Tuesday, May 10, 2011

1913 Peugeot Travels to Europe

This past February The Seal Cove Auto Museum’s fabulous 1913 Peugeot (previously owned by my father) traveled to Retromobile, Europe’s most prestigious classic car show, held at Porte de Versailles in Paris. The car was on a European tour thanks to an invitation from Bonham’s auction house. In addition to Paris, the Peugeot was displayed at the The Louwman Collection – The Dutch National Motor Museum. The car returned to Maine in March, in plenty of time for the May 1st opening of the Seal Cove Museum. (See my blog entries for September 15 and September 29, 2010 for more info on the Peugeot.)

Roberto Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Seal Cove Museum says "The last time the car was really run through it's paces was a few years ago, when it was taken to Pebble Beach, California and it competed in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance."

 It is the only car of its kind left in the world, and he estimates is worth about $4.5 million today.