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Monday, December 2, 2019

Another unique and scarce French-made microcar

It can be said if the car is not much different from humans when viewed in terms of size, there are those who have large sizes and some are even small and cute. There are types of vehicles known as microcar that are so small that they only can be used in tandem positition. Not only small in size, but also has a cute design but very adorable when you see it.
1950 Reyonnah prototype microcar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33DgxP4)
Then these cute cars or microcars ever reached their peak in the late 1940s to early 1950s. It recorded, some of the world's automotive manufacturers have ever been made variants of these cute cars such as BMW Isetta, then there're Heinkel Kabine, Messerschmitt KR175, Piaggio Vespa 400, Paul Vallée Chantecler and many others.

Well, have you ever heard or seen the figure of the French-made microcar named Reyonnah Microcar? If not, we will discuss it now. The microcar was originally made by Robert Hannoyer, the owner of an auto repair shop in Paris. Uniquely, the name of the car is taken from the car maker's last name reversed was Reyonnah (the reversed of 'Hannoyer').
1951 Reyonnah production version microcar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Y0OsQP)
The prototype was shown off for the first time at Paris Salon de l'Auto in 1950 (the blue-colored car) while the production version in 1951 (the white-colored one). This cute car shaped like a torpedo has a dimension of length of 2.9 meters and width of only 1.45 meters. Even so narrow, the car's cabin layout is made like a motorcycle, where its passenger sit directly behind the driver.

There is another unique thing, the blue-colored prototype car uses the tub with parallelogram hinges construction and can be folded downwards, so the vehicle can occupies a parking area only 75 cm wide. While the production version (white colored car) settled on, with a hinged convertible roof.
To be able to make it run, this cute car (both prototype and production version) uses a 4-stroke single-cylinder AMC's engine with a displacement of 175cc, and capable of spewing power around 8.5 horsepower. But don't expect to be speeding if you drive in this cute car, because the top speed is only 70 kph!

This cute car is very rare, due to were made in limited numbers. So do not be surprised if at this time, Reyonnah Microcar much sought after by the automotive collectors in the world. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MICROCAR MUSEUM]
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