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New•Map Solyto- 1959

New•Map Solyto- 1959

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. 

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: New•Map
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Engine: Ydral 125cc, 5.5 hp, two stroke
  • Top Speed: 31 miles per hour
  • Years of Production: 1952-1974
  • Number Produced: 4,000

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