1910 Lion-Peugeot VC2C Tourer  Chassis no. 4211

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Lot 448
1910 Lion-Peugeot VC2C Tourer
Registration no. BF 5002 Chassis no. 4211

Sold for £ 20,666 (US$ 27,925) inc. premium
1910 Lion-Peugeot VC2C Tourer
Registration no. BF 5002
Chassis no. 4211
*Delivered new to France as a four-seater
*Restored in Australia
*UK registered since 2003
*Rallied on VCC events

Footnotes

  • 'The Peugeot is the French car that still maintains its excellence and is the only firm of long-standing repute still manufacturing two-cylinder engined cars and with a range of models from 8 hp to 50 hp ... it is made apparent that the Peugeot cars are fully worthy of the high place they have taken in the motor world.' - Max Pemberton. 'The Amateur Motorist', 1907.

    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. Among the world's oldest surviving motor manufacturers, 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.

    In 1905 Eugène Peugeot persuaded his brother Armand, the company founder, to permit the production of economy cars under the 'Lion-Peugeot' name, the lion being the company's emblem. Eugène's sons, Jules, Pierre and Robert, were already producing motorcycles under the Peugeot name and were impatient to diversify into cars. They paid Armand a levy of one million Francs annually for the privilege. In 1912 the automobile branch of the brothers' company, Les Fils de Peugeot Frères merged with the Société des Automobiles et Cycles Peugeot and within a few years the Lion-Peugeot marque had been phased out. Before their demise, Lion-Peugeot had been highly successful in voiturette (light car) racing with drivers such as Georges Boillot and Jules Goux, and this experience would stand the factory in good stead when it moved up to the top tier of Grand Prix racing, at that time dominated by FIAT.

    This Lion-Peugeot was supplied new in four-seat Double Phaeton configuration to Rouen, and later found its way to Australia. It had one owner in Australia and was restored there, as a two-seater, before coming to the UK in 2003. Regularly rallied on VCC events, the car is described as in generally very good condition and offered with Peugeot 'Attestation' and a V5C registration document.
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1910 Lion-Peugeot VC2C Tourer  Chassis no. 4211
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1910 Lion-Peugeot VC2C Tourer  Chassis no. 4211
1910 Lion-Peugeot VC2C Tourer  Chassis no. 4211
1910 Lion-Peugeot VC2C Tourer  Chassis no. 4211
1910 Lion-Peugeot VC2C Tourer  Chassis no. 4211
1910 Lion-Peugeot VC2C Tourer  Chassis no. 4211
1910 Lion-Peugeot VC2C Tourer  Chassis no. 4211
1910 Lion-Peugeot VC2C Tourer  Chassis no. 4211
1910 Lion-Peugeot VC2C Tourer  Chassis no. 4211
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