1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aérodyne: A Cross Between Art Deco, Aircraft and Flamboyance
The 1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aérodyne was designed by Gabriel Voisin of France. Voisin had a background in designing various types of aircraft. The Avions Voisin C25 Aérodyne has an interesting design style that is a cross between art deco, aircraft and flamboyance.
This four door car appears larger from the outside than it does on the inside. It can hold five people, however, it is a pretty tight fit. The car seats are covered with patterned upholstery of woven cloth. The steering wheel is very large and the instrument panel is filled with an array of switches, gauges, dials and buttons.
The back of the Aérodyne is sloped and has a trunk. If more trunk room is needed the rear seats can be folded forward to accommodate for that. On the roof is a sliding panel that can be raised and lowered using a pneumatic motor that’s in the trunk. There is also a crank provided to operate the ‘sunroof’ in the event the pneumatic motor stops working. An interesting feature on the roof of the car are four portholes that allowed light to come into the vehicle.
Under the hood of the 1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aérodyne is a 3-liter inline, 6-cylinder engine that puts out about 90 horsepower and the 4-wheel drum brakes are vacuum-assisted. The car has a maximum speed of approximately 85 miles per hour.
The 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet is also known simply as K6. It is a luxury, pre-war touring car with a convertible top that falls under the category of limousine/roadster. It was manufactured by Hispano-Suiza, a company headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, and designed by a coachbuilder by the name of Carrosserie Brandone.
The 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet comes from a time when cars had hood ornaments, shiny trim and featured running boards. The K6 has a large hood ornament that is fashioned as a flying stork. It has 24 carat gold plate accent trim as well as other exterior trim of German silver. Back in the 1930s, this car was one that only the wealthiest people in society could afford.
There is a 5,184 cc overhead valve, inline 6-cylinder, 110-millimeter stroke engine under the hood of the 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet. This is a vehicle that weighs about 3,968 pounds is 16.08 feet long and approximately 6.135 feet wide, but despite its large size, it will easily attain a top speed of about 87 miles per hour, partly due to its 120 horsepower engine. Some of the other features of the car are the dual ignition system, 3-speed manual transmission, front and rear solid axle suspension with semi-elliptic leaf springs, mechanical brake drums, that are servo-assisted, on all four wheels and power-assisted steering.
The sophisticated, 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet has won several awards including the Grand Prix d’Honneur, in 1936, for the best French coachwork at the Cannes Cononurs d’Elegance, a two-time Alec Ulmann Trophy winner and was a finalist for the Best of Show award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2008.
The 1935-36 Auburn Supercharged Cabriolet is arguably one of the most desirable and drivable cars of the Classic Era. The redesign accomplished by Gordon Buehrig were the hit of the 1935 Auto Salons. Their Art Deco styling and streamlined appearance give the cars an unmatched among their peers. The art deco styling was imagined by Gordon Buehrig an was the talk of the Auto Salons in the mid 1930’s. These cars have it all-a fully synchronized gearbox- dual ratio rear end-Powerful supercharged straight 8 Lycoming engine- 3 position top- outside exhaust, and of course drop dead styling by the legendary Gordon Buehrig. Actually the cabriolet is rarer than the Speedster- only 40 or so were built and around 25 are known to have survived, these cars are the next best thing to a Speedster and you can actually take along some passengers and some luggage. Auburns are bulletproof mechanically, and drive like a modern car. You will have no problem on interstate highways- you can drive 70 MPH all day long.