Lot #103

1913 Peugeot Type BP1 Bébé    NO RESERVE

  • Auction Estimate
    $25,000-$35,000
  • Sale Type
    NO RESERVE
  • Year
    1913
  • Make
    Peugeot
  • Model
    Type BP1 "Bebe"
  • Style
    2 Seat Convertible / Tourer
  • VIN #
    11198
  • Mileage
    250
  • Exterior Color
    Maroon
  • Interior Color
    Red
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Engine Size
    10hp
  • Transmission
    2 Speed

Price Realized: $47,300

Details

The Type BP1 Bébé Peugeot was designed in 1912 by Ettore Bugatti and built under license by Peugeot, making its first public appearance at the Paris Motor Show in 1912. Production began in 1913 and continued until 1916. In total, approximately 3,000 Type BP1 Bébé Peugeot cars were built. This 1913 Type BP1 Bébé Peugeot, #11198, is a single-family-owned automobile that has spent the majority of its life in New England. Passed down through generations, it was purchased new by the current owner’s grandfather in 1913 on Broadway in New York City. After purchase, the car was driven over two days to the family summer estate in Lenox, MA, to be used for touring the countryside and town “without having to saddle a horse.” The day after arrival at the family estate, the car was immediately put into service giving rides to the family and neighborhood children. According to family stories the “elaborate suspension handled the dirt roads and fields with ease.” In 1953 the Peugeot underwent a reconditioning by the current owner’s father, repairing what was needed and keeping all of the original parts save for a new top, upholstery and paint. Recently the car has been serviced by a qualified early auto restoration shop. Careful attention was given to repairing what was mechanically necessary while not impacting the period patina and authenticity of the car. Vehicle is sold with a current Maine registration and Certificate of Title.

"OWNER" Rates the Following *

  • Engine
    Good
  • Body
    Good
  • Chassis/Frame
    Good
  • Tires
    Good
  • Coachwork/Interior
    Good
  • Electrical
    Good
  • Transmission
    Good
  • Paint
    Good
  • Overall Condition
    Good
* The consignor rates the following on a scale of Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good and Excellent. (Excellent = 100% restored)