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Berliet was a French vehicle manufacturer, admitted for its lorries of high quality. In 1899, the company was founded by Marius Berliet in Brotteaux near Lyon as a small workshop, in which passenger cars were manufactured. The company expanded fast. In 1910, it already had seven branches. In WW I, Berliet saw its chances in the armaments industry, so production was changed over to production of lorries. After a bankrupt in the year 1921, a reconstruction of the company followed. The production of passenger cars ended in 1939. Afterwards, Berliet exclusively manufactured lorries. During WW II, Berliet supplied the French army in large numbers. Many Berliet lorries of the French army and also civil vehicles were taken over by the Wehrmacht. The production was kept in small numbers during occupation time. Among others, about 862 4.5t lorries were manufactured in 1943 and 400 in 1944.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Passenger cars:

 

 

 

 

 

Berliet Dauphine (VIRP 2)

1939-1940

 

 

 

 

Berliet Dauphine (VIRP)

1935-1939

 

 

 

 

Berliet 1144 (VIRS)

1934-1935

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorries:

 

 

 

 

 

Berliet 10CV delivery van

1927-19??

ca. 1.0

 

 

 

Berliet VIP

1937-1940

1.5

 

 

 

Berliet VSFD, VSFD 2, VSFN 2

1937-1940

1.5

 

 

 

Berliet VNP

1920s

2.5 - 3.0

 

 

 

Berliet VDCA

1939-1940

3.5

 

 

 

Berliet VDCN

1938-1940

4.5

 

 

 

Berliet GDRA

1939-1940

5.0

 

 

 

Berliet GDRK

1936-1940

5.0

 

 

 

Berliet GDR

1935-1940

5.0 - 7.5

 

 

 

Berliet GDMH

1926-1932

ca. 5.0

 

 

 

Berliet GDM

?

7.5

 

 

 

Berliet GPF

?

12.0

 

 

 

Berliet GDLS 30

1940

7.5

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precise identification of the Berliet lorries is very difficult. Because of insufficient source material respectively contradictorily information the identification of some vehicles is based on circumstantial evidences. I would be very thankful for any detailed information about the shown vehicles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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