With production starting in January 1938, the steel bodied 202
was instantly recognisable as a Peugeot from the way the headlights
were set, as on the older 302, close together, in a protected
location behind the front grille. The 202 was powered by a 1133cc
water-cooled engine giving a maximum of 30PS at 4000rpm and a top
speed of approximately 62mph transferred to the rear wheels by
means of a three-speed manual transmission and hydraulic brakes.
Back in 1931, the 202's predecessor, the Peugeot 201, had been the
first mass market volume model to feature independent front
suspension which was again incorporated on the new 202, meaning
that this was a feature across the entire Peugeot range.
This well restored and beautifully presented Peugeot 202 has been
cared for by a fastidious previous owner and represents a great
collector's example. A vehicle, that we believe, is a piece of
quintessential French engineering, twinning with Peugeot design
flair; this car offers ease of access to necessary items such as
batteries coupled with the design touches such as protected twin
central headlights and suicide doors. Many period Peugeots have
been labelled 'delightfully bonkers' and, at no reserve, this car
represents fantastic value.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170