Absolutely “Superbe” racer designed to take part in the 1933 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe. This slick retractable undercarriage monoplane powered by a household supercharger engine, the Potez 9B 9-cylinder radial. Number 10 won the competition at the hands of Georges Détré…. the happy celebration here.
Refined models of the Potez 53 -one of them a re-worked original- took part the next year at the Coupe Deutsch, but they failed to finish the race.
Gladly this pretty jewel is still with us lovely preserved in the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace.
Photo: Dominique Pascal collection.