Belgian company Automobiles Imperia was established in 1906 by Adrien Piedboeuf.  The name “Imperia” was taken from Emperor Charlemagne.  The factory at Nessonvaux had a 1 km rooftop test track, similar to FIAT’s Lingotto plant.  Imperia later acquired Belgian car companies Métallurgique, Excelsior and Nagant, before closing in 1949.

1947 Imperia Type TA 8 Sport.  Model by Promo-Ecma