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1960 Biscuter Comercial 200-C

At the beginning of the 50's the French airplane and car constructor Gabriel Voisin developed a small car for the Compagnie Aeromecanique in Paris. But this car didn’t find a ready market in France. So, Jose Maria Marcet Coll, owner of the Autonacional S.A. in Barcelona acquired the license from Voisin's Compagnie Aeromecanique, to produce this vehicle.

At the end of 1953 they produced the standard model (known as Type 200-R).
This simple car, a 2-seater with a soft-top and without doors, a 197cc Villiers 1-cylinder, 2-stroke motor with 9 horsepower, front-wheel drive, was up to meeting all of the challenges demanded of a typical Spanish utility vehicle. The four 8" wheels hung in front and rear on telescopic tubes with coil springs and rack and pinion steering. The gearbox was 3-speed, without reverse. It had an ineffective transmission brake, as well as cable brakes to the rear-wheels. The body was aluminum.

In the Mid 50's a steel body, transmission with reverse and an electric starter came along.

This model 200-C was an estate car with a higher front body and wood side panels. Able to combine business and pleasure, it had a bench at the rear and seated four persons. There were two vent windows and the windscreen had a single wiper at the top. The 8" wheels and the 9hp motor were the same as the standard model.

Manufacturer: Autonacional S.A. Barcelona Spain

Model: 200-C Motor: Hispano-Villiers 6m 2-stroke Body: Steel and wood
Years Built: 1958 - 1960 No. Cylinders: 1 Chassis:Platform
No. Produced: 20,000 Displacement: 197 cc Suspension Front: Coil
No. Surviving: Horsepower: 9 Suspension Rear: Coil
Length: 2750 mm Gearbox: 3 speed Steering: Rack
Width: 1110 mm Starter: Dynastart Brakes: Cable rear, Transm. front
Weight: 320 kg Electrics: 12 v 4 Wheels: 4.00 x 8
Interior: 2 x Bench Ignition: Coil Top Speed: 75 kph

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