Lot 255 - 1979 Peugeot 103 Moped
|Odometer reading||899 miles|
|Result||Sold - £700|
From 1950, legislation had shaken up the reference points for the motorised cycle, leading to the under 50cc moped. The market become very competitive with the Vélosolex, the Mobylette, and in Italy, a revolutionary machine called 'Scooter'. In 1953 Peugeot responded with the S55 scooter which had a steel body and front luggage compartment. 30 000 scooters were sold in seven years. Cycles Peugeot were entering a major crisis that forced many activities within the company to fuse their production & factories. This crisis closely bound the family unit and the Peugeot group, irrespective of the business activity. Long before governments pushed for consolidation Peugeot had already invented a form of industrial decentralisation that saw dynamic industries come to the aid of stricken regions or sectors, Peugeot constructed its own entrepreneurial solidarity and Cycles Peugeot found the force to bounce back. The motorcycle world had metamorphosed, with an extraordinary range covered by the French specialists in the 50cc moped, the Italians masters of the scooter, and the American, English and German producers of motorcycles. Peugeot developed an offensive strategy in three stages, with the 101 and 102 launched in 1969, and the 103 in late 1971. These made Peugeot the French moped market leader. Thanks to two new factories in Romilly and Saint Louis, Peugeot produced 800,000 mopeds a year during the 70's. This success was due to an exceptional image of a traditional and reassuring industry manufacturing high quality products; tough yet elegant, without useless gimmicks.
This 1979 Peugeot 103 Moped finished in green is supplied with a V5C registration document, an owner's handbook, old Mot test certificate and a Mobylette maintenance booklet. Owned by the vendor since the mid 2000's this moped has covered zero miles in his ownership and only requires minor re-commissioning to put it back on the road.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.