The Voisin Biscuters were a range of microcars built by Gabriel Voisin between 1954 and 1958.
Despite the various Biscooter prototypes never making it into production, the ever determined Gabriel Voisin's enthusiasm for the concept remained undiminished. Damien Casanova, a young Spanish engineer from the Autonacional company, had approached Voisin after seeing the Biscooter exhibited at the 1949 Motor Show.
Casanova realised the commercial potential of such the concept in post-war Spain, which like France itself, needed low-cost minimal transport for everyman. In spring 1953, an agreement was signed between Autonacional and Gabriel Voisin's then company Aéromécanique, which held the patents on which the design was based. With a few modifications for the Spanish market, the Biscooter was reborn and productionised as the Biscuter, which went on to sell well for several years.
The Gnome-Rhone engine was replaced by a 9bhp two-stroke single manufactured by Hispano Suiza under licence from Villiers. This was sufficient enough to propel the cars to a top speed of 75 kph.
A front-wheel drive device with all-round independent suspension, the Biscuter's front brakes acted on the differential, with a handbrake operating the rear brakes. The production model was fitted with a more enclosing aluminium body than the original to look more like a 'real' car without compromising the lightness of the initial concept.
Variants included a light van, a 'woody' estate and coupés.
Tens of thousands of Spaniards bought Biscuters for everyday use. Production ended in 1958 after some 38,000 had been built.