22 HP model powered by a 3960 cc V8-cylinder engine inbuilt sleeve-valves, made in Belgium by Minerva Motors SA.
After World War I, during which Sylvain de Jong and his engineers had headed to Amsterdam where they kept on developing parts, they returned to restart the production of luxury cars in 1920 with 20CV 3.6 litres 4 cylinder and 30CV 5.3 litres six-cylinder models. The constructor’s star rose in the United States as well where American filmstars, politicians and industrials liked the cars. The car had the same attribute as the Rolls-Royce but was a little inexpensive. In 1923 smaller models were introduced with the 2 litres four-cylinder 15CV and 3.4-litre six-cylinder 20CV with standard four-wheel brakes. For the model 1927, there was a replacement for the 30 CV with the 6 litre AK and also a new 2 litre six with the 12-14. The Belgian luxury automobile brand Minerva is about to be reborn with the launch of the J.M. Brabazon supercar. The Minerva cars were built between 1902 and 1938. The car manufacturer went out of business in 1956. Founded by Sylvain de Jong, Minerva used to build cars, as well as motorcycles and bicycles. Some of the cars built by Minerva include the AL Rollston Convertible Sedan from 1931 and the Imperia AP 22 CV limousine from 1937.