Alois Barmettler

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Alois Barmettler

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founding 1978
resolution 1993 or 1999
Seat Buochs , Switzerland
management Alois Barmettler
Branch Automobile manufacturer

Alois Barmettler was a Swiss manufacturer of automobiles . The brand name was Albar .

Company history

Alois Barmettler, who was already manufacturing and selling buggies under the Beach Buggy brand between 1962 and 1966 , founded the company that bore his name in Buochs in 1978 and began producing automobiles that were available both complete and as kits . Production ended in 1993 or 1999. Barmettler also sold Custoca vehicles in Switzerland.


Albar buggy
Albar Jet from 1978

The company manufactured buggies and coupes based on the VW Beetle . Initially, the original chassis was used. A lattice frame was used later . The vehicles had plastic bodies. In later years, replicas of various vehicles such as the Ferrari F 40 , Ferrari F 50 , Lamborghini Countach , Porsche 356 and Porsche 959 were offered.

Model overview

Distribution in Germany

From 1980 the Cartop GmbH Albar from Bergisch Gladbach sold the vehicles in Germany .


Web links

Commons : Alois Barmettler  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c George Nick Georgano (Editor-in-Chief): The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Chicago 2001, ISBN 1-57958-293-1 , p. 24. (English)
  2. a b c d e f g h i Harald H. Linz, Halwart Schrader : The International Automobile Encyclopedia . United Soft Media Verlag, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-8032-9876-8 , chapter Albar.