1925 Amilcar 4 CGS

These lightweight, small-displacement sports cars provide a true pre-war motoring experience at a fraction of the cost of their more expensive French cousin from Molsheim


Of all the small sports-racing cars that proliferated in France after World War One, the Amilcar was the most famous and most successful. Built at St. Denis from 1921 through 1937, they did extremely well in the hotly contested 1,100-cc class, in which so many fierce little French cars were racing.
The 1925 Amilcar being offered for sale here is said to be the Amilcar CGS show car introduced at the New York Salon in 1926, featuring a 1,074-cc engine with full-pressure lubrication, four-wheel brakes, four-speed transmission, and front semi-elliptic springs. Its known history is complete back to 1947, and it has been listed in the Amilcar registry since 1952.
Purchased in 1995, it was given a full restoration in Holland, by the specialists in the Automuseum Deventer. When purchased, it was missing its hood and engine. As such, a new hood has been fabricated and an engine was located. While not original, it is the correct type.
The Amilcar has been driven only 500 miles since restoration and won its class at the Concours d’Elegance Palace Loo in the Netherlands. Painted black with an Apple Green interior, this car does not disappoint.

Ed Godshalk

Ed caught the sports car bug in high school in the early 1970s when he bought a rusty Triumph TR3A that promptly seized its motor. His primary interest is Italian sports cars, but he also has an Amilcar CGS and had a Bugatti Brescia, both from 1925. He completed the 2004 Mille Miglia in the Amilcar, and took 3rd place at Pebble Beach in 2009 with the Bugatti. He vintage-rallies a Lancia Aurelia GT, and he’s won the Monte Shelton NW Classic Motor Rally five times since 1990. Godshalk is restoring a Cisitalia 202 “Corsa” coupe, driven by Taruffi in the 1948 Targa Florio, and a D46 monoposto once owned by Harry Schell. He runs the web site Cisitalia.net.

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