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Motobloc (1908)

Motobloc was a French automobile manufacturer, building vehicles from 1902 to 1931 in a factory in Bordeaux.


The company was a descendent of the earlier Schaudel marque, which was noted for the development of an innovative engine design which combined the engine, clutch and gearbox in a single main casing. Unfortunately, this made it so that engine oil would seep into the transmission.[1] Schaudel constructed automobiles from 1900 to 1902, and in June 1902 "la Societe Anonyme des automobiles Motobloc" was established to continue vehicle production based on the Schaudel designs.

A 1908 model Motobloc was among the six entries in the 1908 New York to Paris Race. Motobloc entered the race in Iowa but withdrew due to breakdowns and a lack of funds. The name Motobloc is one of the car company names featured on a placard at the beginning of the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


  1. ^ Jacobs, Timothy (1994). Lemons: The World's Worst Cars. SMITHMARK Publishers Inc. ISBN 0-8317-5493-1.

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