C3C (1922-1923)

The short chassis sports version of the C1, the C3C was launched at the 1921 Paris Salon. It was available in chassis form or with a factory torpedo body. It was powered by the C1 4-litre engine, slightly tuned to develop 90 bhp, and the chassis was 17 cms shorter than the model on which it was based.

The 1922 sport Torpedo

Front wheel brakes became available as an option for the 1922 model year, and were fitted as standard from 1923 onwards, along with sports coachwork inspired by the victorious Strasbourg GP cars in addition to the chassis only form.
The factory team cars had finished in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th places in the Touring car class at the 1922 Grand Prix, thanks in part to Gabriel Voisin's ingenious interpretation of the regulations regarding body width.


Rougier's C3 'court' replica (at Caen in 2007)
Festooned with laurel garlands, Henri Rougier's winning car had pride of place...

...on the Voisin stand beneath the glass roof of the Grand Palais at the 1922 Paris Salon.
Some 440 C3Cs were produced before the model was superseded by the C5 in 1924.

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