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1947 Rovin D-2

Robert de Rovin and his brother Raoul, having built motorcycles and small vehicles in the '20s and '30s, presented a prototype at the 1946 Paris Salon - the single headlamp "D".

This was reworked for the following year as the "D-2". This pretty, relatively quiet, and sophisticated car was well received, so the huge former Delaunay-Belleville factory was purchased. Highly prized now, this car was, at one point, traded for a Messerschmitt "Tiger".

Manufacturer: Robert de Rovin, St. Denis, Paris, France

Model: D-2 Motor: Rovin, 4-stroke Body: Steel
Years Built: Fall '47 - Fall '48 No. Cylinders: 2 Chassis: Steel
No. Produced: 200 Displacement: 425 cc Suspension Front: Trans. Leaf
No. Surviving: Very few Horsepower: 10 Suspension Rear: Coil
Length: 2 800 mm Gearbox: 3 + rev Steering: Rack & Pinion
Width: 1 130 mm Starter: Electric Brakes: Cable
Weight: 370 kg Electrics: 12 v 4 Wheels: 270 x 90
Interior: Bench Ignition: Coil Top Speed: 70 kph

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