Main components

  • High quality restoration
  • Very good state of preservation, close to concours condition
  • Aluminium dashboard, hand-painted by an artist
  • French registered with matching serial numbers

The most

The Peugeot 201 was a bold marketing move at a time when the general public simply couldn't afford a car. Released in 1929 during the Depression, no one expected the car to be the success it was - but it managed to keep the company afloat, and managed to outsell almost all of its contemporaries. The trick was to advertise its austerity - and in the 8 years it was on the market, nearly 150,000 units were sold.
The 201 also occupies a special place in motoring history, as it was the first model to feature the now iconic Peugeot numbering system with a central '0', and the 201 'C', launched in 1931, is often regarded as one of the first production cars with independent front suspension.
This particular example has been meticulously maintained and restored to a very high standard, with the bodywork and paintwork in very good condition. The wood-effect dashboard, which is actually aluminium and beautifully painted, is particularly striking. All in all, this is a superb French classic that can do any collection proud.

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History and documents

  • Built and registered in 1931
  • Two known registered owners prior to current vendor
  • Purchased by current owner two years ago
  • Previous owner was responsible for restoration
  • Returned to service by a specialist in classic Citroëns and Peugeots after a few years of inactivity
  • MOT valid until October 2024
  • Serial numbers match according to what we are told
  • Currently shows 03,060 km on the five-digit odometer


  • Currently kept in a car concierge where it is pampered
  • No modifications to the original vehicle
  • High quality restoration
  • The bodywork appears to be in very good condition, with the exception of a small, light scratch to the right-hand rear.
  • The paintwork appears to be in very good condition, with no corrosion
  • The cab is in good condition and has been treated to a full interior steam clean
  • Aluminium dashboard hand-painted by an artist
  • All original accessories are in new or near-new condition, including a few rarities
  • The dashboard is in aluminium painted to look like wood, which has been beautifully done.
  • All instruments are clear and legible
  • The interior is well presented, with no notable imperfections on the seats, headliner, doors or rest of the cabin
  • The carpets appear to be in good condition

La Mécanique

  • 1,122cc 4-litre engine
  • 3-speed manual transmission
  • We are told that the engine runs well with no faults to report
  • We are informed that the vehicle starts at the first turn of the key
  • The seller has replaced the carburettor and fitted a new battery
  • All in all, the car seems to be in excellent mechanical health
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✓ This vehicle is "sold as is", on an "as is, where is" basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only and it is customary to carry out a full vehicle inspection prior to purchase for your own peace of mind.
VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final offer or tender price, as specified in the advert.
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1931
  • Make Peugeot
  • Model 201
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 3,060 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1122
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Centre-Val de Loire
  • Country France
Bidding history
21 bids
  • Je•••• €11,500 19/06/24
  • dr•••• €11,000 19/06/24
  • Ra•••• €10,750 19/06/24
  • dr•••• €10,500 19/06/24
  • Je•••• €10,000 19/06/24
  • dr•••• €9,500 19/06/24
  • Je•••• €9,250 19/06/24
  • dr•••• €9,000 19/06/24
  • Je•••• €8,500 19/06/24
  • al•••• €8,000 19/06/24
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