1957 Monet-Goyon 98cc Starlett S2GDC
Frame no. 031129
Engine no. 31129
In 1916 Joseph Monet and Adrien Goyon commenced the manufacture of un-powered tricycles for disabled servicemen injured in The Great War, an activity they would maintain until 1939. The Macon-based company built its first powered two-wheeler around 1919 when it obtained rights to the Wall Autowheel, a self-contained, motorised wheel that attached to a bicycle. This same engine was also used to power the Automouche ('motor fly') tricycle and the Vélauto scooter. Many years later the company returned to the scooter market, launching the 98cc Villiers-powered Starlett in 1953, although in appearance the Alexis Kow-designed Starlett looked more like a fully enclosed moped, albeit one of exceptional beauty. This repainted Starlett is offered with French Carte Grise normale.