Felber Autoroller T 400 was a three-wheeled microcar with a
rear-mounted 398 cc
Rotax two cylinder opposed twin, two stroke
15 metric horsepower (11 kW) engine. The cars had an unusual
seating arrangement, with a small child-sized seat behind the driver
on the left and a conventional passenger seat diagonally behind and to
A. Felber & Co were a well known manufacturer of motorcycle
sidecars, based in Vienna, Austria. The Autoroller was designed by
Ernst Marold. From 1952 to 1953, about 400 units were built in two
versions, all of which were painted light green using a standard paint
then used for machinery which was cheaper than car paint. Early models
had cycle-type mudguards that swivelled with the front wheels, later
models had fixed wings.
The owners had a very active club; The Austrian Autoroller Club, whose
newsletter can be found in the Austrian National Library. In 1954, at
the wedding of Mr. Marold, a remarkable corso of Felbers accompanied
the wedding limousine in front of the
Karlskirche in the Viennese City
After the liberalisation of car imports into
Austria in 1954, car
manufacture proved uncompetitive and the company began the manufacture
of industrial washing machines instead. The company also moved into
the sale and distribution of cars from Heinkel, Trojan, Spatz and
About twelve rolling chassis were delivered to specialist
coachbuilding company Hofmann & Moldrich in
Vienna who built upon
them an egg shaped body out of 0.8mm aluminium plate called Möve 101.
The only known remaining car is in the car museum in Aspang in
Two surviving Felbers are to be seen in the RRR scooter and microcar
museum in Eggenburg, Austria. A third one is under restoration in
Serbia near to the Hungarian border and one in Bavaria.
Felber Autoroller, 1953
Felber Möve, 1954
List of microcars by country of origin
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Finnish Micro-car Association, Photographs of the two Felber
Autoroller at the Nordkapp rally in 1999
RRRollipop schauen, Photograph of the museums display of Felber
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