Lot 36

1938 Avions Voisin Type C30 Cabriolet

Coachwork by Louis Dubos

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SOLD $357,000


$150,000 - $250,000| Without Reserve



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The Final Production Model to Bear the Voisin Name

One of Approximately 30 Type C30s Built

Powered by Supercharged Graham-Paige Engine

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The 1938 introduction of the Voisin Type C30 in stylish coupe and cabriolet form would prove to be the marque’s final appearance at the Paris Motor Show, and indeed the last Voisin cars produced. In this final iteration of cars bearing the Voisin name, they received a 3.5-liter Graham-Paige engine with a centrifugal supercharger, and a Graham driveline. These cars were built under license by Société des Automobiles Voisin following the closure of the Voisin factory in 1936.

One of about 30 cars made under this arrangement, the C30 Cabriolet offered here was bodied by Carrosserie Louis Dubos of Paris, and this or a similar example was displayed at the Paris Motor Show in December 1938. It was designed in keeping with previous Voisin hallmarks including the barrel-profiled hood panels, aluminum-trimmed, sharp-edged fender lines, and vertical, flat-panel dashboard. According to Voisin historian Pascal Courteault, following WWII, this Cabriolet was purchased by pioneering Voisin collector Robert Corniére, and a subsequent owner had it restored by D. Tessier in Tours, France, a specialized body restoration shop. The rare C30 was purchased by the Mullin Collection in 2008, and subsequently displayed in the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, where it was featured as the final bookend in a special exhibit celebrating the Voisin marque.

*Please note that all of the Lots in this Auction have been in long-term static storage at the Mullin Automotive Museum and may not be currently operational. They will require mechanical attention and in some cases significant restoration prior to any road use.


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