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1956 Simplex Automatic

1956 Simplex Automatic Pictures

Simplex motorcycles were built in New Orleans until 1960 and are the only motorcycles ever built in the South.
Simplex motorcycles were built in New Orleans until 1960 and are the only motorcycles ever built in the South.

The 1956 Simplex Automatic was a bare-bones machine that looked out of date even for the 1950s and had an antiquated front suspension -- and no rear suspension.

Other versions of the Simplex included this three- wheeler similar to Harley's Servi-Car.
Other versions of the Simplex included this three- wheeler similar to Harley's Servi-Car.
A single seat spring provided rear suspension.
A single seat spring provided rear suspension.
Evidently, top speed was insufficient to warrant a speedometer, so Simplex didn't furnish one.
Evidently, top speed was insufficient to warrant a speedometer, so Simplex didn't furnish one.

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