The Bollée family established their company in Le Mans in the 1820’s as a bell foundry. Amédée Bollée was the first member of this family to manufacture vehicles in the 1870’s which were steam-powered. His sons, Amédée and Leon were also involved, with Leon later founding his own company. Steam power was replaced by petrol, with Amédée Bollées being used for racing and for road use, but because they were expensive, sales declined and the last car was built in 1921.
1878 Amédée Bollée (La Mancelle). RAMI model by JMK