Application Polyester Arme de Liege, Belgium, 1961-1998.
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Apal is a small scale automobile company originally from Belgium. It is now based in Germany. APAL stands for "Application polyester Arme Liegois", free translation: "applications of armed fiberglass in Liege".

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Apal logotype.

Glass-fibre specialist Edmond Pery founded this small automobile manufacturing company in Blegny-Trembleur (Liège), Belgium in 1961. Pery presented his first model, a GT coupe with gull-wing doors, propelled by Volkswagen or Porsche engines at the Brussels Autosalon (or Salon auto de Bruxelles) in 1962.

In 1965, Apal started producing a Formule V single-seater.

Between 1968 and 1973, about 5000 glass-fibre bodies were produced for different buggy models such as Apal Buggy, Apal Rancho, Apal Jet, Apal Avvi, Apal Corsa (with gull-wing doors) and Apal Horizon.

The Apal 1200 Saloon was an attractive car based on Volkswagen beetle floorplan. It had a thrust-forward nose with a divided front bumper and a well-sloped curved one-piece windshield. The rear-mounted engine was air-cooled, with cooling air exhausting thru a grille in the rounded tail, which also sported a divided rear bumper.

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Apal logo.

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Apal logo.

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1976 Apal Auki catalog.

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Apal catalog. (source: California Buggy).

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