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Hector Bossaert from Meteren in the north of France was one of the first to build a 500cc car in Europe.
It was powered by a front mounted Zundapp engine, "recovered" from the occupation, which was sleeved down and had special pistons and aluminium cylinders, fed by two Amal Carburettors. The chassis was a modified Simca 6 with the drive shaft passing alongside the driver to unequal length half shafts. Rear suspension was by rubber. His first race was at Doullens in 1950. Hector finished third in GP des Frontiers at Chimay in May 1953.
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In the early 1960s, Hector began offering tuning parts for Citroëns and undertook a more serious re-engineering of the Citroën DS, styled by Pietro Frau, as coupe and cabriolets.
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