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Mochet CM 125Y-1956

Mochet CM 125Y-1956

Charles Mochet was France’s best known maker of pedal cars as a practical means of transportation for adults.  He made these from 1927 until well into World War II.  You can find a pedal-powered/engine-assisted Mochet Velocar in our alternative fuel area.  It was not until after the war that Mochet moved away from pedals.  The CM-125Y was offered with a new modern steel body with proper doors, fixed side window frames, and a fabric roof that folded back.  The letter "Y" in the name stood for Ydral engine.  Early models came with pull start but later an electric starter was offered.  With a 125cc engine, now driver's license was needed.  A 175cc model was offered for those with licenses.  At his peak in the early 1950s Mochet was making 40 cars a month, but when French legislation changed in 1958 dropping the engine size to drive without a license to 50cc, the customer base for the long-lived 125cc Mochets decreased drastically.  By 1958, Mochet ended car production but continued making bicycles with reclining seats for many years.
 
Specifications:
 
Manufacturer:  Charles Mochet
Country of Origin:  France
Drivetrain Configuration:  Rear engine, rear wheel drive
Engine:  125cc, 1 cylinder Ydral, 2-stroke, 5 hp
Transmission:  3 speed with reverse
Top Speed:  30 mph
Years of Production:  1954-1958
Number Produced:  3,000
Original Cost:  Unknown
 

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