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Alta was a Greek manufacturer of motorcycles that was established in 1962 in Athens and released its first motorcycle the 50S model. Alta also produced cars and three-wheeler trucks.

The '50S' motorcycle model was known for its reliability (some survive to date in good working condition). In 1967 it designed and developed model 'A700', a heavier three-wheeler truck with 2-cylinder BMW 35hp engine and a payload of 800 kg.

The truck, featuring a pleasant design and high reliability became one of the most successful vehicles of its kind in Greece. In 1968 Alta introduced a three-wheeler passenger car, model 'A200' (three wheelers were classified differently according to Greek law). Powered by a Heinkel 200cc engine, the car was based on the German Fuldamobil (also produced by Attica in Greece under license), but with Alta's own body design. The company moved production to a new, larger factory in Elefsis where it operated until 1978.