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It is with great sadness that we announce that Jacques Coune (88) has passed away on February 7, 2012.
In the fifties, Jacques Coune had his own business ""Central Pièces Auto" specialized in the storage and sale of automotive spare parts. He also assembled Panhard cars in a building located at the Ave Ducpétiaux for the company Paul Sterckx.
He had some successes as a race pilot in a Ferrari 166MM like in the race in SPA Francorchamps in 1956. He had a very strong interest in sportive cars.
||Moreover, Jacques Coune had a car workshop at the avenue de la Couronne in the fifties and sixties. Coune took care of exclusive sport cars.
Coune personalized and created several new cars upon his own design. This has resulted in several beautiful creations such as...
|MGB Berlinette (coupé),|
Volvo Amazon convertible, 4 seater en 2 seater roadster
|Mercedes 220SE break|
|Peugeot 404 break|
|BMW 700 break|
|MGB Gemini spider with targa roof|
|BMW 1800 combi|
Jacques Coune had a special booth (in e.g. 1963, 1964, 1965) at the autosalon in Brussels where he presented his unique creations to the public.
He was also distributor of the Italian brand ABARTH and ISO RIVOLTA. These Italian cars were distributed at the same building where Garage Francorchamps was located.
Purpose of this site is to collect all information concerning "Carrosserie Jacques Coune".
in particular, we're looking for:
old black and white or colored pictures of his workshop, his booth at the autosalon or his creations .
original documents like invoices, flyers or any other correspondence on his activities.
old newspaper articles or articles related to his cars or his activities.
identities, names, pictures of previous Coune car owners.
chassis numbers (and/or license plate numbers) of Coune cars
stories and special memories from the past.
present and past owners of Coune cars to complete the registry...
all useful hints to trace existing and lost/scrapped cars
Nicolas Lecompte & Stoffel Mulier
please contact us at the above mentioned email address (picture of berlinette and Volvo convertible)