£150k Panhard-Levassor leads vintage car auction


2015-06-26 11:42:40


150k Panhard-Levassor leads vintage car auction

A 1901 Argyll, famed for for 'its ghost-like silence and responsiveness', will also appear for 110k

Bonhams' Veteran Motor Cars and Related Automobilia salethis Friday,October 30,will showcase a set of cars from a completely different world.

1902 Panhard-LevassorThe 1902 Panhard-Levassor

Highlights include a 1902 Panhard-Levassor Type A Rear Entrance Tonneau. A two cylinder model, it is capable of 7hp and regarded as one of the most reliablecars ofits era.

The Panhard-Levassoris from the collection of famed Dutch collector M M H Lips, and is estimated at 120,000-150,000.

Meanwhile, the 1901 Argyll 5hp Spindle Seat Rear Entrance Tonneaualso comes with a distinguished reputation, for its ghost-like silence and responsiveness. It is valued at 90,000-110,000.

Hurtu Dos--dosThe Hurtu Dos--dos

Entirely different to both of these is a Hurtu Dos--dos,sporting a high, flat roof and horizontal steering wheel.

Itsstyle is reminiscent of a horse drawn carriage without a horse, with an engine which generates just 3.5hp.This modeltook part in the first Concours d'lgance in Oporto in 1993.

The sale will be heldat New Bond Street in London, featuring nearly 200 lots of automobilia from the era and some classic, penny farthing-style bicycles.

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