The Beautiful 1927 Avions Voisin C14 Lumineuse

The Beautiful 1927 Avions Voisin C14 Lumineuse

Here’s a little facts about the beautiful 1927 Avions Voisin C14 Lumineuse which was on exhibit and for sale (with a with no reserve cost to £275,000-£350,000, and offered for £202,500) at the 2022 Concours of Elegance. What an exceptional looking car, and distinctive paintwork. We love it. You can see additional Concours of Elegance information, critiques, films and galleries here.

Obtaining started an aviation enterprise in 1906 with his youthful brother Charles, the groundbreaking Gabriel Voisin would go on to develop in excess of 11,000 armed forces plane for France and other nations by means of WWI. Just after subsequent exploits in prefab creating and plane-hangar production, Voisin opened Avions Voisin, which grew to become one of the world’s most dynamic automakers.

Revolutionary from the commencing, Avions Voisin’s first production automotive efforts targeted on the adoption of the sleeve valve engine architecture patented in 1908 by American Charles Knight. Known for its almost silent operation, these engines were a hallmark of Avions Voisin’s autos until really late in the marque’s existence.

Created from late 1927 to 1932, the C14 was an evolution of Avions Voisin’s 1st six-cylinder motor vehicle, the 1926 C11. C14s were developed with both 4-doorway berlines and two-doorway coupe bodies, penned by André Noël. The most unique of these is surely the Lumineuse – or luminous – coachwork, as is equipped to the example below. The Lumineuse model was well-liked with several prominent artists of the era such as Maurice Chevalier, Josephine Baker, and Paul Morand, and both equally Le Corbusier and Rudolph Valentino were Voisin house owners in period.

This gorgeous Avions Voisin C14 Lumineuse is considered by the consignor to have been shipped new to Ferdinand Batime of Lyon, France, as famous on a plaque inside the car. By circa 1975, the Voisin was owned by Dutch collector Jan Martens, who saved it for some 40 several years ahead of offering it to the consignor in 2015.

A good admirer of the very best prewar art and vehicles, the consignor observed himself motivated by Georges Lepape’s protect artwork on the 1st British version of Vogue journal, which depicts a attractive, feminine motorist carrying a Sonia Delauney-influenced “simultaneous” gown and leaning on an open up Voisin painted in an Artwork Deco triangle motif. With his Voisin in need of beauty refurbishment, the proprietor embarked on its restoration, which provided a variation of this beautiful ornamentation being hand-painted by Dutch artist Bernadette Ramaekers. The painstaking get the job done took six months to finish and stands as a testament to equally the primary design and style and Ramaekers’ capacity with a brush.

A accurate hallmark of Avions Voisin design and style is the decidedly Art Deco-patterned Paul Poiret cloth employed for the inside trimming, which gives a level of flamboyance that tastefully matches the exterior of this illustration. The C14 was also treated to an engine rebuild by expert Didier Pacic, which provided new cylinder sleeves and pistons.

Combining the magnificence, ingenuity, and unparalleled artistry that designed Avions Voisin famous, this charming C14 embodies the marque’s finest attributes in an obtainable and usable package deal that calls for serious consideration.

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