1939 Avions Voisin C30S Coupe
1939 VOISIN C30S COUPE
THE LAST in the line of magnificently engineered Voisin automobiles, this C30 was shown by Avions Voisin at the 1938 Paris Auto Salon. Its partner on that display stand was the C30 Cabriolet with coachwork built by Dubos that is also in our museum. There were only 30 of the C30 chassis built and only 5 survive today. Unfortunately, financial difficulties forced Voisin to lose control of his company in 1937 to Societe Auxiliaire des Automobiles Voisin. He was asked to design a modern chassis to accomodate the Graham engine he had seen in trials at Montlhery. The onset of World War II in 1939 forced the end of his automobile production.
This C30’s factory coachwork is all aluminum to preserve the lightness that was a hallmark of a Gabriel Voisin design. The influence of his early aeronautical experience was evident in many of the essential features of his automobile, but the shape of the C30 coupe was not his.
This vehicle remained in France, under the ownership of a limited number of French collectors, and underwent a restoration in Tours between 1994 and 1998. The museum is its first permanent home outside of France.
Coachbuilder: Societe Auxiliaire des Automobiles Voisin
Chassis No. 60026
Production No.: TBD
Engine No. TBD
Six-Cylinder Graham Engine
110 BHP At 4,000 RPM
Low Pressure Centrifugal Supercharger
Maximum Speed 90 mph (145 kph)
3-Speed and reverse Gearbox with Overdrive
Patented Sliding Suspension System with Hydraulic Shock Absorbers