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Description: PEUGEOT Type 6 Phaeton with Capote – 1894 (FR)
Engine: 1.2 L 2-Cylinder Power: 3.25 HP Max. Speed: 24 km/h
Private Collection LOUWMAN.
This early Peugeot, which has never been restored, is a typical example of the horseless carriage. The car was delivered to a Parisian customer on 8 June 1894 and is thereby one of the oldest cars produced by a manufacturer still in existence. The first Peugeot car was presented in 1889 and was steam driven. But a year later it was decided to instal a petrol engine; initially this would be a Daimler, but as of 1896, Peugeot produced its own engines. This Type 6 was only produced in 1894 in a batch of seven, and is still equipped with a 2-cylinder Daimler engine. The family firm Peugeot Freres was set up in 1810, producing steel tools, clocks and kitchen equipment such as coffee and pepper mills; it later made bicycles and sewing machines. It was the cousins Armand and Eugene Peugeot who took the initiative to start producing cars.
Source of information: Louwman Museum, The Hague.
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