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IFA is not a brand name of a particular automobile, but rather the state-owned company to which all the automobile factories belonged (such as Audi, DKW, Horch, Wanderer, and Phanomen). The f9 was jointly produced by Horsch (who produced the bodywork) and Audi (who assembled the vehicle) and was based on a pre-war DKW design. This rare convertible IFA is a very close copy of the DKW Auto Union 1000.
In 1931, the Italian Industrialist, Ferdinando Innocenti founded a successful engineering company most well-known for producing scaffolding and other steel pipes and joints. Just after the war he saw the potential for an economical means of transport and created the Lambretta, so called because its factory was in Lambrate, an eastern suburb of Milan.
Ferdinand Innocenti’s company started in 1931 as a major steel tubing manufacturer. His patented “Innocenti pipe” is still used in scaffolding today. Before the war, the company also developed heavy press machinery. After World War II, Innocenti was mainly known for their Lambretta scooters until they began production of a license-built Austin A40 in 1960.
Italjet has been making scooters, motorcycles, and now electric bicycles since 1959, with over 150 designs to their credit. The Dragster seen here is a mid-range 125cc model; a 50cc and 180cc were also offered, but differed only in power.
ItalJet founder Leopoldo Tartarini was a pilot, and later a factory racer for Ducati. The Kit Kat was ItalJet’s 73-lb non licensable-for-street-use transportation solution. It was powered by a 49cc Gyromat two-stroke engine.