It was back in 1929 when the Aero car company first opened its doors in the Czech Republic in order to produce vehicles for the general public. The company itself was originally founded by an aircraft engineer and as such, although they no longer produce cars anymore, they are still in the business of producing aircraft.
Their first model was more of a cycle car and featured a 499cc engine as its means of power production. By 1932 though, Aero released their first traditional style car and ever since then have produced traditional automobiles.
It was in 1934 that Aero first made the Type 30 which featured a 998cc engine that could produce 26 horsepower and reach speeds of 65 miles per hour. They managed to produce 3,000 units of this model prior to the onset of the war. After the war though, until1947, they only produced another 500 units of the Type 30 before shutting down their automotive lines for good and turning their focus directly on the manufacturing of aircraft.
The reason for the closing of the line though had nothing to do with the lack of funding or even the lack of popularity for the automobile as is the case in many other companies founded around the same time. In retrospect, the automobile production was ceased due to the nationalisation of the Czech motor industry. Original Authors: Nick (Globel Team)
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 29/08/2008