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David Cyclecars and Microcars

Manufactured 1913-1957

Established in Barcelona as La Fabrica Nacional de Cyclecars David and trading as Autociclos David, despite the name the firm built four-wheel cyclecars and was never involved in the motorcycle industry. The founder, JM Armangue, a doctor of medicine, died in an aviation accident in 1917. Subsequently the firm became David SA and vehicle production ceased around 1923.

The brand resurfaced in 1939 building electric four-wheelers. Post-war they produced a variety of three-wheeled vehicles with a single front wheel powered by a 345cc two-stroke. Some were motofurgone style, others were rather sporty little convertibles, and there was a 5-wheel version. Between 60 and 75 were built, production ending in 1957.

N.B. The firm was related to neither the Spanish David-ASB nor the Casalini David.

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