SOFIA. Aktie 1000 Leva. olive, black. No 304. Company formed to market the Austrian Steyr cars in Bulgaria. Fine vignette of a large car, and underprint of transmission system. As an arms factory Steyr had to find a new role after World War I, and turned to car-making. They were large and luxurious models, mostly with 6 cylinders. In 1929 Porsche was engaged as chief engineer. An association between Steyr and Austro-Daimler began in 1929, and the two companies merged in 1935. A range of popular models was then introduced and sold well. The Steyr name did not reappear after World War II, but the factory built Fiat cars under license, although building its own engines.
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