JPL (cyclecar)

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1914 La Vigne Cyclecar

The JPL was a cyclecar built in Detroit, Michigan by the J.P.L. Cyclecar Company in 1913. The JPL was designed by J.P. La Vigne who was an early and ubiquitous engineer in the industry. The cyclecar was equipped with a four-cylinder air-cooled engine with a sliding-gear transmission. The vehicle was claimed to get 30–40 mpg‑US (7.8–5.9 L/100 km; 36–48 mpg‑imp), and have a top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h).


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