1953 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.
Manufacturer: Etablissements Charles Mochet, Puteaux, France