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Mochet Luxe- 1953

Mochet Luxe- 1953

Charles Mochet continued making pedal cars from 1925 until his death in 1934; his son Georges then continued the manufacturing well into World War II. After the war,
Georges decided to move away from pedals. The LUXE is powered by a small 125 cc engine to conform to the sans permis class. The car sold well partly because no driver’s license was required, and partly because new post-war French cars from Citroën and Renault had a waiting period of years, compared to Mochet’s six weeks.

This example from the first year of production has the nose section flanged and bolted instead of welded. It has a primitive “homemade” steering wheel. The gas tank also serves as an extension of the seatback. At Mochet’s peak in the early 1950s, he was making 40 cars a month.

 

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Mochet, Peteaux Siene
Country of Origin: France
Drivetrain Configuration: Rear-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine: Zurcher, single-cylinder, 2-stroke, 3.5hbp
Transmission: Single speed
Top Speed: 32 km/h (20 mph)
Years of Production: 1951-1953
Number Produced: 650
Original Cost: Unknown

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