1948 Peugeot 202 Canadienne
Lot 360
1948 Peugeot 202 Canadienne camionnette 'boisée', Chassis no. 715608 Engine no. G2X 1839
Sold for £22,425 (US$ 37,692) inc. premium
Lot Details
1948 Peugeot 202 Canadienne camionnette 'boisée'

Chassis no. 715608
Engine no. G2X 1839


  • Formerly producers of tools, coffee mills, umbrella spikes and corsetry, Peugeot commenced its long-standing connection with transport in 1885 when it added cycle manufacture to its portfolio. The second oldest motor manufacturer in the world, the company commenced car production in 1889 with a steam-powered tri-car but soon abandoned steam in favour of the internal combustion engine, building a succession of ever larger automobiles before introducing the first of its famous Bébé light cars in 1900.

    New for 1939, the Peugeot 202 was powered by a four-cylinder 1,133cc overhead-valve engine coupled to a three-speed synchromesh gearbox with worm drive rear axle. Suspension was independent at the front and the 202 followed the lines of the larger 402, its streamlined styling reflecting the late-1930s preoccupation with passenger-car aerodynamics.

    A very rare survivor of an already rare model, the Peugeot 202 offered here is an example of the Canadienne 'woodie' estate car variant. It is believed that only 3,000-or-so Canadiennes were built, at the time costing 50% more than the saloon version. Attractively finished in maroon with trademark wooden doors and a beige cloth interior, this largely original example started first time on a recent inspection and is described as in working condition, with solid woodwork. The car is offered with French Carte Grise.
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