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Tourist / Torpedo Dreirad

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured by "Tourist" Automobil-Werke G.m.b.H., Berlin-Tempelhof, Ringbahnstrasse 36, founded in 1909.

Karl Hübscher built a two- and three-seater three-wheeler and a delivery van, each powered by an air-cooled 6/7 hp V-twin four-stroke engine located behind the front wheel and housed under a hood.

Tourist AutomobilWerke filed for bankruptcy in the autumn of 1911, and in May 1912 the Berliner Automobilfabrik (Baf)[1] took over production and and named the vehicles "Torpedo". In 1920 the company name changed to Berliner Automobilfabrik Torpedo G.m.b.H..

Source: Axel Oskar Mathieu Archive

Notes. 1. Not BAF of Prague.

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