Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1896, Auguste Doriot, Peugeot, Safir

1896 Peugeot 4 hp Phaeton Doriot

1896City to CityParis – Marseilles – Paris
Driver No.Entrant
Auguste Doriot44Peugeot et Cie.
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity

In 1896 the major motor race event was the race from Paris to Marseilles and back. The race was won by Emile Mayade on Panhard-Levassor. PL drivers occupied first three places in the race, while the best position of  its main rival, Peugeot was the 5th place of Auguste Doriot on his 2-seated Phaeton car. The diecast scale model of this car was made by French manufacturer Safir in the late 1960s.

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