1938 Peugeot 402BL Eclipse Decapotable 1938 Peugeot 420BL Eclipse Decapotable Serial #272535 and Engine #806805. This striking car comes in eggshell white with red leather interior. Initially, this car was purchased new by a Swiss businessman who eventually sold it to a used car dealer. The dealer was also the owner of a wrecking yard. There, the car was stored indoors and sat for almost forty years virtually unnoticed and unchanged. After that the car was owned by a collector living in south of France, who made sure that the vehicle undertook a complete restoration.
Although the vehicle was restored, not every part of the vehicle is new the original acid-etched glass is still part of the car. The glass is marked with the car's chassis number, which was done decades before glass etching became important for security purposes. The car boasts extensive use of cast aluminum parts for body details. For example, the lion mascot that twists to open the grille is solid aluminum, as are the taillight stanchions, releases for the hood and fender skirts, spare tire hinge and the faux running boards.
The Peugeot 402 is an outstanding road car that can handle both straight and winding roads with ease. In addition to this the 402 BL has the 'big block' 2148cc engine, with 151cc more than the standard 402, the resultant torque matching a tall axle ratio for high speed travel.
This vehicle has won about a dozen Concours d'Elegance events throughout Europe and was last shown at the Greystone Mansion Concors D'Elegance in Beverly Hills in 2011. For $189,500
If you have any additional questions Please call 310-975-0272 or email with any questions! We also welcome all international buyers. We can help with shipping quotes and arrangements.
If you have any additional questions Please call (310) 975-0272
or email with any questions! We also welcome all international buyers. We can help with shipping quotes and arrangements.