|Description||Peugeot 190S Camionette|
|Engine size||695 cc|
The Peugeot Type 190 was launched in late 1928 and sold alongside the lightweight 5CV (itself based on the Quadrilette), a best-seller of the 1920s, which it was intended to replace. The Type 190 was also a small vehicle, but more traditional compared to earlier models. Its body was available in Torpedo and Spider configurations and also as a Camionette. The Type 190 carried over the small 4-cylinder 695cc engine from the 5CV which developed 14bhp and could push the car to a maximum speed of 37mph. In 1929 its intended successor, the Peugeot 201, was launched though production of the Type 190 ran until 1931. The 190 was quite successful and a total of more than 33,000 vehicles were produced.
Dating from 1928, this Peugeot 190S Camionette spent much of its life working in the vineyards of France before ending up in a motor museum in Ireland in the 1980s. When the museum closed in the late 1990s the car was bought by an Australian living in Belfast, a Mr Hohn, who had it registered in Ireland as IJ 7237.
When he returned to Australia the vehicle was sold to well-known Alfa Monza racer Andy Johnson, who in turn passed it on to Tim Cork, editor of the VSCC publication ‘The Light Car and Edwardian Section’ in which the Peugeot is featured. Cork had the engine and the back axle reconditioned before selling the car to fellow VSCC member, John Davies. He rebuilt the front suspension and the steering system before selling it on to the current vendor (also a VSCC member) earlier this year.
The vehicle was bought specifically to promote a market garden venture in Ireland, a duty which it has now successfully discharged, hence the reason for sale. Said to be in good running order, the vehicle is currently on SORN and the last MOT expired in 2010.
It comes with various spares including a complete engine and one short block, a spare magneto and various other parts plus a VSCC ‘buff form’. Capable of being used as both a light van with an opening tailgate and as a four-seat tourer, this is a most charming and practical vehicle that is sure to prove a real talking point at any vintage event.