1975 ACOMA Mini Comtesse - Rare Microcar!

1975 Other Makes

Condition: Used
Make: Other Makes
Year: 1975
Mileage: 2000
VIN: 7202ECON
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Description for Other Makes 1975

This 1975 ACOMA Mini Comtesse is a three-wheeled microcar that was acquired out of the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. Built in France, the car features a 49cc two-stroke single mated to a two-speed transmission, and the fiberglass body is finished in white over a green single-seat interior.
Produced by ACOMA of Angers, France, the Mini Comtesse was introduced in 1973 to take advantage of the “L-Category” voiture sans permis laws in France that allowed for cars that could be driven without a license. The fiberglass bodywork on this example is finished in white and features a conventional door on the right side and a folding gullwing door on the left. Additional features include a pair of headlights, a side mirror, rear marker lights, and a single wiper.
Alloy wheels measure 8″ in diameter and wear Dunlop rubber. A pair of outrigger wheels flank the front wheel, and brakes are equipped at the rear wheels.
The cockpit features an adjustable seat fitted with a green seat cushion. Driver-operated controls consist of a floor-mounted parking brake lever to the right of the driver, gas and brake pedals, and a fold-down lever for manual pedaling.
The two-spoke steering wheel fronts a white fiberglass fascia housing a 60-km/h speedometer and a five-digit odometer showing 2k kilometers (~1,200k miles).
Power comes from an air-cooled Saxonette 49cc two-stroke single, and power is sent to the front wheel via a two-speed transmission featuring a centrifugal clutch. The three horsepower engine reportedly allows the car to reach a top speed of 20 mph. Recent maintenance is said to include a spark plug replacement and fresh fuel. The car does not have a reverse gear.
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