There is a real cult for microcars, certainly not as widespread as that for “large size” classic cars, yet well rooted among collectors: the car featured in this article is the same model that was exhibited at the Bruce Weiner Microcars Museum, now closed.
The car is a Mochet CM-125 Luxe, whose history in brief is well described with these words from conceptcarz.com: “Charles Mochet, a French individual, produced a pedal-powered cars dubbed the Velocars. After Charles passed away in 1934, his widow and son Georges carried on his business. After World War II, Georges designed a tube-frame microcar designed to conform to the sans permis class where no license was required. The cars were minimalistic and powered by a 125cc two-stroke engine. Suspension was comprised of coils springs in the front and the rear. Braking was by cable-operated mechanical brakes to the end of production.
Without the need for a license, the cars quickly gained in popularity […] “
The car for sale looks like an excellent preserved specimen – or at least it is what it looks like in the picture – to which, the seller says, all the mechanical parts have been overhauled. The great thing about these cars is that they are so simple that doing a thorough inspection is a fairly simple task. Find it for sale at €7,000 (today $8,300) here in Magalas, France.