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Dacia Brasovia

dacia brasovia almanah 80Dacia 1300 Sport Brasovia was a prototype made in 1979. It is the first Dacia coupe, made by the Dacia Service Brasov team. Dacia Brasovia uses, in general, the same bodywork as the Dacia 1310 and can be equipped with a 75 HP, 90 HP or 105 HP engine. This one of the finest Dacia cars ever made.



Mobra 50

motocicleta mobra 50With the production at the Zarnesti – “6th March” factory starting in spring of 1970, Mobra 50 is the successor of Carpati and Carpati Super motorcycles. Mobra 50 has a 50 cmc, two-stroke , single cylinder engine that develops 4 HP at 7000 rpm. The motorcycle weighs 80 kg, and has a maximum load of 150 kg. The 12 litres fuel tank gives an autonomy of 500 km. Average consumption is 2.5 l / 100 km. Maximum speed of Mobra motorcycle is 70 km/h. The modified competition Mobra 50 can reach up to 115 km/h.

The production of Mobra motorcycles haulted in 1994 and in 2001 the factory was reorganised as a military production unit. Even in 2004, at the Tohan factory were produced 1500 Pegas bicycles.


Semi-official Mobra website.



Dacia 1320

Untitled-25Dacia 1320 was a 5 door hatchback produced from 1987 to 1990, in 2567 units. It was a somewhat original model from Dacia, the car was significantly redesigned.





revista Autoturism nr. 8/ 1988

Almanah Auto 1989



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Dacia 500 Lastun

dacia lastun 500 romaniaDacia 500 Lastun was a small four-seater made at IA Timisoara for two years, from January 1989 to January 1991, in over 6000 units. The car had a small 499 cc air cooled parallel-twin engine, derived from Oltcit Club, which produced 22.5 HP. Dacia 500`s failure was caused by the lack of quality in development, production and service.

In March 1980 the Ministry of automotive industry received the task of developing an economical vehical for urban transportation, with 2+2 seats, that has a maximum speed of 70 km/h and a consumption of 2-3 l / 100km. This task was then asigned to a group of specialists from INMT and ICSITA Pitesti

An experimental model was released in 1980, named “Egreta”. Later, between August 1980 and June 1983 were made several mechanical tests on three Egreta models. The experimental model called “Student” was developed in 1981. In 1982 was conducted a survey of 300 people which chose the final bodywork type. That was also the time that the name “Lastun” has been chosen.dacia student

Between 1984 and 1985 has been the prototype approval. After this, in 1987 has been approved the zero series. Later the Dacia 500 was put in sale, but the problems appeared instantly. The original bodywork material (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) was rejected by the government, and was replaced by a low quality polyester. That resulted in low quality in assembly and reliability. The stock parts were missing even from the start and they weren`t produced after the production shut down.

Characteristics of Dacia 500 Lastun : weight 525 kg, maximum speed 106 km/h, lenght 2950 mm, width 1410 mm, 22.5 HP at 5500 rpm, consumption at 50 km/h – 3.3 l, urban consumption 4.5 l / 100km, independent suspensions. Romanian article about Dacia Lastun.


Automobilul in Romania, CHIRIAC VASILIE, 1994, Editura Flux

Transportul Modern,  TRAIAN CANTA, 1989, Editura Albatros

Dacia Lastun Prototype - Extended

Dacia Lastun Prototype – Extended

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Aro 241

aro 241Aro 241 is an enlength version of Aro 240, one of the base models.

Aro 241 este un model de bază al familiei Aro 24. Acesta este un model cu patru uşi şi prelată în partea din spate.aro 241aro+241+1987.jpgaro 241 backaro+241.jpgaro 241 1972

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