c.1939 Peugeot 350cc Type P135
Registration no. 335 VH 61
Frame no. 201185
Engine no. 201185
One of the pioneering firms of the French motorcycle industry, Peugeot followed the familiar progression, first adding proprietary clip-on engines to its bicycles before building complete machines of its own manufacture. In the years immediately before and after WWI the works Peugeots were a dominant force in racing, thanks to a succession of innovative overhead-camshaft designs by Jean Antoinescu. A wide range of models was manufactured between the wars but after WW2 the firm concentrated mainly on the manufacture of two-stroke lightweights, mopeds and scooters.
In 1933 Peugeot introduced the first of a series of four-stroke models featuring unitary construction of the engine/gearbox, among them the overhead-valve 500cc P515. A 350cc version - the P135 - was added to the range in 1936, remaining in production until 1940. An older restoration, this P135 is offered with French Carte Grise normale.
- La machine est vendue avec son certificat d'immatriculation, mais pas la carte grise comme indiquée au catalogue.
The machine is offered with a Certificat d'immatriculation, not a Carte Grise as stated in the catalogue.