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Reyonnah Microcars


Manufactured by Robert Hannoyer of Paris from 1951 to 1954 using 175cc AMC four-stroke engines, these microcars were built in a variety of forms. With the appearance of a three-wheeler, the minicars actually had two wheels close together at the rear, and the front wheels could be brought closer together by raising the machine's nose, allowing entry to narrow laneways.

The Reyonnah caused quite a stir when first displayed at the 1950 Paris Auto Show but as no manufacturer could be found to take up the design, only about 16 were created.

The name Reyonnah is an anagram of Hannoyer.

Reyonnah Microcars 1951

Reyonnah Microcar 1951, Painting

Sources: Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum;;

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