The Inter Autoscooter is a French three-wheeled microcar that first appeared at the 1953 Paris Salon.
Some say it was produced to compete with the Messerschmitt KR175 which also appeared that year. This is not surprising as both cars were built by aircraft companies and shared a similar cockpit and tandem seating layout. The Inter was produced by SNCAN in their aircraft factory at Villeurbanne in the region of Lyon; only 283 units were built between 1954 and 1956. Early advertising literature reveals that two models were offered, one with a cockpit cover that hinged open from the side and named the Berline, the other an open bodied version called the Torpedo.
Both cars were powered by a small Ydral 175cc two-stroke engine driving the single rear wheel. The Inter had some unusual features not least being its ability to fold together its two front half axles so as to facilitate easy storage. The Inter also featured a device called a gyrostarter, this was in effect an electric kick start made by the American electromechanical giant Westinghouse. Considering the very small production, a surprising 38 vehicles still survive in the hands museums and collectors, of which only a few however are still in running condition.