1927 Avions-Voisin Lumineuse to star at RM Sotheby's

A 1927 Avions-Voisin C14 Lumineuse is valued at $1.2m-1.5m.

The car will headline RM Sotheby's classic car sale at Amelia Island on March 12.

Avions Voisin Lumineuse
The Avions-Voisin Lumineuse is a classic of the art deco era

Voisin was a French aircraft manufacturer that entered the car business following the first world war.

The model is constructed in much the same manner as the company's aeroplanes, with the body consisting of aluminium plates laid over wood.

It features an exceptionally well restored art deco interior.

The present lot belonged to company founder Gabriel Voisin. It was also owned by the pioneering modernist architect Le Corbusier.   

RM Sotheby's car specialist Augustin Sabatie-Garat comments: "With its stunning looks and evocative Art Deco styling, the 1927 Avions-Voisin C14 Lumineuse is a perfect fit for our Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance sale, and one that can be easily pictured on the concours lawn.

"A true work of art, the design itself was very advanced for its time.

"The unusually large windows, which maximize the amount of light entering the car, were behind its name 'Lumineuse' and differentiate it from other vehicles of the era.

"Add in a magnificent provenance - including original ownership by Gabriel Voisin - and the result is a very special car, worthy of close inspection."

The car is one of several art deco era pieces in the auction.

Other lots include a 1932 Ford Model 18 Edsel Ford Speedster, which is expected to make $1.2m-1.4m.

The model was designed by legendary design team Edsel Ford and ET Gregory.

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