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Tempo Three-Wheelers Germany

A Brief History of the Marque

Tempo three-wheeled delivery vehicles were built by Vidal & Söhne Tempo-Werk GmbH of Hamburg (Max and Oscar Vidal, father and son), established 1926.

Three wheeler models included Tempo T1 & T2 (1928-1930), T6 (1929-35), T10 (1930-36), Pony (1932-36), Tempo Front 6, 10, 7 & 14, Tempo E 200 & 400, Tempo A 200 & 400. Over 24,000 of the A400 model were produced between 1938-1943. The Tempo A400 was also built under licence by Standard.

After WWII they made vans. The firm was absorbed by Daimler-Benz in 1970.


Axel Oskar Mathieu Archive gives a different version of events, and outlines many of the models built over the years.

N.B. There was also a Tempo Seitenwagenfabrik, O. Reichenbach, Berlin, and another Tempo firm in Norway.

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