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1927 Avions Voisin C7 Sedan 1927 Avions Voisin C7 Sedan
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Voisin Automobiles

Originally trained as an architect, Gabriel Voisin turned to the emerging airplane industry and together with his brother formed "Avions Voisin." The company was successful during World War I and as soon as the peace was signed, Gabriel converted his business into "Automobiles Voisin." He immediately created his own style with influences from his two former interests, but also had a focus on passenger safety; his brother had perished in a car accident a few years earlier.

Apart from the unique styling cues sported by most Voisin, the cars also stand out for the use of lightweight materials like aluminum and exotic technical solutions. The best example of the latter is the Knight patended sleeve-valve engine design of which Voisin was a big fan. This design allowed the engine to run virtually silently thanks to the absence of the rattling created by a regular valvetrain. One of the downsides was the large amount of oil required to properly lubricate the sleeves, usually resulting in quite noticeable oil smoke from the exhaust.

The Voisin name still exists as a subsidary of Aero Space in France.

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