1952 Peugeot 175cc GS 176 Bol d'Or Frame no. 223364 Engine no. 1223511
Lot 420
c.1953 Peugeot 176 GS Bol D'Or Frame no. 223364 Engine no. 1223511
Sold for €2,185 (US$ 2,865) inc. premium
Lot Details
c.1953 Peugeot 176 GS Bol D'Or
Registration no. 3960 TF 61
Frame no. 223364
Engine no. 1223511
After WW2, Cycles Peugeot concentrated on offering a range of utilitarian two-strokes to a motorcycle-buying public hungry for basic transportation. The passion for racing remained though, and in 1951 the factory made a surreptitious entry in the Bol d'Or via the Swiss importer. Its promising showing prompted an official entry of five machines the following year, these being tuned developments of the 175cc '176 TC4' roadster. In the race, four of the five Peugeots finished, André Bouin's winning its class and coming home 5th overall. Capitalising on this success, Peugeot introduced a production version for 1953, the '176 GS Bol D'Or', which although de-tuned to 10bhbp was still good for 110km/h (68mph). This example is offered with French Carte Grise normale.

Footnotes

  • Peugeot 176 GS Bol d'Or c.1953
    Immatriculation n° 3960 TF 61
    Cadre n° 223364
    Moteur n° 1223511

    Après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Cycles Peugeot offrit une gamme de motos utilitaires à moteur deux temps à un public sevré de moyens de transport économiques. Mais la passion de la course était toujours présente et en 1954, l'usine fit une entrée inattendue dans le Bol d'Or par le biais de l'importateur suisse. Sa démonstration prometteuse justifia l'engagement officiel de cinq motos l'année suivante, celles-ci étant des développements de la routière 176 TC4 de 175 cm3. Quatre des cinq Peugeot furent à l'arrivée, André Bouin gagnant sa catégorie en arrivant cinquième au général. Exploitant aussitôt ce succès, Peugeot introduisit une version de production pour 1953, la « 176 GS Bol d'Or » qui, malgré une limitation de la puissance à 10 ch « valait » encore 110 km/h. Cet exemplaire est offert avec 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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