Peugeot 201 - Classic with Refined French Charm

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The French automobile manufacturer, Peugeot, has a rich and successful history followed by series of bestsellers, of which the 201 model is the first in the chronological list. This car entered the world stage with many innovations which improved the auto industry.
The French automobile manufacturer, Peugeot, has a rich and successful history followed by series of bestsellers, of which the 201 model is the first in the chronological list. This car entered the world stage with many innovations which improved the auto industry.

Peugeot 201

The 201 model was a typical representative in the salon performances offered by the West European manufacturers at that time. Peugeot 201 distinguished with standard lines, but still, it also had several specialties that feature the French brand and referred to the incorporation of the new ideas for manageability of the vehicle.

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Peugeot 201 - Classic with Refined French Charm

The first Peugeot that has three numbers of which the middle number is zero is the 201 model. It came up on the world stage in 1929. In fact this zero was the subject of the dispute between Peugeot and Porsche, when the German carmaker wanted to launch their model 901 in 1960. The French resolved the dispute in their favor, but the world got the new icon 911, known as Elfer (The Eleven), with which Porsche fascinates in the segment of super sport cars.

The struggle over the zero in the middle of the number

It is interesting that in that time Ferrari also had a model with a zero in the middle of its name with three numbers – Ferrari 308. However, Peugeot did not had any objections towards the Italian carmaker of prestigious super sport cars.

Now, lets get back to the time when the small French lion model 201 was attractive and innovative. The car was produced by the Sosho Company near Switzerland. Although Peugeot produced cars since 1890, the 201 model is the first production car for massive production. For its eight years existence, it has been produced, for that time, an impressive number of 142.309 samples.

Peugeot 201 - Classic with Refined French Charm

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Recognizable design

On the vertical chromed mask of the cooler you can see in the middle upper corner the logo of the brand, the Peugeot lion. Later the cooler was modified in a shape of shield with vertical bars and chromed elements in which the name of the model and its number are written, while on the top you can see the head of the lion.

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