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Automobiles Sans Soupapes

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Automobiles Sans Soupapes
FoundedMarch 1919; 102 years ago (March 1919)
Lyon, France
FounderBernard Verdy
DefunctMarch 1920; 101 years ago (March 1920)
FateMerged with Société des Moteurs Thomas

Automobiles Sans Soupapes (ASS) (English: Automobiles Without Valves) was a French automobile manufacturer founded in 1919 by Bernard Verdy in Lyon, France. The company merged with Société des Moteurs Thomas in March 1920.


Automobiles Sans Soupapes marketed their vehicle under the abbreviated name ASS and advertised it as L'automobile pour tous (The automobile for everyone),[1] The car was powered by a 1240cc, 12 hp (8.9 kW) two-stroke Thomas engine and used a 2-speed epicyclic transmission. The car featured electric lights and starter. The vehicle was launched in March 1919 available in 4-door tourer and 2-door coupe variants at a cost of 4750 francs. Plans for mass production went unrealized, and in March 1920 it was announced that the company had merged with Société des Moteurs Thomas.[2]


  1. ^ Die Internationale Automobil-Enzyklopädie. ISBN 978-3-8032-9876-8.
  2. ^ "A.S.S.(F) 1919-1920." Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. 1st ed. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, ISBN 1-57958-293-1.

Automobile Sans Soupapes on the German Wikipedia