1903 Peugeot Type 56
It is understood that only 16 of these cars were built and that only three are known to survive today, including this example. We understand that the other two are in museums in France. The car is powered by an 833cc, single cylinder, 6hp engine.
– identified by chassis number 3096 with engine number 2874KS.
– the car is right hand drive and has a ‘Made in England’ and ‘Friswell’ plaque on the body. Friswell was the Peugeot agent for Britain and the colonies.
– early history unknown.
– the ‘SA’ number plate suggests the car was (first?) registered in Scotland Aberdeen. The date of registration on the UK registration document on file is noted as 16th April 1921.
– long term UK car until imported into Australia.
– owned by Kenneth Boulter from (at least) 1977 until 1980.
– owned by Brian Richardson from 1980 until 1989.
– purchased by the current owner in the UK in 1989, then it was dark red or maroon in colour with black upholstery.
– the car was subsequently imported into Australia and restored.
– the car has been rallied both internationally and in Australia.
– has completed the London to Brighton Rally many times, including the 1998 Commemoration Run.
– whilst an older restoration the car is still a well presented and driving car.
The number plate SA72 is not included with the car.
More information to follow soon.
- Peugeot Type 56
- Rear entry Tonneau