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Notes on some of the rarer Spanish marques
This page lists brands for which we currently have only an historical precis. For a more complete listing visit the Spanish Index.
In 1961 Paulino Pérez Rivero built a three-wheeled microcar to travel to work in Santander, some 25km from his home. Based on a the rear section of a 1954 Vespa, it was fitted with a front axle from a Fiat Balilla, drum brakes from an Iso motorcycle and numerous other home-made and modified parts.
Bodywork was constructed from welded sheet steel, with a gull-wing door on the right-hand side. The windows were perspex and were constructed in a specialist workshop. The roof was of plastic allowing it to convertible when weather permitted. The body was painted metallic gray and it had a spare tyre mounted at the rear.
The attractive and versatile machine survived numerous journeys on the mostly gravel roads of the day.
Manufactured by D. Leopoldo Fernandez Pinedo in Bilbao during the years 1942 and 1943, this was a tricycle microcar powered by a Cucciolo engine and pedals with rear-wheel steering.
Production is believed to have been limited to 4 or 5 machines.
Genaro Piqueres of Alberique modified Montesa machines which he rode in regional races from 1952 to 1955, which he later sold. He also built limited numbers of motorcycles which were sold new.
Sources: lasprovincias.es, ca.wikipedia.org
Built in Barcelona 1951-1955
These were two-stroke engines of 125cc supplied to Taber, Kapi, Lifante and others, but were not superior to the Hispano Villiers.
Manufactured in Barcelona 1954-1955, these motorcycles were fitted with Gnome & Rhône 125cc two-stroke engines. The firm also built delivery three-wheelers (tricicles de repartiment), and concentrated on these from 1956.
That year the name of the marque changed to Rekord.
N.B. 1. Another source gives dates of 1952-54.
Sources: wikipedia.es, et al.
Built by three friends from Palma on the island of Mallorca, Juan Llabrís Bauzé, Antonio Frau Navarro (a Lambretta agent), and Vicente More Cardell.
Construction took place in Valencia, in the towns of Ontinent and Olleréa, with the bodywork by Carrocerías Gil of Ontinent. Production figures are unknown, but it is believed that only a few were built.
N.B. Other machines originating from Mallorca include Colomet, Joyca, and BMS.
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