GalleryFrench Woodies - Before 1910
1893 Peugeot Type 8 Phaétonnet
Photo & caption courtesy of Collection Schlumpf
Early Panhard-Levassor with visible wood sides - seen at the Schlumpf Museum.
1904 Aster 16/20 For the times, this was a powerful four cylinder car, produced in France by a firm known principally for their engines. Notable is the highly desirable polished, steam bent, mahogany coach work, of a demi-limousine type. The windscreen and side screens allow the driver and passenger to say dry and slightly warmer than their counterparts with open coachwork
Photo & information: Adam Ward's VCC 1,000 Mile Trial Site
1904 Darracq 'Genevieve' was used in the 1953 movie of the same name about the London-Brighton run. The film is credited with fostering interest in veteran car restoration. The car recently participated in the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain 1,000 Mile Trial Centennial. Just how much of the bodywork is wood is apparent in the photo taken during restoration.
VCC 1000 mile trial photo copyright & courtesy of David Burgess-Wise
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