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ASS (car)

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The A.S.S. was a French automobile produced from 1919 to 1920 by Bernard Verdy. Advertised as "L'automobile pour tous",[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 as a 4-seat tourer (the catalog also mentioned a 2-seat coupe) in March 1919 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 the 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.