Doriot, Flandrin & Parant
(D.F.P.) was a French car maker based in Courbevoie
Courbevoie is a commune located very close to the centre of Paris, France. The centre of Courbevoie is situated 2 kilometres from the outer limits of Paris and 8.2 km...
, Seine between 1906 and 1926.
Auguste Doriot and Ludovic Flandrin had both worked for Peugeot
Peugeot is a major French car brand, part of PSA Peugeot Citroën, the second largest carmaker based in Europe.The family business that precedes the current Peugeot company was founded in 1810, and manufactured coffee mills and bicycles. On 20 November 1858, Emile Peugeot applied for the lion...
and then Clément-Bayard
Clément-Bayard was a French manufacturer of automobiles, aeroplanes and airships founded in 1903 by the entrepreneur Adolphe Clément-Bayard . The name celebrated the Chevalier Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard who saved the town of Mézières in 1521...
before setting up their own car making company in 1906. Their main product was a single cylinder light car and was sold as a Doriot-Flandrin.
In 1908 they were joined by Alexandre and Jules-René Parant and a new company was formed including all the names. Four-cylinder models were now made with Chapuis-Dornier engines alongside the single-cylinder cars. The singles were discontinued in 1910 and a smaller 1592 cc four joined the line up.
D.F.P. started to make their own engines in 1912. The 2-litre 12/15 was used by W. O. Bentley
Walter Owen Bentley, MBE engineer; designer of aero engines, designer and racer of motor cars, founder of Bentley Motors Limited in Cricklewood near London.He was known as "W.O." without any need to add the word Bentley....
in a tuned version with aluminium alloy pistons to race at Brooklands
Brooklands was a motor racing circuit and aerodrome built near Weybridge in Surrey, England. It opened in 1907, and was the world's first purpose-built motorsport venue, as well as one of Britain's first airfields...
. The aluminium pistons were fitted to some 12/40 hp production cars from 1914. This car also had electric starting.
After World War I D.F.P. started to fit their cars with proprietary engines mainly from both Altos and Sargant.
In 1923 they started to make their own engines again fitting them to the 1994 cc 13/50 model. A new light car was also introduced as the D.F. Petite with 1098 cc made by C.I.M.E..
All production finished in 1926 and the factory was sold to light car maker Lafitte but they in turn closed in 1928.
- 1906-10 : Type 6cv ("Chapuis-Dornier" single-cylinder 1.1-litre)
- 1906-10 : Type 8cv ("Chapuis-Dornier" single-cylinder 1.1-litre)
- 1907-10 : Type 10cv ("Chapuis-Dornier" 4-cylinder 2.0-litre)
- 1908-12 : Type 12cv ("Chapuis-Dornier" 4-cylinder 2.4-litre)
- 1908-12 : Type 14cv ("Chapuis-Dornier" 4-cylinder 2.8-litre)
- 1911-14 : Type "10/12" ("Chapuis-Dornier" 4-cylinder 1.6-litre)
- 1911-14 : Type "25/30" ("Chapuis-Dornier" 6-cylinder)
- 1912-14 : Type "12/15" ("D.F.P" 4-cylinder 2.0-litre)
- 1912-14 : Type "12/16" ("D.F.P" 4-cylinder 2.8-litre)
- 1913-14 : Type "16/22" ("D.F.P" 4-cylinder 3.0-litre)
- 1914 : Type "12/40" Sport ("D.F.P" 6-cylinder 3.3-litre)
- 1919-22 : series 2000 Type 7cv ("Alto" 4-cylinder 1.1-litre)
- 1919-22 : series 2000 Type 10cv ("Sargant" 4-cylinder 1.6-litre)
- 1919-22 : series 2000 Type 12cv ("Alto" 4-cylinder 2.0-litre)
- 1922-26 : series A.D.M Type "10/12" ("American" 4-cylinder 1.6-litre)
- 1923-26 : series A.D.M Type "13/50" ("D.F.P" 4-cylinder 2.0-litre)
- 1924-33 : series V/VA Type 7cv DF ("D.F.P" 4-cylinder 1.1-litre)