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Autozodiaco of Bologna

A Brief History of the Italian Marque

Mario Zodiaco established a firm named Autozodiaco in Bologna which built dune buggies powered by air-cooled VW engines from 1969 to 1981.

Their foray into the motorcycle world saw them fit a pull-start JLO-Rockwell two-stroke snowmobile engine into an offroad motorcycle chassis with balloon tyres in 1973 named the Moto Zodiaco. The machine featured in a 1974 film starring Bud Spencer and Terence Hill.

Autozodiaco also produced three-wheeled microcars named Charly powered by Minarelli 49cc engines.

Quite a story - more at: autopasion18

Sources: autopasion18, Wikipedia DE.