Lot 215 - 1955 Peugeot D3A
|Odometer reading||44,947 km|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,960|
The Peugeot D3 and its successor, the Peugeot D4 were forward control panel vans originally produced by Chenard-Walcker, whose business Peugeot had acquired by 1950. In order to accommodate the four-cylinder unit from Peugeot the nose of the van had to be extended. Power was also increased late in 1950 when the engine was replaced by the 1,290cc engine of the recently introduced Peugeot 203 and the D3A was born.
These lovely vans were Peugeot's response to Citroen's H-Van. Just as the H-Van was a lovely looking and practical van, so was the Peugeot. Unfortunately these Peugeot D3 and later D4 were only made for a very short time so few survive today. Those that do are usually in a poor state but this is one of the few exceptions, it is described by the vendor as “perfect as it could be” and “totally solid, immaculate, and driving beautifully”. With the experience this gentlemen has in his field and the confidence to behind him, individuality such as the Peugeot D3A does not come along often.
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