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.
When it first appeared in 1938, the New•Map Microcar from the well-known motorcycle manufacturer was something of a novelty, but it certainly found favor in the post-war period. During the mid 1950s, New•Map, under the direction of Robert Robin, produced a range of two-wheelers including scooters and the Solyto utility truck which you see here. These vehicles were built at the sheet-metal division of New•Map and were called the Societe Lyonnaise de Tolerie – hence the odd name. By the early 1970s, the Solyto was being offered in three body styles – one being this break-camping with four windows in the rear compartment. This three-wheeled van is 4½ feet tall, 4¼ feet wide, 8 feet long and weighs approximately 330 pounds.