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Thursday, June 4, 2020

A scarce fat-bodied Franke Autoroller

After all this time searching for information about this scooter on the Internet. It turns out that not much information can be collected regarding this mysterious scooter which at a glance resembles the Maico Mobil, Kroboth Motorroller, or Bastert Einspurauto even though they were all made by the German manufacturers.
Two units of the 1951 Franke Autoroller on display at the Autosammlung Steim in Schramberg, Germany. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2TVJsft)
From the little information that we can collect, now we could be known that this fat-bodied scooter is a Franke Autoroller was built in 1951 by a company in Maschen near Hamburg and is also a seat maker for two-wheeled vehicles.

🔖As quoted of Erasmo Bella, an activist and fan of two-wheeled vehicles in Germany who is also one of our colleagues in the Facebook's Scooters of Germany Group, the scooter maker company mentioned above is owned by Walter Franke. He was one of a dozen scooter constructors in 1949 to 1952 who had a dream to be a successful manufacturer inspired by the Italian companies (Piaggio and Innocenti) succesfull stories.

And Walter Franke's company is estimated to make less than 100 units or maybe only 50 units of scooters during its production period. After that nearly all start ups went into a severe financial problem due to the post-war economic recession, made them then collapsed and left the dreams behind.⛏
The 1951 Franke Autoroller uses a 147cc ILO engine that spews power of 6.9 horsepower (7PS) and makes it run with a maximum speed of 80kph. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2TVJsft)
As previously mentioned this Franke Autoroller has a shape that is almost similar to Maico Mobil, Kroboth Motorroller, Bastert Einspurauto, and others, which all have big-sized bodies. A striking difference when this unique scooter is compared with the Maico Mobil, Kroboth Motorroller, or Bastert Einspurauto can be seen in their front fascia.

Seen the Franke Autoroller has the ballooned-front section and make its front-fender looks like merged or has no front-fender curvatures. Unlike Maico and Kroboth scooters whose the front-section looks still have the front-fender curvatures.
Franke Autoroller has the ballooned-front section and makes it has no front-fender curvatures. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2XmO548)
The fat-bodied Franke Autoroller uses a 147cc ILO engine that spews power of 6.9 horsepower (7PS), so that can make it to run with a maximum speed of 80kph. And now, this German's unique and rare scooter is on display at the Autosammlung Steim in Schramberg, Germany. In the museum, there are two Franke Autoroller scooters on display, where one in dismantled condition (only the bodywork) and others in completed conditions.
Due to a lack of information about the Franke Autoroller, and if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to this marque, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | FAHRZEUGBILDER.DE | RETRO-MOTORING | FLICKR]
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