Please note that the cars shown in this database are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit

We are only able to display approximately 150 cars at a time yet have over 400 cars in our collection (only a sample is represented on this site at this time). Thank you!

New Map Solyto- 1959

New Map Solyto- 1959

When it first appeared in 1938, the New-Map Microcar from the well-known motorcycle manufacturer was something of a novelty, but it certainly found favor in the post-war period. During the mid 1950s, New-Map, under the direction of Robert Robin, produced a range of two-wheelers including scooters and the Solyto utility truck which you see here. These vehicles were built at the sheet-metal division of New-Map and were called the societe lyonnaise de tolerie – hence the odd name. By the early 1970s, the Solyto was being offered in three body styles – one being this break-camping with four windows in the rear compartment. This three-wheeled van is 4½ feet tall, 4¼ feet wide, 8 feet long and weighs approximately 330 pounds. 

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Les Equipements Electriques K.V.
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Engine: Ydral 125cc, 5.5 hp, two stroke
  • Top Speed: 31 miles per hour
  • Years of Production: 1952-1974
  • Number Produced: 4,000

Share this vehicle

Upcoming Events

No events

Newsletter

Join our email list to receive monthly updates about museum events and special offers!