It is incredible that an elegance contest taking place in the United States reminds me that heritage
avions-neighbours-logoautomobile French is so rich. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard of the Avions Voisins brand. And it is a C25 Aerodyne of this brand that has just won the Pebble Beach elegance competition in the Californian city of Monterey.
In my defense, it is true that Avions Voisin did not remain in people’s minds as Bugatti did. However, it would be unfair to ignore this venerable French brand which, after producing aircraft, built prestigious cars for 40 years, from 1918 to 1958.
This C25 Aerodyne dates from 1934. It was produced from 1934 to 1935 in 28 copies. But only seven copies were given the name Aerodyne. This meant that it had a sliding roof, and for the mechanism to slide, it had to redesign the curve of the roof. This explains why a regular arc of a circle seems to be drawn from the top of the A-pillar to the trunk. The line of this C25, powered by a six-cylinder in-line engine, stands out from the production of the time. By the way, note the beautiful state of conservation of the interior “art-deco” rather overloaded!