1957 Monet-Goyon 98cc Starlett S2GDC Frame no. 031129 Engine no. 31129
Lot 417
1957 Monet-Goyon 98cc Starlett S2GDC
Frame no. 031129 Engine no. 31129
Sold for €1,725 (US$ 1,835) inc. premium

Lot Details
1957 Monet-Goyon 98cc Starlett S2GDC Frame no. 031129 Engine no. 31129
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.

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  • Monet-Goyon 98 cm3 Starlett S2GDC 1957
    Cadre n° 31129
    Moteur n° 31129

    En 1916, Joseph Monet et Adrien Goyon commencèrent à fabriquer des tricycles non motorisés pour les invalides de guerre, activité qui dura jusqu'en 1939. La firme située à Mâcon construisit ses premiers deux-roues à moteur vers 1919 en obtenant les droits de fabrication du Wall Autowheel, une roue à moteur fixée sur une bicyclette. Le même moteur servit à équiper le tricycle Automouche et le scooter Vélauto. Beaucoup plus tard, la firme revint sur le marché du scooter en lançant la Starlett à moteur Villiers 98 cm3 dont le style dû à Alexis Kow était plutôt celui d'un cyclomoteur caréné au demeurant très beau. Cette Starlett est accompagnée de sa carte grise française normale.
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