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Peugeot was not founded as a car maker but rather its first entry in the manufacturing business was in 1842. At the time, the family business made coffee, salt and pepper mills. Having the installation to work steel, the company worked its way to cars one step at a time. From steel rods inserted in crinoline dresses, to wires for umbrellas, they turned to make bicycle wire wheels and from there cars were a mere leap away.
Everything tumbled when Armand Peugeot met with Goettlib Daimler and was rapidly convinced of the viability of this new business enterprise. From then on, multiple prototypes were developed, three-wheeled steam powered machines to an internal combustion petrol engine with a three point suspension and a sliding-gear transmission. Soon enough, in 1896, the business started their own engines, as not to rely on the Daimler engines anymore. It did not took long for the company to expand, as of 1903 it supplied half the cars that were sold in France and they started making motorcycles.
After a brief intermission in their participation in races, Peugeot came back to the circuit with a big win in 1913. This return did not last long as World War I raged on, all production was derived for military use. However, the end of the war proved that personal cars were now more of a necessity than a luxury. As a way to attract new buyers, Peugeot introduced the retractable hard top in 1933. The momentum the brand had did not last and many of its factories suffered from bombing during World War II.
The reparations caused the company to hold off production until 1947 where they introduced a new model, the 203. The success of this model help propel the company to higher grounds and as a way to expand their market, they started exporting cars to the U.S. in 1958. Around this time, Peugeot started collaborating with Italian designer Pininfarina and with other constructors, Renault in 1966 and Volvo in 1972.
In 1974, Peugeot bought about a third of competitor Citroën only to buy the remaining shares two years later. The partnership was made so that both companies shared technological advances while keeping their independence on the design angle. The newly formed group momentarily controlled the European division of Chrysler before selling it.
The 80’s and 90’s brought the company to refocus on smaller cars made for the European market, the model 205 and later the 206 proved very successful in this market. Things were not doing great on the other side of the ocean and in 1991, Peugeot pulled from selling cars in the U.S. and Canada.
With the rare availability of the cars in the U.S., it is well worth the time to maintain your paint with TouchUpDirect’s Peugeot touch up paint. Our touch up paint provides you with a fast and eco-friendly way to restore the paint finish on your Peugeot.