The Atlas was a 4-wheeled microcar produced by the Societe Industrielle de Livry (SIL). The prototype, equipped with an AMC 125 cc single-cylinder rear engine, was initially presented under the name “Coccinelle” (Ladybug) at the 1949 Paris Salon.
This microcar was marketed only in France, and finally went on the market under the name “Atlas”. It had a tubular frame manufactured by the Societe Industrielle de Livry and a beautiful fiberglass body with capacity for two passengers, the work of the coachbuilder Duriez, from Paris. For this reason, the paternity of the vehicle is shared by the two companies, even Duriez came to publish an advertising catalogue.
The production model was equipped with a more powerful 175cc 8.5hp AMC 4-stroke engine. The transmission was 4-speed and had a reverse gear, and traction was exerted on the left rear wheel. It had an independent suspension and was capable of a top speed of 64 km/h (43 mph). Its dimensions were 2770 mm long by 1240 mm wide. The total weight was 270 kg.
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