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

1929 Blotto 350cc Auto-Tri Commercial 3-Wheeler (‘Triporteur’)

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In the early days of the 20th Century Blotto Brothers had a good reputation in France for commercial delivery trikes. So it was only logical for them to branch into motorized versions.

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

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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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You can read more about these fascinating beasts on my 3-wheeler website

http://triporteurs.co.uk

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I found this particular one in deepest France. It was used by its previous owner for exhibitions.

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I had it 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 a bit tarnished. And no doubt the magneto will need fettling again (I usually put it in the airing cupboard for a week and it usually works fine).

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It’s ideal for advertising a business.

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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.

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It’s surely one of the most unusual and unique pre-1930 vehicles in Great Britain today.

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

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You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.
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