1949 Peugeot Triporteur news, pictures, and information
Along wîth automobiles, Peugeot produced a wide range of motorcycles. A 500cc double overhead camshaft model appeared in 1914, the first of this type. Peugeot was the French motorcycle production leader until the 1950's producing many models.
In 1939, Peugeot introduced their first three-wheeled delivery motorcycle, the 'Trimoteur.' The company advertised it as 'the more economic of the fast means of delivery.' While the rear wheel, seat and engine appeared as a typical motorcycle, between the front wheels was an open bin that could carry 220 pounds of delivery items.
People in Europe were desperate for transportation after World War II. This vehicle began as a one-passenger Trimoteur. When the owner decided to transform it into a car, the original body was removed and custom coachwork was done in metal. Named 'Triporteur', it was approved for use on public roads in 1949 and issued Approval No. 363cc 86.Source - Lane Motor Museum
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