1931 Voisin C20
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This 1931 Voisin V-12 underslung chassis with 2-door saloon coachwork by Gabriel Voisin is the only known survivor. It seems fitting that Gabriel Voisin's surname should be an anagram for vision, as the French inventor often was ahead of his time when creating vehicles, whether they were intended to be driven or flown. In 1931, at the height of its so-called square angle period, Voisin introduced his C20 Simoun Demi-Berline, this 12-cylinder vehicle that originally sold for $7,800, a price few could afford during the Depression. It is believed that fewer than 100 Voisin-built cars still exist with this car being the most important and most valuable. Owned for many years by D. Cameron Peck, who only owned the finest cars on the planet. Mr. Peck sold the car to author, Gerald Rolph in 1951. Mr. Rolph owned the car from 1951 until 1984. In 1984, Mr. Rolph sold the car to the Blackhawk Collection where it has been on display ever since.
In 2007 this vehicle was offered for sale by the Blackhawk Collection, marking the first time the vehicle has been offered for sale in many years. It did not take long to find a buyer.
In 2009, it was awarded Best in Show at Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.
In 2010, this Voisin C20 V-12 Mylord Demi-Berline was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company Auction held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was sold for the sum of $2,750,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2010
|Auction Sales Information|
|Auction||Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction|
|Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's||Pre-War European|
|Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction||1928-1937|
|Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance||European Custom Coachwork French (1937-1953)||Best of Show : Concours d'Elegance|
Best in Class : European Custom Coachwork French (1937-1953)
|Blackhawk Collection at the Pebble Beach Concours||1920-1935|
|Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance||Voisin Early 1927-1933||Best in Class : Voisin Early 1927-1933|