MEAN / LIBERTA

 

     

MEAN / LIBERTA Type Info
SONORA
 
1966- (20)
Renault or Simca
 
Coupé
2 seats
This was a fiberglass sports car with mid-engine. If our information is right : 20 copies were produced.
BARQUETTE
 
1970- (85)
Renault or Simca
 
Coupé
2 seats
 
FUN CAR
 
 
Renault or Simca
 
Basic
2 seats
The least what can be said about the Fun Car is that it was a very original buggy which didn't rely on VW-parts. The mechanical components came from a Renault (R8, R10) or Simca (1000). Also the design tried to break with the rounder lines of the buggies as were made in America. And that's exactly the reason why the company promoted this vehicle as "a European alternative for the buggy". Approximately 400 Fun Cars were built.
SPORTS CAR
 
 
Renault or Simca
 
Sport
2 seats
This is a longer and lower version of the Fun Car with clearly more sporty aspirations. The body was built around a tubular frame. The engine as well as a lot of other technical components came from the popular Simca and Renault models with the engines in the back.


Jacques d'Heur, a former mechanic at Ford France, founded "Méan Motor Engineering" in December 1964" in a small village with the name Méan par Havelange, close to Luik. There he started building his first cars.
The
Sonora, a 2 seater coupé was presented in January 1966 and then there was the Barquette manufactured in fiberglass of which 85 copies were built in 1970.

In 1971, the company name was rebaptised from Méan to Liberta.
A small series of leisure cars was produced (117 copies in 1972).
Liberta Fun-Cars were sold as ready to drive with the option of a new - or a revised engine, but was also available as a half assembled kit or as a do--it-yourself kit. The Fun-Car had a compartmental chassis on which a synthetic body was placed and was foreseen for mechanic and engines of Renault or Simca varying from 850 to 1600cc.

In 1974 Liberta stopped existing.
 

Jacques d'Heur Liberta-France  
Liberta Engineering SA 6, rue du Donjon  
59, quai Coronmeuse 02110 Bohain  
4000 Liège France  
Belgique    

 



 

Updated : februari 13, 2005 - 04:55 CET