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Sold for: £6,820
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NB. On offer from a private collection, this vehicle has not been used for some time. It is a non-runner and is strictly 'Sold as Seen'.
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. The 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. Between 1947 and 1949, the manufacturer produced 3,015 timber bodied "Hatch" (hatchback) conversions: this model cost 55% more than the Berline (saloon) and anticipated future Peugeot policy by using a slightly longer chassis than that used on other 202 versions. The extensive use of timber took the company back to a technology that it had abandoned in 1931 when production of the Type 190 ended, and according to the manufacturer was above all a response to the shortage of sheet steel in post-war France.
A very rare survivor of an already rare model, the Peugeot 202 offered here is an example of the Canadienne 'woodie' estate car variant. Attractively finished in maroon with trademark wooden doors and a beige cloth interior it was running and driving up until a few years ago. Currently, a non-runner but looks to have potential and would be regularly employed in the film/ television industry. We understand it has covered around 88,000km and it's accompanied by its French Carte Grise.