1907 Peugeot Victoria Top Phaeton news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 9465
Production was long and tedious and in 1891, they had produced and sold five vehicles. As the years progressed, so did the vehicles capabilities and status and production figures increased. By the early 1900s, the company had established a prestigious name for themselves. The company was now offering their Lion range of vehicles which were small vehicles with adequate engines. Bebe vehicles were also offered. The Lion vehicles were popular with racing enthusiasts, as they won the voiturette-class of the Targa Florio along with numerous other class victories.
This 1907 Peugeot Victoria Top Phaeton has coachwork courtesy of Labourdette. It is powered by a 283 cubic-inch T-head four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 40 horsepower. It still retains the original Peugeot dual-throat carburetor and full-pressure lubrication system. There are dual exhausts and dual chain drive. The engine is matted to a four-speed gearbox and can propel the car to speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour. The body is constructed from wood and the radiator is in the style of Mercedes. There are brass lamps and accessories throughout the vehicle and is a beautiful example of work done by Peugeot during the early 1900s.
The car was discovered in Argentina and brought to the United States and has since been given a beautiful restoration. It is seen here at the 2005 Concours d'Elegance of the Eastern United States and at the Gooding & Company Auction in Pebble Beach. At auction it was estimated to fetch between $300,000-$350,000. There was a reserve set on the vehicle and at the conclusion of the auction, the vehicle had been left unsold.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2007
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