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1914 Peugeot Type 150
1914 Peugeot Type 150 information
58th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
In 1913 a Peugeot driven by Jules Goux won the Indianapolis 500 Mile race. The four-cylinder car featured a milestone engine - for the first time a DOHC (dual overhead camshafts) with four valves per cylinder, resulting in record-setting engine speeds. The Peugeot recorded repeat wins at the Indianapolis Speedway in 1916 and 1919.
This rare French Peugeot 150 is only three owners from new. Only 49 of this type (the 150 Sport) were built in 1914.
A Peugeot driven by George Boillot won the 1914 Grand Prix de L'Automobile Club de France. By 1914 Peugeot produced half the cars in France, but from 19148-18 the Peugeot company focused largely on arms production.
This car has a 9-liter L-head four-cylinder engine, delivering a top speed of 45 mph. Peugeot first built a three-wheeled steamer in 1889 and then began building four-wheel cars using Daimler gasoline engines. In 1899 a large factory was constructed in Audincourt, France, where they built 15 different models. In 1908 the Lion-Peugeot Voiturette was the first car to have a V-2 engine, and in 1912 a new engine designed by Ernest Henri was used in the Peugeot that won the 1912 Grand Prix. Peugeot continued to win races with different engine configurations throughout the first quarter of the 20th century. This car was first owned by a distinguished Connecticut family and has since changed hands only two more times.