1926 CGSS Amilcar Sports Car
by Chris Chalk
Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.
The CGSs was almost like a miniature Burgatti grand prix racer. It is a lovely piece of mobile art décor, with its cycle – type fenders and wire wheels. Making all of 30 HP @ 3,600 RPM the CGSs scoots along surprisingly well because it only weighs about 1,250 pounds. The second S stood for surbaisse and the car was a lowered version of the CGS.
This car was imported into Australia in the late 1920s to beat the then dominant Austin Seven. The fact that the car was imported fitted with a French body, rather than a rolling chassis ready to accept an Australian body, makes it a rare item.
The Amilcar is privately owned by a South Australian enthusiast of classic and vintage cars.
*Canon EOS “KISS’ D/SLR Camera
1/60, 22mm, F/5.6, ISO 400
1,074 cc I4
Three speed manual
91.5 in (2,320 mm)
134 in (3,400 mm)