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Ardex-1953

Ardex-1953

Ardex started producing a Morgan-like 3-wheeled car in 1934.  Production was small and only lasted until 1937.  Then in 1952 Ardex turned to the manufacture of Microcars.  Times were tough – some cars were made out of wood, some aluminum, depending on what material was available.  50cc or 100cc engines were available. The car was about as simple as could be, with bicycle tires and one door, to reduce construction costs.  Sales were very low, and the fact that the showroom was only open for demonstrations on Mondays and Saturdays did not help matters.
 
Specifications:
 
Designer/builder:  Ardex
Country of Origin:  France
Drivetrain Configuration:  Rear-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine:  48cc, single cylinder, 2-stroke, 2.5bhp
Transmission:  Single speed chain drive
Top Speed:  20mph
Years of Production:  1952-1955
Number Produced:  Very few
Original Cost:  Unknown
 

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