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Cars

Mourlot et Cie Max Cyclecar- 1926

Mourlot et Cie Max Cyclecar- 1926

In 1926, Max Williams-Mourlot created “Mourlot & Cie” to manufacture small cyclecars. The company was established in Billancourt, France with hopes to fill the gap between the simplicity of a motorcycle and the size and complexity of a larger automobile.

New•Map

New•Map "Baby"- 1939

In the late 1890s, Joseph Martin set up bicycle manufacturing in Lyon, France, and sub-contracting wheels for automobiles and aircraft landing gear during the first war. Joseph’s son, Paul, had become an aircraft engineer during the war and afterward ventured into the world of motorcycling.

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
  • New•Map
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 8,000 were produced. The small size but tall cargo area made it an ideal delivery vehicle in urban areas, with payload limited to 660 pounds.

Nobel 200- 1959

Nobel 200- 1959

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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.

NSU 1200 TT-1969

NSU 1200 TT-1969

In the 1950s, NSU was the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world.  Management was still looking into the future, and was concerned that small cars were going to replace the motorcycle as a means of transport.

NSU Prinz 1- 1959

NSU Prinz 1- 1959

The NSU trademark was first used in 1892. Motorcycle production began in 1901, and the first NSU-badged car was introduced at the Berlin Motor Show in 1907.

NSU Prinz 4 Saloon- 1962

NSU Prinz 4 Saloon- 1962

While the NSU Prinz 1, 2, and 3 were inexpensive, economical cars, they were not considered stylish. NSU realized that if they sought to sell small cars in volume numbers they needed a car with a more appealing style.

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • NSU Motorenwerke AG
NSU Ro-80- 1970

NSU Ro-80- 1970

The Ro-80 was a truly advanced front-wheel drive saloon. It combined the first commercially developed twin-rotor Wankel engine with front-wheel drive and semi-automatic transmission, a spacious interior, and a low-drag body shape. 

NSU Sport Prinz-1967

NSU Sport Prinz-1967

A derivative of the Prinz, the Sport Prinz was built on the Prinz platform.  Designed by Franco Scaglione while at the Bertone studios in Turin, this new sporty NSU was a hit at the 1958 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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