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A Brief History of the Marque

A Dr. Balbaschewski began production of motor scooters in the city of Reutlingen in 1949, the most notable of which was Walba Deluxe. These had identical front and rear wheel suspension and an engine-transmission unit which was installed in a similar fashion to the Imme - as the rear wheel went up due to a bump on the road, the engine went down. This reduced un-sprung weight to a minimum giving the machine superior handling characteristics. It was fitted with hyraulic brakes.

The designer of the unusual body was a French serviceman, Louis Lepoix, doing his bit to help with the reconstruction. He later achieved some success with BMW and as a designer in France.

The Walba was built until 1952, when a company in Kannenberg bought the company. Manufacture continued under new ownership, and it was marketed, with minor changes, as the Faka

Sources: JF Walba Deluxe Motor-Roller
Walba Deluxe Motor-Roller
Image courtesy Hartmut Schouwer

Tue Feb 13 2007
n.pelle at gmx.de
walba scooter
hello my grandfather built these scooters and i would appreciate it, if you could conntact me because me and my family are looking for a walba scooter and wonder were to find such.


Thu Aug 03 2006
tracy.ball at comcast.net
Walba DeLuxe
Serious collector in the United States looking for a Walba for sale.
Best regards,
Tracy
Portland, Oregon, USA


September 12, 1999
I need details to restoring, my Walba 1952. Thank for a person who wants to help me.
Cesar Procopio -- valle at zaz.com.br



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