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1937 Rytecraft Scoota-car

1937 Rytecraft Scoota-car in Imperial Airways - The Definitive Newsreel History 1924-1939, Documentary, 2011

Class: Others, Microcar

1937 Rytecraft Scoota-car

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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sixcyl FR

2011-09-12 19:48

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Electrical child car. It says in the comment that this was the first car in the history having beeing carried by an airplane. :D
We see it beeing loaded through the passsenger door of an Amstrong-Whitworth AW Argosy I.

johnfromstaffs EN

2011-09-12 20:43

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valiant1962 AU

2011-09-12 23:11

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Not a child's car at all, these were able to be street registered and driven, and they were powered by a 98 cc Villiers engine, not electric. Later versions had a 250 cc Villiers engine.
This one was in the National Motor Museum Beaulieu when I was there in June.
1935 Rytecraft Scoota-Car

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sixcyl FR

2011-09-12 23:43

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Not electric, maybe, but the one seen in this film seems différent (grill, rear wings, etc...).

dsl SX

2011-09-12 23:58

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See http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/2742694/A-birthday-surprise.html . Originally designed as an electrical fairground dodgem car. Then someone produced them as roadcars with the 98cc engine usually used in lawnmowers and chainsaws ... "Flat out at 15mph, the cars could return about 70mpg. They cost £70 new and were sold to clowns, advertising companies and estate workers. [ :lol: - interesting target market groups!!] Miniaturised Vauxhall and Chrysler-style bodies were fitted and one even boasted a diminutive Rolls-Royce grille. By 1939, customers could specify a 250cc twin-cylinder engine with three-speed and reverse gearbox, giving a top speed of 45mph. There were two seats, electric lighting and flowing wings, all for a bargain £80, and there were van and truck versions". Then WW2 stopped production and the world got the VW Beetle instead.

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