Car designer James Savchik

Jacob (Jacques) Savchik (real name James Savchuk, 1880 - 1955) - French designer of Ukrainian origin, the founder and owner of the well-known in the first half of XX century. studio for the production of chassis for passenger cars. We invite you to learn a little history and see the brilliant designs of cars.

Car designer James Savchik

Savchuk Jacob emigrated with his family to France around 1899 Krasnoderevtshik by profession, he began a new and promising at the time of all - building custom chassis for passenger cars. At the beginning of the century automobile firms supplying only the chassis units, while the buyer ordered a box of your choice to one of the many DIY repairers. Despite the spread of the production pipeline, this service has remained popular and later. In the photo: "Buchchiali» (Bucciali) TAV-12, 1932

Car designer James Savchik

In 1905 or 1906 Savchik opened his own studio in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine. Savchik products of the highest quality and unique style, so studio became popular among wealthy consumers in the 1920s. became one of the leading business Touring Car. In the photo: "Buchchiali» (Bucciali) TAV-12, 1932

Car designer James Savchik

Bodies were placed on the chassis Savchik expensive and prestigious brands - "Izotta-Fraschini," "Hispano-Suiza," "Delaiah", etc. After the Second World War, the demand for custom body almost faded away. In 1952 James Savchik retired, handing over all his business to his son Pierre, and soon the studio was closed. Currently, cars with bodies of the studio Savchik are collectible. In the photo: "Buchchiali» (Bucciali) TAV-12, 1932

Car designer James Savchik

Buchchiali» (Bucciali) TAV-12, 1932

Car designer James Savchik

Hispano-Suiza» (Hispano-Suiza) H6C Xenia. Body of aircraft style was ordered by the famous aviator and racing driver André Dubonnet. 1938

Car designer James Savchik

Hispano-Suiza» (Hispano-Suiza) H6C Xenia. Body of aircraft style was ordered by the famous aviator and racing driver André Dubonnet. 1938

Car designer James Savchik

Cadillac» (Cadillac) Series 62, 1948 One of the two "dressed" Savchik vehicles owned film star Dolores del Rio. The car shown in the picture, sold in 2010 to 590 thousand dollars. And a little bit about Cadillac - After the Second World War, James Savchik (Jaques Saoutchik) returned to the body builder business and created one of the most striking of his works. When the Cadillac chassis 62 arrived in Paris, Savchik took this as an opportunity to put their ideas and demonstrate them in the New World. He used the main features of the style of Cadillac, embodying them in a vivid manner the French. The most characteristic feature of the car - two-color solution to the massive front and rear wings, richly decorated with chromium, which allowed to hide the huge size of the machine, breaking it into several levels. Carefully plotted grid on the side of the body - a tribute to prewar Cadillac V16 with a body of Fleetwood. A large amount of chromium in front of the Cadillac was typical for this time, but the shape of the lattice is more like Delahaye, than any American car. Decker bumpers - also pre-war practice. Shop, as well as the body is two-tone solution. Foldable soft roof and power windows. Atelier Saoutchik produced the only two such cars, and both were sold in America. The first was a black and purple with the same interior and black roof. The second car is a bright, was painted in white and purple. This Cadillac has acquired a Hollywood star Dolores del Rio (Dolores del Rio). After working on these two Cadillacs, Savchik is no longer built body. The era of custom karosseri ended. He created the prototypes for the automobile companies, and sometimes created shoukary. The brilliant career of a talented producer custom bodywork was completed, as, indeed, and all his colleagues.

Car designer James Savchik

Cadillac» (Cadillac) Series 62, 1948

Car designer James Savchik

Talbot-Lago» (Talbot Lago) T26, 1950 In 2006 the machine was sold for 310 thousand dollars.

Car designer James Savchik

Convertible "Delaiah (Delahaye) 235", 1951

Car designer James Savchik

Convertible "Delaiah (Delahaye) 235", 1951

Car designer James Savchik

Coupe "Delaiah (Delahaye) 235M", 1953

Car designer James Savchik

Cadillac» (Cadillac) Series 62, 1948

Car designer James Savchik

Cadillac» (Cadillac) Series 62, 1948

Car designer James Savchik

Cadillac» (Cadillac) Series 62, 1948

Car designer James Savchik