Voisin C7 Chastness- 1927 - France

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Avions Voisin - C7 Chastness

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

Our Voisin C7 is from 1927. It has four-cylinders with 1600 CC, which gave 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.

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 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine drives through a threespeed overdrive gearbox and 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.