their luxurious model: Excellence III.

This full-size luxury car is available in sedan, coupe and convertible.

Model Lacam Excellence III
Layout Front longitudinal RWD
Chassis Corrosion res. steel monocoque / Aluminium panels
Suspension Double Wishbone front & rear
Brakes 3-piston front vented discs and 3-piston rear solid disc
Length 5,21 m
Width 1,92 m
Wheelbase 3,06 m
Transmission 4-speed automatic gearbox
Engine name V850 Obiou 1973
Type OHC 2V V8
Capacity 4,998 cc
Bore x stroke 90 x 98 mm
Fuel system mechanical fuel injection
Power 250 hp @ 5,900 RPM
Torque 372 Nm @ 3,700 RPM
RPM limit 6200 RPM

Model Sedan Coupe Convertible
Weight 1 585 kg 1 544 Kg 1 762 kg
0-100 km/h 8,10s 7,99 s 8,94 s
80-120 km/h 4,92 s 4,68 s 5,40 s
1/4 mile time 16,02 s 16,02 s 16,75 s
1 km time 28,81 s 28,66 s 30,00 s
Top Speed 209 km/h 209 km/h 201 km/h
ATT Lap Time 2 min 39 s 88 2 min 39 s 00 2 min 43 s 52
Green Hell Lap Time 9 min 56 s 67 9 min 52 s 17 9 min 52 s 17
100-0 braking distance 42,10 m 41,80 m 43,40 m
Fuel Economy 24,8 L/100 km 24,5 L/100 km 26,6 L/100 km

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1980’s are coming!