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Panhard PL17 Saloon- 1961

Panhard PL17 Saloon- 1961

In 1891, Panhard built a batch of 4 identical cars, followed by series after series of increasing numbers. Although Benz and Daimler built cars earlier, they were isolated examples.

  • Country of Origin: France
  • Sté Anonyme des Anciens Établissements, Panhard
Panhard-Levassor 6 DS RL

Panhard-Levassor 6 DS RL

René Panhard and Emilé Levassor built their first car in 1890, amid-engined, back-to-back horseless carriage. The following year, they built what many consider to be the first modern car, in terms of architecture: front mounted engine, clutch mounted between the engine and gearbox, and a driven rear axle. 

PCD Saxon Race Car- 2002

PCD Saxon Race Car- 2002

In 2000, Martin Ogilvie designed a car for the British Hillclimb series. This series has one rule - engine size. Martin focused on making the car as light as possible (460 pounds) and took every aspect of this car to the edge.

  • Country of Origin: England
  • Martin Ogilvie, Prototype Car Designs
Peel P50- 1964

Peel P50- 1964

The main business of Peel Engineering Company, located on the Isle of Man, was making fiberglass molds for motorcycle fairings and boat hulls. In 1955, the company entered the car market. 

  • Country of Origin: Isle of Man
  • Peel Engineering Co.
Peel Trident- 1965

Peel Trident- 1965

Peel Engineering holds a unique place in automotive history for producing the world's smallest car (P-50) and the world's smallest 2-seater car (the Trident). The Peel Trident was an evolution of the P-50. It was made slightly larger to accommodate two modest-size adults. 

  • Country of Origin: Isle of Man
  • Peel Engineering Co.
Peel Trident- 2013

Peel Trident- 2013

In 2010 several people joined forces and again began producing both the P-50 and Trident.They were able to use the original Peel name because the trademark had lapsed. The 2013 Trident seen  here is from the new Peel Engineering Company in England.

Peel Viking- 1964

Peel Viking- 1964

Most people associate Peel Engineering with the building of fiberglass bike fairingsand microcars. Peel also made a couple of different car models based on then-current production cars’ running gear. 

  • Country of Origin: Isle of Man
  • Peel Engineering Co.
Peugeot 202 Berline Decouvrable- 1939

Peugeot 202 Berline Decouvrable- 1939

The Peugeot 202 was the smallest car made by Peugeot in the pre-WWII era. This particular model has a large convertible top, and the model was known as the Berline Decouvrable.

Peugeot 202-1938

Peugeot 202-1938

Peugeot is one of the oldest car makers in the world, with production beginning in 1890.  Peugeot was also a prosperous bicycle maker before going into the automobile industry.

Peugeot 205 GTi 1.6-1986

Peugeot 205 GTi 1.6-1986

The 205 is often heralded as the car that saved Peugeot. This small, front-drive platform was available in many varieties – 3-door hatch, 5-door hatch, cabrio, and even as a tall-body commercial vehicle.

Peugeot Triporteur- 1949

Peugeot Triporteur- 1949

In 1939, Peugeot introduced their first three-wheeled delivery motorcycle, the “Trimoteur.” It was advertised as “the more economic of the fast means of delivery.” 

  • Country of Origin: France
  • S.A. des Automobiles Peugeot
Peugeot VLV- 1942

Peugeot VLV- 1942

During the second World War, much of Europe suffered from the lack of gasoline. Peugeot, like many other manufacturers, made a few electric vehicles. 

 

  • Country of Origin: France
  • S.A. des Automobiles Peugeot
Piaggio VespaCar P501-1977

Piaggio VespaCar P501-1977

Known as the APE (ah-pay), Italian for “bee”, this little three-wheeled workhorse often found itself as busy as its namesake. 

Polski Fiat 126 Bis

Polski Fiat 126 Bis

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Porsche 911 SC- 1983

Porsche 911 SC- 1983

Prior to WWII, Ferdinand Porsche was selected by Hitler to design “the people’s car”–the Volkswagen. During the war, Porsche fled to Austria. It was during this time that he designed the 356. In1950, he returned to Germany. Porsche’s first post-war model was the 356 (named as the 356th project off his design desk). 

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Dr. Ing h.c. F. Porsche AG
Porsche 914 - 1973

Porsche 914 - 1973

Volkswagen and Porsche have a shared history going back to the 1930s, beginning with Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and his design, the VW Beetle; it was the mechanical basis for the company’s first production sports car, the 356.

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