A Brief History of the Marque
Manufactured: Ets. Rollet, Paris (1925 - 1932)
The firm was established in 1897 by L Rollet, whose son began motorcycle manufacture in the mid 1920s. (1)
Tubular and monocoche style pressed-metal frames were used in conjuction with engines of 247cc to 498cc from Harrissard, JAP, Voisin, LMC, Staub and Chaise.
The JAP engines were French-built under licence.
After 1930, when Roleo left the firm, the marque's name was abbreviated to simply C.P.
1929 M3 350cc Staube. The engine was a modified JAP, referred to as a Staube-JAP, and it had a 3-speed gearbox with tank-mounted selector, France magneto and Marchal lighting.
An LMP-engined machine is in the Chapleur Collection
Competitions: 1st place 350cc Bol d'Or 1928
1. Sources vary - 1925 and 1927 are given as first year of manufacture.
Sources: zhumoriste, moto-collection.org, et al