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1895. Panhard Car with Daimler Engine.
1896. No. 6 - The winner of the 1896 Paris-Marseilles-Paris Race - Panhard-Levassor.


1896. The Second Autocar in the 1896 Paris-Marseilles-Paris Race - Panhard-Levassor (No. 8).
1894. Phaeton Tonneau. Two-cylinders. Exhibit at the National Automobile Museum, Mulhouse.
1894. Paris-Rouen type.
1895. 4 hp Panhard and Levassor, the winner of the Paris-Bordeaux.
1895. Paris-Bordeaux type.
1895. Exhibit at London Science Museum.
1895. Engine licenced by Daimler. Exhibit at the National Automobile Museum, Mulhouse.
1896. 8 hp Panhard and Levassor.
1896. Paris-Marseilles type.
1898. Brougham (ex Racing Car). Exhibit at the Shuttleworth Collection.
1898. Paris-Amsterdam type.
1899. Driver is Leonce Girardot.
1899. Driver is Leonce Girardot.
1899. Driver is Fernand Charron.
1899. Exhibit at the Hull Street Life Museum.
1900. A Racing Panhard.
1900. Panhard and Pantz Petrol Lorries.
1900. Panhard Petrol Lorry.
July 1900. Panhard owned by Selwyn Edge.
May 1901.
1901. Driven by M. Charron.
1901. Driven by Chevalier Rene de Knyff.
January 1902.
January 1903.
January 1903.
January 1903.
April 1903.
May 1903.
May 1903.
May 1903.
4 hp Panhard and Levassor - the first car imported into England. Published in 1906.
4 hp Panhard converted into a fire-engine. Published in 1906.
January 1902.
January 1902. 12 h.p.
January 1902.
February 1902.
1902. Paris-Vienna type. From Motors and Motor-driving. Published in 1906.
November 1902.
January 1903.
January 1903.
January 1903.
January 1903.
January 1903. 10 h.p. Panhard owned by Thomas Lipton who bought it from Charles Stewart Rolls.
February 1903.
February 1903. 10 h.p. Panhard belonging to T. F. Hooley.
May 1903. Hemi Farman in a 90 h.p. Panhard.
May 1903. Pierre de Crawhez in the 90 h.p. Panhard.
May 1903. Rene de Knyff in his 90 h.p. Panhard.
19xx. Panhard-Levassor. Photo at the 2011 LBVCR. Reg No:
1904. Panhard-Levassor. Two-seater. Four-cylinders 35 hp. Photo at the 2011 LBVCR. Reg No:
1905. Testing a motor.
1905. Adjusting bay.
1905. Finishing bay.
1905. Chassis erecting bay.
1905. Motor bay.
1905. The motor testing bay.
1905. The transmission bay.
1905. Wood working machinery bay.
February 1905.
February 1905.
September 1905.
September 1905.
September 1905.
April 1906.
December 1906.
1906 Q4.
1906 Q4.
15 hp Panhard and Levassor. Published in 1906.
8 hp Panhard and Levassor Small Station Omnibus. Published in 1906.
1906. 24 h.p. Double Landaulet.
1906. Three-cylinder Landaulet.
1906. Six-cylinder chassis.
July 1906.
November 1906.
August 1907. Panhard Limousine.
November 1907. 15-18 h.p.
July 1908.
April 1908.
November 1908. Rear brake system.
November 1908. Lubricator.
November 1908. 18-30 h.p. Panhard with body by Vincent of Reading.
1909. 45-hp motor.
1909. 120-hp engine.
1909. 35-hp engine.
November 1909.
November 1909.
October 1909.
November 1909.
November 1909.
July 1910.
December 1911. Advert in French.
November 1912.
Reg No: TSU 474 and ACH 578A.
1913. 'Perin' Band-Saws.
October 1923. Models, prices and specifications.
October 1931.
1959. Panhard PL17 Tiger L1. Reg No: 390 FB 88.
Oct 1960.
1966. Panhard AML with H.90 turret.
1966. Panhard AML with HE.60 turret.
1966. Panhard E.B.R. with FL.10 turret.
1966. Panhard E.B.R. with the F.11 turret.

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Rene Panhard was employed by Jean-Louis Périn in a Paris firm that produced wood-working machines, where he met Emile Levassor. (Before the 2 had started at the factory, Gottlieb Daimler had spent some time at the Périn band-saw factory in 1860).

After Périn's death, the two established their own firm, Panhard-Levassor, in 1887.

The company decided to move from making woodworking machines to automobiles.

1889 Exhibited avariety of saws, including a large band-sawing machine for metal at the Paris Exposition.

c1890 Panhard et Levassor built their first car - this used a Daimler engine and was offered for sale.

1894 By the end of the year they had produced 350 Daimler motors and 90 motor cars. Peugeot had purchased 80 of these motors. [1]

The first car imported into England was a 4 hp Panhard and Levassor for Evelyn Ellis.

1899 Details of the Panhard light car. Engine by Krebs, one of their directors.[2]

1902 Details of their 70 h.p. Centaure four-cylinder engine for racing cars.[3]

1905 Produced 8-11 h.p., 15 h.p., 24 h.p., 35 h.p. and 50 h.p. (four and six-cylinder versions). British agent is Harvey Du Cros and London agent is J. E. Hutton. [4]

1906 Agents in UK: W. and G. Du Cros

1913 The French company was still advertising that it made Perin Band Saws (see advert)

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices in the UK see the 1917 Red Book

1951 Exhibitor at the 1951 Motor Show in the Car Section.

1955 Citroën and Panhard entered into an agreement to partially merge their sales networks.

After assembling 2CV panel trucks for Citroën in order to utilize capacity in face of falling sales, and raising operating cash by selling ownership progressively to Citroën, respectively to its then mother company Michelin (full control as of 1965).

1965 Citroën took control of Panhard's factory in Rheims.

1967 The last Panhard passenger car was built. The civilian branch was absorbed by Citroën, and the marque was retired.

Since 1968 Panhard has only made armoured vehicles.[5]. Many of its military products end up on the civilian market via third sources and as military/government surplus vehicles.

After the 1974 takeover of Citroën by Peugeot, Panhard became part of PSA (Peugeot Société Anonyme).

2005 Panhard was acquired by Auverland

The company is now owned by Renault Trucks Defense. The combined company now uses the Panhard name; this was decided based on studies indicating that the Panhard name had better brand recognition worldwide than the Auverland name.

Early Registrations

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Early History of Motoring by Claude Johnson
  2. The Autocar 1899/05/06
  3. Automotor Journal 1902/06/07 p199
  4. The Automobile Vol. III. Edited by Paul N. Hasluck and published by Cassell and Co in 1906.
  5. Wikipedia