1913 Spacke Cyclecar Prototype
- Brand: Spacke
- Car Code: 261255
The Spacke Cyclecar Prototype was a three-wheeled vehicle designed and built by French engineer Maurice Spacke in 1913. It was a unique combination of a motorcycle and a car, with a single-cylinder engine mounted between the two front wheels and a two-seat open body. The Spacke Cyclecar was one of many cyclecars that emerged in the early 20th century as a cheap and fuel-efficient alternative to traditional automobiles.
The Spacke Cyclecar Prototype featured a lightweight chassis made of wood and steel, and a small 500cc engine with a two-speed gearbox. The engine produced around 8 horsepower, which was enough to propel the vehicle to a top speed of about 40 miles per hour. The front wheels were connected to a motorcycle-style fork, while the single rear wheel was mounted on a swingarm with a chain drive.
Unfortunately, the outbreak of World War I in 1914 put an end to Maurice Spacke's plans to mass-produce the Cyclecar. The prototype was eventually sold and disappeared from history, but it remains an interesting example of early automotive engineering and innovation.
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|Country of origin||USA|