Page 40. 1956 Mochet Velocar CM-125Y Berline. SOLD

1956 Mochet Velocar CM-125Y Berline

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I’ve fancied one of these for years. Having sold the 1914 Warrick Motor Carrier at Beaulieu Autojumble, I decided that it was time to become a Mochet owner. Hey, I know it would have been more sensible to pay off a credit card. But you only live once, as they say. (Though Buddhists say otherwise). I found this lovely original example in deepest France, and my good friend Alain spent 11 hours on the road driving down there to pick it up for me. These are his photos.

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I like a shiny restored vintage vehicle as much as the next fellow. And I’ve restored plenty in my 30 years dedicated to the vintage vehicle hobby. But nothing fires up my heart quite as much as an unrestored ‘oily rag’ in good running order. This Mochet, with its electric starter, is just that. Here’s a pic of the previous owner’s missus giving it some grief (one last time before Alain loads it onto his van).

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1957: Miss France tests the Mochet suspension…

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The next Mochet to find will be the 1949 Velostyle cyclemotor…

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The Mochet’s Interior

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UPDATE 16th October 2009: The Mochet’s arrival in UK.

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