Panhard-Levasor motor car, 1894.

Panhard-Levasor motor car, 1894.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

Model. The light high-speed petrol motor, invented by Gottlieb Daimler (1834-1900) in 1889, was first commercially applied to the motor car by the Frenchmen, Rene Panhard (1841-1908) and Emile Levasor (1843-1897) in 1891, who were also the first to mas produce cars. Their design was copied by most other motor car manufacturers. The car has a two-cylinder motor producing 4 hp, and was capable of a top speed of 15.5 mph. This model was presented to Her Majesty The Queen by the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) on 18 March 1957, to celebrate the Club's 60th Anniversary.

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10306799

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