Lot 203 - Peugeot Bike
|Odometer reading||3,940 km|
|Result||Sold - £280|
Perhaps best known as a French car manufacturer, Peugeot started producing engines for both two and four wheels in 1899, indeed the Norton that won the very first TT in 1907 was in fact powered by a Peugeot engine. The factory did very well in competition and produced a whole range of models of varying capacity until the Second World War. From then on they concentrated, like many other European factories in producing cheap utilitarian lightweight 50cc machines that were affordable to the masses. By the time the sixties came they were better known for their cars, but continued with mopeds mainly for sale in their home country.
This little Peugeot is finished in blue with Peugeot badges in red on the fuel tanks, a black seat and white wall tyres; the Veglia speedometer is showing some 3,940km having been covered. Laid up for some time, this fine machine is ripe for some care and attention and would provide a first restoration project for a budding restorer that can be back on the road or indeed nipping around the paddock accompanying a period race car at Goodwood or Le Mans Classic. Please note, no documentation is available.
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