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Wabo Scooters

Wabo scooters were marketed in Amsterdam from 1955 to 1963 by Johan Adolf Ankel and Jan Schuite, some of which were exported to Britain in 1957. It is believed that the scooters were built at Polynorm in Bunschoten, home of the Empo-Carley.

The machines were fitted with the 99cc two-speed 4F and the 147cc three-speed 30C Villiers engines. They had 16-inch wire wheels, but lacked the flat floor behind the apron that was common to the type.

George Grose of Finchley, London, was a dealer, advertising the scooters at 89 guineas for the 4F and 190 guineas for the 30C.

Sources: Graces Guide, Wikipedia NL.

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