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Please note that the cars or exhibit items shown in this database are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Italian composites specialist ATR Group, known for producing the carbon-fiber bodies and chassis of supercars such as the Ferrari Enzo and the Porsche Carrera GT, introduced the SLC (Super Light Car) K200 microcar in 2005.
This small 2-seater car was designed to be used in heavily-populated urban areas. Smart decided in 2000 to expand its line of cars, and showed a concept of the smart Roadster at the 2000 Paris Motor Show. Smart Roadster production finally started in 2003, and initial sales were very strong.