A Brief History of the Italian Marque
Manufactured by All Cars of Pianoro, Italy, the three-wheeled Charly microcar was designed by dune buggy manufacturer Autozodiaco of Bologna.
Production began around 1974 with machines powered by a 4-speed 50cc Franco Morini engine. Some were apparently fitted with the BCB 50cc motor.
In France it was marketed by Vitrex as the Snuggy, and was fitted with a Motobecane 50cc engine. It was legal for anyone over 14 to drive it, sans permis.
The Charly III of 1982-85 was available with a 50cc or 125cc engine. A four-wheel version was introduced in 1986 with optional 125cc or 250cc engine, the Charly 4.
Sources: 3-wheelers.com, wikipedia.org, et al
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