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Markal Three-Wheelers


1962 Markal 3-wheeler
1962 Marinos Kalothis (Markal) 3-wheel utility motorcycle

Marinos Kalothis was one of several Greek manufacturers that built 3-wheel utility vehicles which could be classified either as motorcycles or trucks. The business began operations after WWII as a bicycle workshop and, later, motorcycle repair shop, and constructed its first vehicles in the early 1960s. Derived from the manufacturer's name, since 1970 the Markal brand was used - the vehicles were fitted with Sachs engines and were structured in the classic Greek "truck with motorcycle controls" style, similar to those produced in many other European nations. Production likely ended in the 1970s.

Source: Labros Skartis

marinoscalothis at gmail.com
Markal 1962
I saw your mention of my grandfather's company and was surprised to see the statement that it ceased production in 1982. By then he had been dead a few years. As far as I am aware production ended in the seventies.
Best regards
Marinos Calothis

  • Previously this report gave 1982 as the date of cessation.

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