The Dauphin snowmobile was only made for 3 years from 1969 through 1971. The Dauphin was manufactured by Les Industries Dauphin Ltd. of GrandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Mere, Quebec, Canada. This is the D1150 model which was powered by a 246cc Hirth engine. The seats were very elaborate with the Dauphin design engraved. Dauphin also built the Manhandler snowmobile for J.C. PenneyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s. The Dauphin line was bought out in 1971 by Dufrane Motors of Malone, New York to produce their own 1972 Sno-Chief (almost a clone).