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1932 Mochet Velocar Modele Sport Recumbent Prototype

 

This earliest model of Velocar recumbent ran for only one year. It was so low-slung that it was hard to ride and the riding position was therefore altered in 1933 for subsequent models.

This 1932 prototype model was named in the Mochet catalogue as a Velo Velocar (V.V), but for the first year it was actually known only as a Velocar, bearing the same name as Mochet’s four wheeler.

The machine was so radically diverse that the cycling press loved it.

Unfortunately, the racing fraternity disliked it intensely …because it was too fast!

It was banned from events, and debates took place over whether it could even be considered a bicycle.

 

 

1932 Mochet Velocar

Modele Sport Recumbent Prototype

(Now sold)

 

 

 

As well as a much more ‘laid-back’ riding position on this earliest prototype model, the steering head is unique (see below).

I don’t normally feature other people’s bicycles at the Online Bicycle Museum, but this one is very special and I am advertising it for sale.

It’s owned by my friend Bob, who is the marque enthusiast for Velocars and recumbents. He rebuilt it in recent years.

He also owns two later models (1934 and 1940 – see photos lower down the page), which he rides regularly.

As he finds this one too hard to ride because of its ‘low-slung’ configuration, he has asked me to sell it for him.

Everything is in excellent order and it is ready to ride.

For a purchaser in main parts of Europe it can be delivered by a road transport company.

For other worldwide locations, it will be fitted with a custom-built wooden crate and sent by air or sea freight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 LATER VELOCAR RECUMBENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Here are Bob’s later Velo-Velocar recumbents, 1934 and 1940 models…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1932 PATHE NEWS SHORT FILM ‘ARMCHAIR CYCLING’

 

 

 

 

 

To see the Pathe News short video

‘ARMCHAIR CYCLING’

PLEASE CLICK HERE

 1956 MOCHET VELOCAR CM-125Y BERLINE

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While Bob’s 1932 Velocar is the first of Mochet’s recumbent bicycles to bear the Velocar name, this 1956 125cc car is the last model to bear the Velocar name, as the company ceased production in that year.

TO SEE THE

 1956 MOCHET VELOCAR CM-125Y BERLINE

At the Online Bicycle Museum

PLEASE CLICK HERE

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There are vintage bicycle enthusiasts all over the world.

I am happy to deliver this amazing 1932 Mochet Velocar

Modele Sport Recumbent Prototype wherever you like:

 

Halo teman-teman di Indonesia. Sepeda ini indah yang menunggu untuk Anda

 
Hello kawan-kawan di Malaysia. Basikal ini indah menanti anda
 
日本の友人こんにちは。この美しい自転車を待っています。
 
你好,在中国和新加坡的朋友。这美丽的自行车等待着你
 
สวัสดี เพื่อนในไทยนี้จักรยานสวยงามรอให้คุณ
 
and not forgetting our dear friends across the Atlantic…
 
Howdy y’all in the U.S of A. 
Don’t you reckon this might be just the bike for you good ol’ boys 
next time you’re rounding up steers down in Texas? 🙂
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