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Brütsch 3 Wheeler Microcars

Brutsch Mopetta, built in Germany 1956-1958

Brutsch Zwerg, built in Germany 1955-1958

Brutsch Avolette, built in France 1956-1957

Egon Brutsch was a wealthy German racer of motorcycles and cars who built performance sports cars powered by Maserati and Bugatti engines. In 1950 he began design of a microcar with a fibreglass body, similar in concept to the Messerschmitt and Goggomobil microcars.

Quite a number of very different designs eventuated, powered by engines which included a 48cc JLO, 200cc Sachs, 250cc Maico and a 400cc Lloyd. Reportedly a deal with Opel to build large quantities of one of his designs, the Rollera, fell through at the last moment.

The machines were licenced in the UK and built under the rather unfortunately chosen name of Tourette, and the French Avolette firm built the V2-N powered by a Heinkel 175 or a powerful 500cc two-stroke Fiat. Brutsch was also the designer of the Burgfalke, initially licenced to Victoria.

None of the Brutsch designs met success in the marketplace, the last being built around 1958.

Sources: Hartmut Schouwer, JF


Brutsch mopetta card, - minicar, microcar, bubble car at Ebay.fr
Vendor's Description: "Brutsch Mopetta collectors card, printed in the 1950's colour picture on one side and the following description on the reverse - Brutsch Germany 1957, Type "Mopetta", single seater, 1 cyl 2 stroke engine, air cooled, cubic capacity 50cc, max b.h.p. 2.5 at 4,000 r.p.m. 3 speed. max speed 25 m.p.h."
See the Brutsch page at German Parts Unlimited

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