13 April 2008
Gently used, only 2000 miles
I don't know if this is the last remaining 1902 Peugeot 5hp Bébé, but it's being sold for £100,000 and to be legally salable in Britain, it had to pass the MOT Test. Which, happily, it did.
The little two-seater has been in the same family since it was brought over from France. The Bébé has a single-cylinder engine displacing 0.65 litre, and shaft drive to the rear wheels. Suspension appears to be leaf springs all around. Top speed is 28 mph. I have no idea as to its fuel economy.
A reader of the Daily Mail article linked herein asked: "So just how did it pass the emissions test?" The answer is here:
An important aspect of the MOT is that the vehicle's equipment is Tested, by and large, to the standard to be expected during its year of manufacture. For example, the brakes and emissions of a 1919 Morris will not be Tested to the same criteria as a 2006 Mercedes.
It seems unlikely that this Peugeot would have even a rudimentary PCV valve.
(Via Fark.)Posted at 2:07 PM to Driver's Seat