1951 CM-125 Mochet Luxe
The French Mochet was a truly timeless car, with a simplicity of design that remained faithful to Charles and his son Georges philosophy of "if it isn't there it can't break".
The car sold well, partly because a license was not required, and partly because the new postwar French cars from Citroen and Renault had a waiting period of years, compared to Mochets six weeks.
Mochet's primitive external contracting band brakes would continue to the end of production. Another stone-age feature was the gearbox separate from the motor. The feeble little Zurcher engine produced its 3.5 hp only after a very precise, exacting break-in period involving eleven five minute stops at carefully prescribed intervals. No wonder the Ydral engine was in the works.
This example from the first year of production has the nose section flanged and bolted instead of welded, and has the early primitive "homemade"steering wheel that was replaced by a proper 3-spoke one in 1953.
Manufacturer: Etablissements Charles Mochet, Puteaux, France