1927 AVIONS VOISIN C7 CHASTNESS

FROM PLANES TO AUTOMOBILES

1927 AVIONS VOISIN C7 CHASTNESS

FROM PLANES TO AUTOMOBILES 

Production Years: 1924-1928
Country: France
Number Produced: 1,350

Our 1927 Avions Voisin C7 Chastness has four-cylinders with 1551 CC, which gives the car a maximum speed of 65 mph. The body was nicknamed “lumineuse” which means open to light. In typical Voisin fashion, the top of the car is narrower: ” You need less room for your head than for your arms “. All details are vintage Voisin as the locks on the doors, the opening of the windshield or the three trunks two in front, one at the back to balance the weight with the luggage.

Learn more about the Avions Voisin on Wikipedia

The mascot on the radiator cap is a bird nicknamed by Voisin the “cocotte” – meaning a hen to children or as an expensive “chick” to adults. The renowned architect, Le Corbusier, drove a Voisin C7, like the one in our collection, and often featured Voisins in his architectural sketches. 1,300 of these cars were produced. The 1.6 liter, four-cylinder sleeve-valve engine drives through a three-speed overdrive gearbox which provides 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds, the specification includes servo-assisted brakes. This is an example of the so-called Lumineuse body style. The interior fabric’s pattern is a typical Voisin design.

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Please note that the vehicles shown online are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit. Our team is always in some stage of repair or restoration on a number of vehicles.

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