This article briefly describes an Italian three-wheeled town car, with a two-stroke 49cc engine (which could be replaced by an electric motor if necessary), controlled like e scooter with kick-start and clutchless twist gears. It has a tubular steel steering column and seat base with adjustable swivel seat. The left handlebar twistgrip is the two-gear lever, the right twistgrip is the throttle. The size of the vehicle 1.1 by 0.9M, and its fuel consumption is 140 miles per gallon, at maximum speed of 25 mph. It is easy to manoeuvre in traffic, and has ample room for hard luggage or shipping. In wet weather, a curved polyester hood can be quickly fitted. The cost of this town car is approximately $230. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Design Centre

    28 Haymarket
    London SW1Y 4SU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gray, I
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 58-59
  • Serial:
    • Design
    • Issue Number: 312
    • Publisher: Design Centre

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM