Gabriel Voisin was perhaps French’s greatest aviation pioneer.In 1907 he built the first practical aeroplane capable of leaving the ground under its own power, and his Avions Voisin Company was the first mass producer of aircraft in the world. The end of WWI in 1918 brought a halt to Voisin’s aviation ventures and forced him to look elsewhere to provide employment for his workforce. This specific car with aluminium Roadster body and with assist rear seat (dickey seat, or ‘mother’s in law seat’) belonged to the famous “Bianco Rosso Collection” of Peter Kauss and was acquired by the Museum through auction in Great Britain.
Built year: 1926
Engine type / cc: 4 in line / 1,196cc
Engine output: 55bhp / 4,200rpm
Top speed: 90 km/h
Number produced: N/A