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1923 Voisin C6

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  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Those guys were truely "form follows function" types. There was a Voisin coupe at Meadowbrook this year. Love em.
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    Nice photos JB.

    This was an Andre Lefebvre designed car as was the Citroen DS.
    Follow this link to learn more and compare the two cars side by side.

    www.switchimage.org/Lefebvre_1_E.html
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    Andre Lefebvre designed the car, not Gabriel.

    side note, all the cars were destroyed. The car on display probably belongs to Philip Moch, or was his. He recreated the car from scratch.
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    The hokey propeller actually drives the water pump if I'm not mistaken. Very unique and out of the box. Do a image search on Voisin and you see they made lots of interesting cars.
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    i dig the mechanical brakes and linkage!
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    Yes please......
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    I saw this at the Monterey Historics maybe ten years ago, and felt like I was observing an alien spacecraft. I thought -- and still think -- that it's a wonderfully imaginative, and really quite handsome, piece of automotive design.

    I was going to point out that this one is a replica, and that the propellor drives the water pump, but I see that others have beat me to it.

    Thanks for showing this!
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    That is one amazing piece of machinery!
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    I bet those guys could have made a killer bread truck.
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    Lots of ideas there. The pic with the driver put it all in perspective for me. 1923,hard to believe,Cat
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    Great Shots Kurtis and Fur Biscuit!!
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    The aero version with fenders looks really cool too.

    ( one of the originals, but with front fenders )

    5%20Voisins%20record%201923.jpg
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    I'm not sure if I think it's drop-dead gorgeous or catastrophically ugly. All I know is I love it. Something about it just speaks to me.
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    It looks like a furnace with wheels.
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    The wooden chair rail along the body side is an interesting detail.
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    read the article i posted, it will explain what it's purpose is.
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    Now that's what I call a WindSCREEN! :D
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    Probably fed it orphan children to keep it alive. Or it just drove around and scooped 'em up and ate 'em. EVIL
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    Just a damn cool looking piece of 4-wheeled sculpture.
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    Neat "Outside of the box" design, but I still want a Type 37A Bugatti.
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    thats one crazy machine right there
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    Furnace on wheels....didnt see that till ya said it....hmmmm maybe I can rob my Grandparents furnace. All ha ha's aside....its beautiful...i dig the friction shocks (think i named them right) and the wheel discs are pretty slick too.....lots of ideas for thinkn outside the bun
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    Coolest racecar I've ever seen, hands down. It's so sleek and steampunky... what's not to love?
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    Looks like the new cadillacs. Not a curved line to be found.

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