1946 Peugeot 350cc P135 Engine no. 201185
Lot 415
c.1939 Peugeot 350cc Type P135 Frame no. 201185 Engine no. 201185
Sold for €4,830 (US$ 6,027) inc. premium

Lot Details
1946 Peugeot 350cc P135 Engine no. 201185 1946 Peugeot 350cc P135 Engine no. 201185 1946 Peugeot 350cc P135 Engine no. 201185
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.

Footnotes

  • Peugeot 350 cm3 Type P135 c.1939
    Immatriculation n° 335 VH 61
    Cadre n° 201185
    Moteur n° 201185

    Firme pionnière de l'industrie cycliste et motocycliste française, Peugeot Frères suivit le processus habituel en commençant par installer sur des cadres de bicyclette des moteurs en provenance de constructeurs spécialisés avant de produire des machines complètes dotées de moteurs maison. Dans les années 1910 et 1920, les Peugeot de course d'usine s'imposèrent en compétition grâce à une série de moteurs innovants à arbres à cames en tête conçus par l'ingénieur le Roumain Lesmann Antonesco. Dans l'entre-deux guerres, plusieurs gammes de modèles furent produites, mais après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Peugeot s'orienta vers les modèles utilitaires avant de se consacrer aux cyclomoteurs et aux scooters à moteur deux temps.

    En 1933, Peugeot introduisit une première série de types à moteurs quatre temps dotés de boîtes montées en bloc dont fit partie la P515 à soupapes en tête de 500 cm3. Une version 350 cm3 , la P135, ajoutée cette dernière en 1936, resta en production jusqu'en 1940. Anciennement restaurée, cette P135 est accompagnée de sa carte grise française normale.

Saleroom notices

  • 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.
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