1926 Amilcar CGSS

1926 Amilcar CGSS

1926 Amilcar CGSS

Unveiled in the summer of 1926, the CGSS was one of the quintessential French voiturettes,/I> that could be registered with cheaper fees. This model was a development of Amilcar’s successful line of sports cars known as the CGS. The extra “S” stood for surbaissé and described the model’s much lowerer chassis.

The CGSS featured a revised camshaft, larger sump volume, improved steering box, short wheelbase and larger brakes. The later examples also featured a 4-speed gearbox. Buyers had a choice of various body styles from a coupe to the iconic staggered-seat, pointed-tail roadster.

Designed as an enthusiast’s first racing car, many customers purchased the CGSS to drive during the week and to compete in events on the weekend. Today, the CGSS remains one of the most sought-after Amilcars as well as a landmark example of a late 1920s sports car.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeRacing Car
engineInline 4 w/Head
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationRoots-Type Supercharger
displacement1075 cc / 65.60 in³
f suspensionHalf-Elliptical Springs
r suspensionQuarter-Elliptical Springs
transmission4-Speed Manual

Auction Sales History

1926 Amilcar CGSS

1927 Amilcar CGSS Biplace Sport – sold for €54,832 The car on offer has its bonnet, its radiator, its wings, its wheels and the dashboard still has several instruments. The seats and the spare wheel are missing. After restoration, this authentic Amilcar CGSS will surely delight all enthusiasts of cyclecars.
Auction Source: The Baillon Collection at Rétromobile

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