France, 1925: What has a mid-engined unit frame chassis, independent four wheel suspension with coil springs, OHV four cylinder engine with conical valve springs, four wheel brakes and an aerodynamic body with roll down windows?
Story by Eric Davison
In the first quarter of the 20th century, the French auto industry was leading the world with innovation. A great deal of that innovation appeared because a few of the better engineering minds of the time were convinced that there was a direct correlation between the automobile and the airplane.
Surely the Farman brothers, Gabriel Voisin and even Ettore Bugatti felt so. The Farman brothers started out with airplanes for which they were pioneers and innovators. Their cars were equally delightful.