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Audibert and Lavirotte

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The Audibert & Lavirotte was a French automobile, manufactured in Lyon from 1894 to 1901. The company was set up by Maurice Audibert and Emile Lavirotte and built cars that were similar to Benz with 6 hp rear-mounted engines and belt-drive.

The company ceased production in November 1901, after financiers did not pay and the factory was forced to shut down. The plant was taken over by Mario Berliet in 1902. Lavirotte helped finance this action and was employed by the Berliet company until his retirement in 1927. Audibert went to Rochet-Schneider. He died in 1931.

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