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A. Morin Scootavia Tripousse- 1950

A. Morin Scootavia Tripousse- 1950

Born in France in 1923, André Morin’s passion for engineering and design was unmistakable, even at a young age. As a teenager, Morin was already designing small aircraft, often selling his hand-drawn plans. 

A.B.C.- 1922

A.B.C.- 1922

A.B.C. began producing motorboat and airplane engines prior to World War I, and by the early 1910s, they began producing engines for motorcycles and cyclecars.  By 1920, they formed a new company called A.B.C. motors to make airplane engines, motorcycles, and a new light car.  

ACOMA Comtesse Break- 1979

ACOMA Comtesse Break- 1979

In 1979, ACOMA introduced the Break, or type 790, which used the same chassis and a similar engine as their Super Comtesse. This four-wheeled two-seater version offered a much larger, boxier body design with an interior volume of 1 cubic meter.

ACOMA Mini Comtesse-1970

ACOMA Mini Comtesse-1970

The “L-Category” is a class of cars and mopeds in France that can be driven without a driver’s license. This new category called sans permis (without license), began in the mid 1970s, and ACOMA became a large manufacturer of these modern microcars, taking 30% of the market.

ACOMA Super Comtesse- 1978

ACOMA Super Comtesse- 1978

The Super Comtesse is an updated version of the Mini-Comtesse, which was famous for its instability. The Super Comtesse was produced eliminating the 3-wheel design, and used a conventional (and more stable) 4-wheel layout.

Adler Trumpf Jr- 1935

Adler Trumpf Jr- 1935

In 1880, Heinrich Kleyer founded a bicycle business and by 1900 he moved to automobiles. During World War I, Adler built trucks, transmissions for tanks, and airplane engines. By 1928 Adler, employed 6,000 and was making 60 cars a day in addition to commercial vehicles and bicycles. 

Aero 10-1931

Aero 10-1931

Aero began as a company making and repairing airplanes.  As the airplane business slowed, Aero began to consider manufacturing other products.

Aero 18- 1931

Aero 18- 1931

After three years of production of the Aero 10, Aero introduced an updated version of this car in 1931.  The new car was called Aero 18.

Aero 30- 1936

Aero 30- 1936

Aero automobiles were manufactured in Czechoslovakia from 1928-1947, when the automobile industry in that country was nationalized. When founded in 1925, Aero mainly produced airplanes.

Aero 30-1934

Aero 30-1934

With the introduction of the Aero 30 in 1934 Aero took a giant step forward in its car business.

Aixam Kinetic-1998

Aixam Kinetic-1998

Aixam is France’s largest Microcar manufacturer with about 40% of the French market.  This particular Aixam is unique because it was made in India by the Indian scooter maker Kinetic.

Alfa Romeo 2600 Berlina-1962

Alfa Romeo 2600 Berlina-1962

The Alfa 2600 was Alfa Romeo's flagship car that succeeded the Alfa Romeo 2000. It is a significant car because it was the first Alfa to be powered by an inline 6-cylinder engine.
Alfa Romeo Alfetta- 1977

Alfa Romeo Alfetta- 1977

Introduced in 1972 and named after the Tipo 158 racing cars of 1939-1950, the Alfetta Saloon utilized a completely new drivetrain for production Alfa models.

Alfa Romeo Spider-1986

Alfa Romeo Spider-1986

Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966 to replace the aging Giulietta Spider, the Battista “Pinin” Farina-designed Spider was based on the Giulia 105 chassis.

Alfa Romeo SZ- 1991

Alfa Romeo SZ- 1991

The SZ, or Sport Zagato, announced Alfa’s return to sporting cars after their acquisition by Fiat. Known internally as the ES-30 (Experimental Sportscar 3.0 liter), the SZ was the result of a collaboration between parent Fiat, Alfa, and the carozzeria Zagato.

Alvis Stalwart- 1962

Alvis Stalwart- 1962

The Stalwart was designed in 1959 and put in action in the mid-1960s. It is a reliable workhorse that was designed to cross rough English countryside terrain at a maximum 40 mph or traverse a water obstacle at around 6 knots. s

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