New Map Solyto- 1959

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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
Drivetrain Configuration: Front engine, front wheel drive
Engine:  Ydral 125cc, 5.5 hp, two stroke
Transmission:  Automatic
Top Speed:  31 miles per hour
Years of Production:  1952-74
Number Produced:  4,000
Original Cost:  Unknown

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