CLAVEAU 56

INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION

CLAVEAU 56

INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION

Production Years: 1956
Country: France
Number Produced: 1

This car is a prototype designed by Emile Claveau and presented at the Paris auto show in 1956.

The engine is a two stroke 3 cylinder from DKW, coupled with a four-speed gearbox. It is a unibody with four independent wheels. Rubber rings nested in each other provide the suspension; they were called “anneaux Neiman” and were installed with success on bikes and scooters.

The car was exhibited, but never tested. In fact, the gas tank was never even installed. A French Collector, Doctor Jeanson, rescued the Claveau from a salvage yard and it was later purchased by our museum. After restoration and the addition of a gas tank, the Claveau was finally driven, 50 years after being introduced at the Paris auto show.

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Please note that the vehicles shown online are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit. Our team is always in some stage of repair or restoration on a number of vehicles.

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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33782 USA

Museum Hours:

Closed Memorial Day May 30                                                Monday:       10am - 4:30 pm                                                            Tuesday:       Closed                                                                  Wednesday: 10am - 4:30 pm                                                  Thursday:     10am - 4:30 pm                                                          Friday:           10am - 4:30 pm                                                          Saturday:      10am - 4:30 pm                                                        Sunday:         Noon - 4:30 pm

Admission:

$12 General Admission
$10 Seniors (62+)
$8 Youth and Active Military
12 and under Free
Groups of 12 or More $8 pp