The 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Best of Show winner may not be a barn find, but it is worth a gander. This 1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne made us take noticed as we passed all the other amazing cars this morning on the eighteenth green. This beauty displayed some wonderful French engineering.
Don’t laugh, but we instantly recognized this was a French car because of that roof line which reminded us of the Citroën 2CV. We are not sure if that is an insult or not considering the difference in price here. We do wonder how many other people thought the same thing though. It sure caused us to stop and take a second look.
There is a 3.0 liter inline six under that hood. We did not get to see the engine, but have heard that it produces around 100 horsepower. That’s not bad for a car built almost 80 years ago.
The interior of this Voisin featured woven fabric with a crazy pattern and lots of chrome. We could have stood there all day looking at all the aircraft inspired details that make this car so unique.
Our favorite feature of this car is the sliding roof. If you look closely at the photos above, you will notice that the roof is attached to two rails that go down the back of the car. There is a chrome bar on the interior roof that must aid in the lowering of the roof somehow. The whole thing slides all the way back allowing the passengers to experience the open air.