Andreas Glas, a maker of agricultural equipment in Germany, visited  a machinery exhibition in Verona, Italy in 1949 and viewed a new Italian scooter. Taking the idea back home to put his company in the automotive business, prototypes were studied, then production machines came in 1951.
Using very stylish “Deco” steel bodies and trim, Goggos were all enclosed, full body scooters. Over about ten years of production 100, 125, 150 and 200cc machines were manufactured. The largest machines were available with electric starting and even sidecars provided by Steib, Royal and Stolz.
In all forms, GLAS made over 46,000 scooters but abandoned the market moving to the more utilitarian “micro” cars and utility trucks.

  • Engine: JLO Single, 197cc
  • Two-Stroke, Port Induction
  • Cooling: Forced/Fan Cooled
  • Horsepower: 9.5
  • Optional Electric Starting
  • Chain Primary Drive
  • Oil Bath Multi-plate Clutch
  • 4-Speed Transmission
  • Chain Final Drive
  • 12 Volt/Battery/Coil & Points
  • Spine Type Tubular Frame
  • Wheelbase: 54 Inches
  • Leading Link Fork/Twin Shocks
  • Swingarm/ Dual Shocks
  • Wheels/Tires: 4.00 x 10″ Front and Rear
  • Front and Rear Drum Brakes
  • Spare Tire/Luggage Rack
  • Fuel capacity: 3 Gallons
  • Top Speed: 60 MPH

On Loan from the John Parham Collection

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