The origins of the collection: the brand Montesa
In 1944, with the forecast standardization in the supply of fuel to the post-war Spain, Pere Permanyer autogasógenos moved his business to larger premises in Corcega street in Barcelona with forecast undertake a project for the manufacture of engines for motorcycles. It is the seat of Corcega Street where finally, not only will become engines, but also entire motorcycles, the new It called Montesa brand and its first design would have the basis of a Motobecane motorcycle manufactured in France. This model in three different versions was presented at the Barcelona Trade Fair 1945.
Two years later, Permanyer gasifier liquidate their company and will be formalized "Permanyer SA de Indusgtrias Mecánicas" Society, 89% owned by Pere Permanyer and 11% by Francesc X. Bultó, for the manufacture of motorcycles under the new brand Montesa.