1927 Amilcar Model CGSS

Vehicle Profiles

1927 Amilcar Model CGSS vehicle information

Boattail Racer

This purpose-built boat-tail race car was formerly in the collection of Abba Kogan, a noted collector and racer from Monaco. It is powered by a 4-cylinder 39 horsepower engine and has recently undergone cosmetic restoration.....[continue reading]

1927 Amilcar Model CGSS vehicle information

Boattail Racer

Chassis Num: 12440

The Amilcar was brought to the United States by an ex-patriot Frenchman in un-restored condition. After arrival, the owner did an amateur restoration in the early 1990's. ....[continue reading]

Boattail Racer
 
Boattail Racer
Chassis #: 12440 

History

Amilcar, built from 1921 through 1937, was one of the most successful and famous sports racer in France prior to World War I. A year after they began producing vehicles, they won the world's first 24-Hour race. From there, their place in history had been secured. They continued to build their reputation in the 1100 cc Class of motor racing. Appearances at the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia continued to prove their agility and speed.

The four-cylinder engine produced around 30 horsepower. Their strength was in their lightweight construction which resulted in around a 1250 pound overall weight. Performance was further enhanced with the four-wheel brakes, while many of their competition preferred brakes on two wheels. To keep constant braking pressure to the front wheels during cornering, Amilcar created a sliding rod inside the kingpin which helped accomplish this feat.

In 1926 a CGSs was introduced, with the additional 'S' representing 'Surbaisse'. Horsepower increased slightly to 35. Other improvements included a cast-aluminum firewall, larger sump, and an increase in brake size.

The Amilcar CGS was produced from 1924 through 1926. The Amilcar CGSs was produced from 1926 through 1929. In total there were around 4700 examples produced.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2006

Similarly Sized Vehicles
from 1927



Recent Vehicle Additions

SHEER SUSPENSE: AUDI RS 5 DTM AT LAUSITZ

SHEER SUSPENSE: AUDI RS 5 DTM AT LAUSITZ

DTM round about 130 kilometers south of Berlin Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller in second place of the standings DTM more thrilling than in a long time thanks to DRS and option tires IngolstadtKl...
A Monday spent on analysis

A Monday spent on analysis

Maranello, 27 May –The two Ferrari cars that were in action yesterday in the Monaco Grand Prix got back to Maranello in the early hours of this morning. After an initial evaluation carried out...
Audi Rs 5 Dtm Ready To Race At Hockenheim

Audi Rs 5 Dtm Ready To Race At Hockenheim

Newcomer Jamie Green celebrates his Audi debut at season opener DRS, option tires and tight schedule new rules add thrill Iron Man 3 spectacular graphics on the RS 5 DTM of Adrien Tamb...
2012 German Grand Prix: Preview

2012 German Grand Prix: Preview

Round 10 of the 2012 Formula One World Championship marks the second home race in succession for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team. The German Grand Prix takes place on Sunday 22 July at the Hockenheimring...
Never give up, especially in Formula 1

Never give up, especially in Formula 1

Its been decades since we have witnessed such a closely matched start to the season. Not since 1983 have the first five races been won by five different drivers in five different cars. Back then too,...
© 1998-2019. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

data-full-width-responsive="true">


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Conceptcarz Google+ Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2019 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.