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Cars

Mochet Velocar- 1931

Mochet Velocar- 1931

Charles Mochet was France’s best known maker of pedal cars as a practical means of transportation for adults. He saw the advantage of designing a car where the rider could use the force of pushing against a back rest rather than relying on body weight to push down with gravity. 

 

  • Country of Origin: France
  • Charles Mochet
Mochet-1949

Mochet-1949

The Type K seen here is the first Mochet car offered without pedals, and the body is now made out of steel.  As you can see, the body was very simple, which made it cheap and easy to produce, although the car would certainly win no beauty contest.

Morgan F Super- 1948

Morgan F Super- 1948

Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan was the son of a vicar. Unlike his father and grandfather, he decided not to go into the church but became an engineering apprentice with the railway. 

  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • Morgan Motor Co. Ltd
Morris Eight Pre-Series-1935

Morris Eight Pre-Series-1935

By the time of the Eight, William Morris had amassed quite a consortium of automotive component suppliers under the umbrella of Morris Motors Ltd. Hotchkiss and Wolesley provided engines, Pressed Steel Co. made body panels, Bishop supplied brakes and steering components, SU gave carburetors, and Wrigley made transmissions.

Morris Mini 2/3 Scale Model- 1975

Morris Mini 2/3 Scale Model- 1975

This “car” was built from body parts taken from a 1975 Mini, skillfully “shrunken” to approximately 2/3 the size of a “real” Mini. 

  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
Morris Mini Traveller- 1967

Morris Mini Traveller- 1967

Morris Motor Company was started in the 1920s and established a reputation for reliable family cars. In the 1950s, Morris merged with its old rival Austin to form British Motor Corp. Economic factors in the UK in the mid-1950s made the creation of “a proper miniature car” a priority, and BMC assigned a small team of designers to the task.

  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • Morris Motors Ltd
Morris Mini- 1971

Morris Mini- 1971

Sir Alec Issigonis designed the Mini, which became one of the best selling cars in Europe and one of the most recognized cars ever produced. This car defined Issigonis’ philosophy “less is more.”

 
  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • Austin Morris Division, British Leyland Motor Corp.
Morris Mini-mini-1960

Morris Mini-mini-1960

.This is a custom-designed Mini built on a stock Mini drive train.  As you can see, the car has been cut in half.  The back seat was removed and approximately 2 feet has been cut out of the body.

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. 

  • Country of Origin: France
  • Les Equipements Electriques K.V.
Nissan BE-1-1987

Nissan BE-1-1987

The Be-1 was the first of the “Pike Factory” cars. It created quite a stir at the 1985 Tokyo Motor Show. The public loved the retro styling, and when the order taking process began, all of the planned 10,000 Be-1’s were spoken for in just a few days.

Nissan Figaro-1991

Nissan Figaro-1991

The Nissan Figaro was a limited-production, high visibility “halo” car, intended solely for the Japanese market.

Nissan PAO-1989

Nissan PAO-1989

The PAO was introduced to an adoring public at the 1987 Tokyo Motor Show alongside the S-Cargo. The retro styling of the hugely popular Be-1 was continued and taken even further.

Nissan Rasheen- 1997

Nissan Rasheen- 1997

As the popularity of Sport Utility Vehicles (or SUVs) grew in the 1990s, Nissan realized it needed a small four-wheel drive SUV to augment sales of its larger Nissan Patrol.

Nissan S-Cargo-1989

Nissan S-Cargo-1989

The Nissan S-Cargo was first shown at the 1987 Tokyo Motor Show. From 1989 until 1992, only about 12,000 were produced. The small size but tall cargo area made it an ideal delivery vehicle in urban areas, with payload limited to 660 pounds.

Norster 600R- 2013

Norster 600R- 2013

Designed in Finland and built in China, the Norster 600R seen here may look like, and even drive like, a normal passenger car but it is actually registered in Europe as a “heavy quad” (All Terrain Vehicle in the US). 

NSU 1000 TTS-1967

NSU 1000 TTS-1967

The NSU 1000 represented a major change for NSU.  This model has a four-cylinder, overhead cam engine which is air-cooled and located in the rear.

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