Charron, Girardot et Voight (CGV) was a French racing team that opened one of the first French car dealerships. The dealership opened in 1897, on Avenue de la Grande Armée in Paris.

Car manufactureEdit

CGV showed their first car in 1901. In 1904, they produced 216 cars with 4 cylinder engines, which sold for up to £1200 in England.

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In May 1905 Madame Camille du Gast competed in the trans-Mediterranean race from Algiers to Toulon, having built the 13 metres (43 ft) steel hulled Camille specifically for the event, fitted with a 90 horse power Charron, Girardot et Voigt engine.[1]


A least on example survives in the UK;

  • 9394 D+ of 1904. engine/works no.2054.

See alsoEdit


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