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Schwinn Stingray Fastback- 1966

Schwinn Stingray Fastback- 1966

In 1963, the new Schwinn Stingray was an instant success as a highly stylized bicycle that captured the California car culture of the1960s.

Schwinn Whizzer Model WZ-1948

Schwinn Whizzer Model WZ-1948

Whizzer motor kits were introduced by Breene-Taylor Engineering Corporation, a Los Angeles maker of aircraft parts, in 1939. 

Scootacar MK I-1959

Scootacar MK I-1959

It may seem hard to believe, but the manufacturer of the Scootacar also produced railroad locomotives.  The Scootacar was developed in 1957 by the Hunslet Engine Works of Leeds, Yorkshire, UK, by Henry Brown, using a Villiers two stroke engine.

Scootacar MKII De-Luxe- 1964

Scootacar MKII De-Luxe- 1964

It may seem hard to believe, but the manufacturer of the Scootacar also produced railroad locomotives. The Scootacar was developed in 1957 by the Hunslet Engine Works of Leeds, Yorkshire, UK, by Henry Brown. 

  • Country of Origin: England
  • Scootacars Ltd
SEAB Flipper I- 1978

SEAB Flipper I- 1978

SEAB (Societe d'Exploitation et d'Application des Brevet) was perhaps best-known as the manufacturer of the plastic bodies used on Citroën's Mehari, but they later became a manufacturer of vehicules sans permis, or "unlicensed" microcars - cars small enough to not require the legalities of full-sized autos.

Sears (Puch) Compact DS60 Scooter- 1966

Sears (Puch) Compact DS60 Scooter- 1966

Sears began selling American-made Cushman scooters under their “Allstate” brand since 1948, but also imported various Vespa models from 1952 to 1969, also re-badged as Allstates. In 1954, Sears began importing small-displacement two-stroke motorcycles from Austrian company Steyr-Daimler-Puch, A.G, or Puch, like the Compact DS60 Scooter seen here.

Sears Saber 50 (Puch)-1966

Sears Saber 50 (Puch)-1966

Those sold as Puch’s had two carburetors, while the sears bikes had to make do with one carburetor.  The Sabre is the late-model Puch street replacement for the “Compact.”  The 5-hp engine and saddle seat was powerful and roomy for two.  Puch stopped manufacturing motorcycles in 1986.

Seven Elium SLX Frame-2015

Seven Cycles is the world’s largest manufacturer of custom, high-end bicycle frames. 

Shell Gas Mileage Car- 1985

Shell Gas Mileage Car- 1985

The concept of the Shell Eco-marathon began in 1939 at a Shell research laboratory in the United States, as a friendly wager between scientists to see who could get the most MPG from their vehicle. In 1985 in France, the Shell Eco-marathon Challenge as we know it today was born.

Shirdlu BMW H-Mod Racer- 1962

Shirdlu BMW H-Mod Racer- 1962

The car seen here is one-of-one; it was designed, built, and raced by Frazier Sibbald, George Olsen, and Howard Bliss, all of California. A triangulated square-tube frame was utilized, with a fiberglass nose and tail, aluminum doors, a hot-rodded BMW “airhead” from a 700 Sport Coupe, and LeGrand Formula car suspension were blended into this miniature Lotus 23B.

SHL M-17 Gazela-1968

SHL M-17 Gazela-1968

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Sima-Violet Cyclecar- 1924

Sima-Violet Cyclecar- 1924

This company began under the name “Sicam” in 1912 and produced a small cyclecar. In the early 1920s they began making 98cc engines for attaching to bicycles. By 1924, the company was reformed under the new name for the purpose of making the Sima-Violet.

  • Country of Origin: France
  • Sté Industrielle de Matériel Automobile
Simca Aronde Plein Ciel-1961

Simca Aronde Plein Ciel-1961

In 1958 Simca updated the Aronde and made the body more modern-looking.  The model here is called the Plein Ciel, which means "full sky", because of the generous amount of window area.  The bodies were built by the Parisian coachbuilder Facel.

Simca Weekend Prototype- 1954

Simca Weekend Prototype- 1954

The origins of Simca date back to 1922 when Teodoro Enrico Pigozzi was sent to France to buy scrap metal for the FIAT works. Instead, he settled in France, was appointed FIAT’s main distributor, and began manufacturing cars in 1928.

  • Country of Origin: France
  • Sté Industrielle de Mécanique et Carrosserie Automobile (S.I.M.C.A.)
Simca-Gordini Type 5 Race Car- 1948

Simca-Gordini Type 5 Race Car- 1948

Simca built FIAT cars under license in France. Simca had many sporting successes, thanks to the attention of amÉdÉe Gordini a French-domiciled Italian. 

  • Country of Origin: France
  • Simca
Sinclair C5- 1985

Sinclair C5- 1985

The Sinclair c5 is a 3-wheeled, battery operated vehicle invented by Sir Clive Sinclair. The C5 is a recumbent tricycle steered by handles on either side of the driver’s seat, and it may be either pedaled or battery powered. 

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