In June 1921 Joseph Lamy and Emile Akar founded Amilcar building cycle cars, 2 seaters weighing less than 350 kgs and powered by motors of less than 1100cc / 67 cui, designed by Jules Salomon and Edmond Moyet at their works in central Paris.
The initial Amilcar CC model, as seen above, was powered by a side valve splash lubricated 4 cylinder motor with a displacement of 903 cc / 55 cui which produced 18 hp.
I believe the mahogany boat tail styling may have been the work of Parisian bespoke coach builder Jean Henri-Labourdette.
Lady Carolyn Venables-Llewelyn, wife of VSCC club President Sir John Venables-Llewelyn, is seen braving inclement conditions driving today’s featured 1923 Amilcar CC Sport at Prescott.
Thanks for joining me on this “Splash Lubricated Cyclecar” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll be visiting the first Avenue Drivers Club meeting of the year for Coffee Croissants and Cars. Don’t forget to come back now !