Amilcar CGSS

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Amilcar CGSS
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Amilcar CGSS 2-Seater Sports 1927
Manufacturer Amilcar
Production 1926 -1929
Body and chassis
Related Amilcar CGS
Engine 1,074 cc I4
Transmission Three speed manual
Wheelbase 91.5 in (2,320 mm)
Length 134 in (3,400 mm)

The Amilcar CGSS (or CGSs) was a sporting car made by the Amilcar company from 1926 to 1929. The second S stood for surbaisse and the car was a lowered version of the CGS.

The 1,074 cc four-cylinder engine from the CGS was fitted but in a slightly higher state of tune delivering 35 hp (26 kW). It was also available with a Cozette supercharger for those who needed more power. Thus equipped, a CGSS won the 1927 Monte Carlo Rally.[1] Driven by Lefebvre, it started from Königsberg (today's Kaliningrad).[2]

4,700 of the CGS and CGSS were made.[1]

1927 Amilcar CGSS 2-Seater Sports
Amilcar CGSS 2-Seater Sports 1927


  1. ^ a b van den Abeele, Alain (1984-02-23). "Coup d'audace au «Neige et Glace»!..." [Audacious feat at the "Neige et Glace"!...]. Le Moniteur de l'Automobile (in French). Brussels, Belgium: Editions Auto-Magazine. 35 (789): 29. 
  2. ^ Hammond, Maurice A. (1969). Motorcade: A Dictionary of Motoring History. London: G. Bell & Sons. p. 119. ISBN 0-7135-1609-7.