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Velorex 435-1972

Velorex 435-1972

The Velorex was developed in Czechoslovakia in 1936 by two brothers who ran a bicycle shop.  After WWII, automobiles were very scarce and expensive, and the brothers realized the Velorex would be a cheap, affordable car for the masses.  They used a Jawa motorcycle engine, wheels, and brakes.  Although it is a crude-looking car, it actually drives very well, and with a top speed of 55 mph, has sufficient power to make it roadworthy.
 
Specifications:
 
Manufacturer:  Vyrobni druzstvo Velorex
Country of Origin:  Czechoslovakia
Drivetrain Configuration:  Mid engine, rear wheel drive
Engine:  2 cylinder Jawa motorcycle motor, 16 hp, air-cooled, 2 stroke
Transmission:  4 speed manual
Top Speed:  55 mph
Years of Production:  1950-1973
Number Produced:  15,300
Original Cost:  Unknown
 
 

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