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Aero 10-1931

Aero 10-1931

Aero began as a company making and repairing airplanes.  As the airplane business slowed, Aero began to consider manufacturing other products.  The Aero 10 was their first production car and it was a very simple cycle car with a single cylinder 500cc water-cooled engine driving the rear wheels.  The Aero 10 had brakes on the rear wheels only, and electric start was extra.  If a consumer did not order the electric start, there was a long rope that came through the dashboard with a wooden T-handle to give the car a pull start.  Another interesting feature of the Aero 10 is that the gearbox is located in the rear axle instead of being mounted on the engine.  This configuration was used in the 1970-2000 time period in many sports cars in hopes of evening out the weight distribution on front engine cars.
 
Specifications: 
 
Manufacturer:  Aero
Country of Origin:  Czechoslovakia
Drivetrain Configuration:  Front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine:  Water-cooled, 499cc, one cylinder, 10bhp
Transmission:  3-speed manual
Top Speed:  40 mph
Years of Production:  1929-1932
Number Produced:  1,359
Original Cost:  Unknown
 

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