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French Motorcycles

Auto-Fauteuil Scooters

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufacturer: M. Gauthier, Société de L'Auto-Fauteuil
23 Quai Henry Chavigny, Blois
Construction began in 1906. They built four-stroke scooter-like motorcycles of 269cc with the engine located very close to the rear wheel and directly below the seat, which was rather like a chair. (The word fauteuil means "armchair") It was available in both ladies and gents versions and was tres cute.

Tyres : front and rear : 550 x 60 mm

Sources:
scootermaniac.org
Bourdache pp 257, 266, 269, 270, 367, 380.
period literature



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