French Motorcycles

Atlas Babycar Microcars

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured by Societe Industrielle de Livry

French machine described as an Atlas Babycar built in 1949-1952.

Introduced at the Paris Show of 1949 as the Coccinelle (Ladybird), it was marketed as Atlas Babycar. The same firm also built another small car, the Kover, and Le Piaf. The Babycar was powered by a 170cc AMC engine with a four speed gearbox, and drive was to the one rear wheel only via a secondary gearbox with reverse gear. The bodywork was by Duriez.

Very few have survived.

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