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  Voisin C20 'Mylord' Demi-Berline
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1931
Numbers built:1
Designed by:Gabriel Voisin with Andre Noël-Noël Telmont
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 12, 2010
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Chassis: 47505
Due to the lack of Voisin sales records little is known about the early history of this or any other C20 built. The earliest owner of this 'Mylord' bodied example is noted French automotive journalist Jean Djaniguian. He eventually sold the unique car to American Cameron Peck. His spectacular collection also included a Bugatti Royale and a Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix car. In 1949 the Voisin was auction and acquired by Maynard Buchanon. After his passing in 1972, Dr. Gerald Rolph purchased the car only to sell it on again in 1986 to the Blackhawk Collection.

For many years the Voisin C20 was prominently displayed in the Blackhawk Museum. During this period the car was cosmetically restored and repainted black with a red chassis frame. In 2006 it was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where Voisin was the featured marque. Here it was joined by the Bucciali, which is the only other car known to have survived with the Voisin V12 engine. A year later it was offered for sale at the Blackhawk Exposition across the road from Pebble Beach. The new custodian of the C20 'Mylord' was an East Coast collector with a particular passion for 1930s French cars.

Immediately after acquiring the Voisin he sent the car to Brian Joseph for a complete rebuilt. A foremost expert in rebuilding sleeve-valve engine, Joseph was certainly the right person to get the V12 engine running properly again. During the restoration the chassis was repainted black. The work was completed in time for the 2009 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. The new owner's efforts were repaid with a 'Best of Show' award. He decided to part with the unique machine and offered it in Gooding & Company's March 12th Amelia Island Auction, where it sold for a very impressive $2.75 million.


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2009 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2009 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2009 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
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