c1949 Gloria Bicycle Scooter

1940s french motor scooters

This is a strange bicycle-cum-scooter. I’ve never seen another like it. I’ve assumed that it is late 1940s rather than prewar because its design reflects the layout of contemporary French motor scooters such as the Mors Speed (above) and the British Swallow Gadabout (below) which was introduced in 1946.

swallow-scooter

1950s GLORIA pedal scooter

Late 1940s/ Early 1950s Gloria Bicycle Scooter 

LENGTH: 46″

HEIGHT: 27″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950s GLORIA pedal scooter

BEFORE RESTORATION

As you can see by comparing the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures above and below, the job that was urgently needed was to to replace the white plastic panel under the seat. The Gloria badge was cut out and fitted to the new metal panel that replaced the plastic.

AFTER RESTORATION

1950s GLORIA pedal scooter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950s GLORIA pedal scooter

THE SWALLOW GADABOUT

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1950s GLORIA pedal scooter