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Page 16. 1929 Blotto 350cc Auto-Tri Commercial 3-Wheeler. SOLD

1929 Blotto Auto-Tri

EXTREMELY RARE COMMERCIAL MOTORIZED TRIKE

350cc ANZANI ENGINE

SUITABLE FOR BUSINESS ADVERTISING

No Reg Documents (but Dating Letter available)

A Blotto is extremely rare anywhere in the World, even in France. Someone did the Paris-Dakar Rally on one in the 1990s, though that one had a modern engine fitted. Apart from that, I’ve not come across another. It’s surely one of the most unusual and unique pre-1930 vehicles in Great Britain today.

In the early days of the 20th Century Blotto Brothers had a good reputation in France for commercial delivery trikes.

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So it was only logical for them to branch into motorized versions.

This ‘Auto-Tri’ – powered by a 350cc Anzani engine – was one of the first.

3-wheeled commercials were known as ‘triporteurs.’

And, in France, since the earliest days, there was a tradition of annual races of triporteurs through the streets of Paris.

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SUMMARY: I had the Blotto running in the summer of 2007 (it needed the mag sorting). But since then it’s been in storage. The wood on the box is tarnished. No doubt the magneto will need fettling again (I put it in the airing cupboard for a week and it usually works fine). I’ve moved into smaller vehicles now, and no longer have the resources to deal with a monster like this. So it’s time for a fellow eccentric to enjoy the dubious pleasures of Blotto ownership :)

It’s a truly magnificent bit of kit. I’d really like to see it on the road and being rallied. I’m very attached to it, and I hope the future owner will stay in touch with me and allow me to update its page on the website when they’ve taken new photos of it at shows.

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Below you can see a Blotto in a 1952 film, Paris Chante Toujours

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COMMERCIAL FRONT BOX

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ENGINE RIGHT SIDE

 

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ENGINE LEFT SIDE


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