Intended for the 1953 race, and featured in "Autosport" the week of that race, the central seat straight 8, 3 litre type 36S failed to appear. Apparently it was not very keen to go in a straight line !
After further development it entered the Reims 12 hours, but retired. It really showed its paces on the Tour de France (yes, a passenger/navigator could really sit in it, albeit painfully and uncomfortably) with Behra / Barraquet making fastest time on 8 of the 9 special stages, and coming 2nd overall.
At Le Mans it sported brand new Messier disc brakes, made by the French aeronautics company, believed to be the first time discs had been fitted to a French racing car, but it failed with ignition and broken valve problems in the 10th hour, inspite of Behra heroically pushing the car from a distance to the pits.