1947 A.L.C.A. Volpe Microcar

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1947 A.L.C.A. Volpe Microcar
1947 A.L.C.A. Volpe Microcar


Description

Manufacturer: Aero Caproni, Trento, Italy
Years Built: 1947
Total Built: Less than 10
Length: 2500 mm
Width: 1220 mm
Weight: 150kg
Body: Steel
Chassis: Tube

Introduced in Italy as an even smaller alternative to the Fiat 500, the Volpe (fox) was met with much enthusiasm by the Italian press.

Pre-production models had engines installed but apparently these were for display purposes only. Problems with suppliers caused problems with customers. Despite many pre-orders and pre-payments, no completed Volpes were apparently delivered. The car was pre-sold and marketed in Spain as the Hispano-Volpe.

Reports of an actual running Volpe being delivered to the USA in 1951 were probably the result of someone obtaining an incomplete car and fitting their own motor to it. Also, a surprisingly identical car emerged briefly in 1951 called the Parvus Fox.


1947 A.L.C.A. Volpe Microcar
1947 A.L.C.A. Volpe Microcar

Description

This vintage Aero Coupe features a 4-cylinder, 2-stroke, 1996cc, 45hp engine capable of a top speed of 125 kilometers per hour.


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