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Chassis no. 41097 - Engine no. 41097
Coachbuilder: Boone & Porter
Categories: L- Limited edition cars
Owner: Private Collection
A rare Manx version bodied by Boone & Porter in UK.
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The Amilcar was a French automobile manufactured from 1921 to 1939.
Production began in France in 1923 with the CGS model, this would be replaced by the CGSS (or CGSs) in 1926 which would stay in production until 1929.

The primary difference between the CGS and the CGSS was that the latter model had a new chassis that was closer to the ground, offering a better centre of gravity. The extra S, standing for surbaisse, represented its lowered chassis.

The four-cylinder engine produced around 30 horsepower. Their strength was in their lightweight construction which resulted in around a 1250 pound overall weight. Performance was further enhanced with the four-wheel brakes, while many of their competition preferred brakes on two wheels. To keep constant braking pressure to the front wheels during cornering, Amilcar created a sliding rod inside the kingpin which helped accomplish this feat.

The CGSS featured a revised camshaft, larger sump volume, improved steering box, short wheelbase and larger brakes. The later examples also featured a 4-speed gearbox.
As the CGSS was designed to race in the sub-1100cc class it was fitted with a 1074cc straight 4 capable of 35hp and a top speed in the 75 to 85mph range, depending on the state of tune.
The CGSS was effectively an updated and sportier version of the popular CGS that had been available for the previous two years.

Buyers had a choice of various body styles from a coupe to the iconic staggered-seat, pointed-tail roadster. This Manx version of the French cyclecar has been bodied by Boone & Porter, the Amilcar's importer for the UK.
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owner: Glenn Billqvist | Sweden
14th August 2010 - 15th August 2010
Munkebjerg
| Germany
driver: Glenn Billqvist
entry number: 8
17th April 2015 - 19th April 2015
Terre di Canossa
| Italy
driver: Marinella Gatta
co-driver: L. Maffina
entry number: 2
14th May 2015 - 17th May 2015
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Rome - Brescia | Italy
driver: Marco Gatta
co-driver: Eugenio Piccinelli
entry number: 23
17th September 2015 - 20th September 2015
Gran Premio Nuvolari
| Mantova (MN) | Italy
entry number: 8
9th October 2015 - 10th October 2015
Coppa Franco Mazzotti
| Brescia (BS) | Italy
driver: Marco Gatta
co-driver: Luigi Maffina
entry number: 3
19th March 2016 - 20th March 2016
Trofeo Foresti
| Pralboino - Brescia | Italy
driver: Marco Gatta
co-driver: Eugenio Piccinelli
entry number: 109


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