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  • 1956 Mochet CM-125Y Berline
    starter was offered at first the Gyrostarter seen on the P Vallee but problems with it resulted in the fitting of a starter from the Renault Juvaquatre In 1958 French legislation changed so that the permitted engine size to drive sans permis was changed to 50cc and the customer base for the long lived 125cc Mochets decreased drastically Georges Mochet decided to cease production Cousin Alexandre Laurant commercial director of

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  • 1962 Motobecane
    without doors and top They used their own 125 cc engine which was placed at the rear This vehicle remained a prototype At the beginning of the 60 s they produced a 4 wheel vehicle with Italian style and Japanese mechanicals with rear wheel drive and also the 125 cc one cylinder two stroke engine These vehicles were only used for test and exhibitions Manufacturer Motobecane Pantin France Model Motobecane

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  • 1960 NSU Prinz III
    in October 1960 with a new stabilizer bar and the 30hp motor making it one of the fastest small cars of its time at 120kph This attractive car was also technically well sorted out and built It was succeeded in 1961 by the Corvair like Prinz IV The museum s example of a Prinz III is a rare right hand drive example from Australia Volkswagen took over NSU and then

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  • 1965 NSU/FIAT Autobianchi Panorama
    from the name Neckarsulm the town they were located in In 1905 the first NSU cars were built and some were even used succesfully in racing In the 1928 the manufacturing of cars was stopped Fiat acquired the rights to the NSU name from a company which had run into severe financial difficulties The FIAT company NSU Automobil AG started building NSU cars again in 1957 at the same time the then called NSU Werke AG did the same with the then new Prinz This lead to much confusion and in 1959 the FIAT cars where marked NSU FIAT In 1960 the NSU company was renamed to NSU Motorenwerke AG Autobianchi was a partnership between the three Italian companies of Bianchi Fiat and Pirelli Utilizing Fiat platforms they provided the consumer with an upgrade over the basic Fiat models This equation proved popular as five body styles were made based on the Fiat 500 chassis This car was marketed in Germany as the Panorama Standard and the Panorama mit Sonnendach with sunroof Manufacturer Fiat S P A Turin Italy Model Panorama type D Motor Fiat Body Steel Monocoque Years Built 1960 1964 No Cylinders 2 Chassis None No Produced 80

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  • 1960 NSU/Fiat Weinsberg 500 Limousette
    was all Fiat 500 but the coachwork was more similar with the NSU Prinz Only small numbers of these cars were produced 6190 over 4 years Manufacturer NSU Automobil Aktiengesellschaft Heilbronn Neckar Germany Model Weinsberg 500 Limousette Motor 2 stroke Body Steel Years Built 1959 1963 No Cylinders 2 Chassis Tube No Produced 6190 total all models Displacement 479 cc Suspension Front Leaf No Surviving N A Horsepower 15 Suspension

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  • 1959 Opperman Unicar
    and 2 small jump seats are on either side of the engine hump There was no differential for the rear wheels so they were placed closer together than the front wheels in a manner similar to the Isetta but not as extreme Unfortunately since it had 4 wheels it was subject to a higher Road Tax in Britain as compared to a 3 wheeled vehicle In an attempt to make

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  • 1956 P. Vallee Chantecler
    with front mounted platform This chassis was used for his Chantecler rooster small car with its amusing bulbous body in fiberglass The first version shown had a single central headlight steel tube windshield frame moulded in front bumper and sharply cut off tail Interestingly this was identical to another car also on show at the 1955 Paris Salon the very short lived P B The P Vallee version grew another headlight and the production version Chantecler had a similar bulbous body but with aluminum bumpers fiberglass windshield frame and rounded tail Colours offered were ivory red two tone and later blue The car was equipped with the Westinghouse Gyrostarter which on pulling a lever wound up a flywheel with a whining sound At maximum revs the lever was dropped suddenly engaging a clutch coupled to the motor and causing it to turn over exactly like an aircraft starter The Inter also used it The little car was well suited to the limited parameters for which it was designed and enjoyed a happy but brief life cut short by the death by heart attack of M Vallee on April 3 1957 Manufacturer S I C R A F Ste Colas France

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  • 1964 Peel P50
    and was originally nothing more than a fiberglas box on wheels No engine was fitted to the car when it was exhibited at the 1962 Cycle and Motorcycle Show at Earls Court but the publicity that resulted allowed Peel to move forward with an actual product 47 production models were eventually produced the major change from the prototype being that it now had 2 wheels in front and one driven wheel in the rear With no reverse gear a large handle was fitted to the rear enabling the driver to lift the rear of the car and turn it around Since the car is so simple and minimal in it s construction it was inevitable that copies would emerge as it became a popular collectible But even a REPLICA of this car costs 20 000 USD 2008 prices so you can just imagine what the price of a REAL P50 would be if one were to become available for purchase This car is a REAL P50 not a Replica See a Factory Video of this Microcar in Action Click Here Manufacturer Peel Engineering Company Peel I O M England Model P50 Motor Zweirad Union 2 stroke Body Fiberglass Years Built

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