Peugeot Type 4

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Peugeot Type 4
Peugeot Type 4.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer S. A. des Automobiles Peugeot
Production 1892
1 produced[1]
Body and chassis
Body style Runabout
Layout RR layout
Powertrain
Engine 1.0 L V-twin
Dimensions
Wheelbase 1.63 metres (64 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Peugeot Type 3
Successor Peugeot Type 5

The Peugeot Type 4 was a one-off car produced by Peugeot in 1892 for Ali III ibn al-Husayn, the Bey of Tunis,[1] in accordance with whose wishes the car was decorated.[2]

Details[edit]

The Type 4 was made with a 1.0 L (1026 cc) 15-degree V-twin engine that produced 4 horsepower.[3] The 0.6 L (565 cc) engine in the Peugeot Type 3 was considered to be insufficient, and produced half as much power.[4] The elaborately decorated car survives and is kept at Sochaux, France.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://peugeot.mainspot.net/models1.shtml Production figures for Peugeot, 1889-1909
  2. ^ Musée de l'Aventure Peugeot. The exhibit label (2012) states: «Peugeot Type 4 Vis à Vis …… Ce Vis-à-vis, baptise aussi « Marguerite », est unique a son genre. Il a été spécialement décoré selon les désirs de son propriétaire, le Bey de Tunis, gouverneur militaire de la ville. La carrosserie et la capote sont décorées de motifs de marguerite peint sur le bois et sur le cuir ou réalisé en métal martelé et gravé. »
  3. ^ http://www.histomobile.com/1/Peugeot/1892/Type_4_.htm?lan=1 Peugeot Type 4 specs
  4. ^ http://www.histomobile.com/1/Peugeot/1891/Type_3_.htm?lan=1 Peugeot Type 3 specs
  5. ^ http://www.cardatabase.net/static.main/Peugeot/Type%204%20Vis%20a%20vis/ Car photo search- Peugeot Type 4