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Peugeot a originally French family owned company (formed after the merger of two businesses from the same Peugeot family) first started building cars way back during the dawn of the motorcar in 1889. By 1910 the two Peugeot businesses had formerly merged to form one of Frances largest car firms.

During the first half of the 20th Century Peugeot established a reputation for building good quality small and family sized cars. By the early 50's Peugeot had begun importing its cars into Britain in serious quantities. Today it is one of the UK's favourite foreign marques incorporating Citroen and has one of its largest car plants situated in Coventry (which it acquired during the 1980's after it had purchased Chrysler Europe).

Source: Motorbase

1889-to date

The Peugeot business dates from about 1810 when it began making handsaws at a works near Belfort in eastern France. Throughout the 19th century Peugeot prospered, and products included peppermills, spring-steel strips for ladies' corsets, sewing machines, and bicycles.

In 1888 Armand Peugeot met Gottlieb Daimler and Emile Levassor and was persuaded to make petrol-engined automobiles rather than the Serpollet steamers with which he had been experimenting. By 1891 a small four-wheeled Peugeot had been constructed using a tubular chassis with a V-twin Panhard-Levassor-Daimler engine at the back. Slightly larger cars followed with 40 being made in 1894 and over 300 in 1899. Peugeot had introduced its own two-cylinder horizontal engines in 1896 and from 1901 front-engined cars with vertical engines followed, ranging from the single-cylinder 'Bébé' to large four-cylinder models. Peugeot successfully took part in many races of the period and in the years immediately prior to the Great War dominated voiturette and Grand Prix racing.

In 1975 Peugeot absorbed Citroën which indirectly revived the Panhard-Levassor connection originally made nearly ninety years earlier.

Source: Society of Automotive Historians in Britain

Models produced by Peugeot

104

104

1972-1988

106 3 Door

106 3 Door

2004-2004

106 5 Door

106 5 Door

2004-2004

183

1930-1931

190

190

1928-1931

201

201

1930-1934

201C

201C

1932-1932

202

202

1939-1939

203

203

1948-1960

203 C

203 C

1954-1960

203 Cabriolet

1951-1956

204

204

1965-1977

204 Cabriolet

204 Cabriolet

1966-1970

204 Coupe

204 Coupe

1966-1970

205

205

1983-0

205 Cabriolet

205 Cabriolet

1986-0

205 GTI

205 GTI

1984-1994

205 T16

205 T16

1983-1984

206 3 Door

206 3 Door

2004-2004

206 5 Door

2004-2004

206 cc

206 cc

2004-2004

206 SW

206 SW

2004-2004

301

301

1933-1934

302

302

1936-1938

304

304

1969-1980

305

305

1977-1988

306

306

1993-2002

307 3 Dr Hatch

307 3 Dr Hatch

2004-2004

307 5 Dr Harch

307 5 Dr Harch

2004-2004

307 Coupe Con

307 Coupe Con

2004-2004

307 Estate

2004-2004

307 SW

2004-2004

309

309

1986-1993

309 GTi

309 GTi

1987-1993

401 D

401 D

1934-1935

402

402

1939-1939

402DS

402DS

1939-1939

402L

1939-1939

403

403

1955-1967

403 Cabriolet

403 Cabriolet

1956-1961

404

404

1960-1975

404 Cabriolet

404 Cabriolet

1962-1969

404 Coupe

404 Coupe

1962-1969

404D

404D

1963-1975

405

405

1988-0

405 Mi16

405 Mi16

1988-0

406 4 Dr Saloon

406 4 Dr Saloon

2004-2004

406 Coupe

2004-2004

406 Estate

406 Estate

2004-2004

406 HDI 2.2

406 HDI 2.2

2000-0

504

504

1968-1982

504 Cabriolet

504 Cabriolet

1970-1983

504 Coupe

504 Coupe

1970-1983

504 V6 Cabriolet

504 V6 Cabriolet

1974-1983

504 V6 Coupe

504 V6 Coupe

1974-1983

505

505

1979-0

604

604

1975-1986

605

605

1989-1999

607

607

2004-2004

806

806

1995-0

807

807

2004-2004

Darl'mat Sport

Darl'mat Sport

1937-1938