1927 Amilcar Model CGSS

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

1927 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]

1927 Amilcar Model CGSS vehicle information

Boattail Racer

The Amilcar is a French automobile manufactured from 1921 to 1939.
This 1927 Amilcar is one of the last produced and one of only a few with a four-speed gearbox. The model CGSS was introduced in the summer of 1926. It was the latest development of....[continue reading]

Boattail Racer
 
Boattail Racer
Chassis #: 12440 
Boattail Racer
 


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