103 Years Old Peugeot Was Bought for 7 Millions!

Peugeot L45

Auction House Bonhams sold one of the rarest French vehicle in the world — Peugeot L45 Grand Prix Two-Seater 1914 year. This car took a part in Indianapolis race. The auction started with $1 million and was sold for $7 260 000!

Peugeot L45

Racing Peugeot saved his original chassis and power plant. The vehicle equipped with a 4-cylindric engine with capacity 4,5 L giving us 112 HP.

Peugeot L45

Collectors think that there are only two L45 survived nowadays. Particularly this car has 4 owners: Peugeot company itself, it was a spare car in the races of 1914 in Lyon, Ralph Mulford, which took 3 place in the Indianapolis in 1916, Art Klein, which was racing in this car in 1919-1920 and American businessman Lindley Bothwell, which stored L45 from 1949!

Peugeot L45

Immediately after buying Bothwell rode 4 circles in Indianapolis with the average speed of 166 km/h. In 2003 and 2011 this car was seen racing in the Goodwood festival of speed. Also, this vehicle was shown at the elegance contest at Pebble Beach in 2014.

Peugeot L45

Peugeot L45
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