Amilcar is an iconic French car brand with a history of excellence stretching back to 1921. They have been praised for their performance and reliability and are deeply embedded in French culture.
French industrialist and engineer Emile Akar founded Amilcar in 1921 to produce an affordable "People's Car." Their first vehicle, the "Cozette," hit the streets soon after.
The Amilcar CC and C6 automobile models are recognized as some of Europe's earliest mass-produced sports cars.
In 1933, Amilcar released their "Compound" model, which featured a unique engine design with a valve train with a single camshaft to operate two sets of valves for each cylinder.
During World War II, Amilcar produced the "Humulud," a light reconnaissance vehicle for the French army.
After the war, Amilcar introduced two new models, the "Gran Sport" and the "Compound S," which featured a more powerful engine and slightly modified bodywork.
Amilcar also produced a range of light commercial vans in the early 1950s.
In 1955, the company launched its "Sport" sedan, known for its advanced engineering and performance.
Amilcar developed a successful formula car racing series, the "Grand Prix Amilcar," from 1924 to 1928.
Amilcar succeeded in rally driving with their revolutionary "Settebello" model, which was used in the 1948 Monte Carlo Rally.
The last Amilcar model was released in 1960 before the company declared bankruptcy.