Charles Mochet, a French individual, produced a pedal-powered cars dubbed the Velocars. After Charles passed away in 1934, his widow and son Georges carried on his business. After World War II, Georges designed a tube-frame microcar designed to conform to the sans permis class where no license was required. The cars were minimalistic and powered by a 125cc two-stroke engine. Suspension was comprised of coils springs in the front and the rear. Braking was by cable-operated mechanical brakes to the end of production.
Without the need for a license, the cars quickly gained in popularity. Another reason for the popularity was their low expense and they were more easily available than some of their competitors, such as the Citroen 2CV or the 4CV Renault.
This vehicle was part of the Bruce Weiner Collection. It features the early style flanged and bolted nose section. The vehicle has been restored and painted red with black seating.
There were just 1,250 examples of the Mochet CM-125 produced between 1951 to 1953.
In 2010, this vehicle was offered for sale at the Sports & Classics of Monterey presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $20,000-$25,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $20,900.