Clement Panhard Voitture Legere Type VCP Two-seater

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Panhard Voitture Legere Type VCP Two-seater





Clément-Panhard was a type of auto-mobile manufactured from 1898. Adolphe Clément was a director of Panhard-Levassor, and when the factory could not meet the production requirements for circa 500 units of the 1898 'voiture légère' ('dog cart') model, he undertook manufacture under licence at his factory in Levallois-Perret. It was designed by airship pioneer Commandant Arthur Krebs, of Panhard, and used a tubular chassis, centre-pivot steering, near-horizontal 3.5 hp (2.6 kW) rear-mounted engine with automatic inlet valve and hot-tube ignition, driving through a constant-mesh gear-train, and final drive by side chains and early models had no reverse gear.

It is virtually identical to both the Stirling-Panhards and Clément-Stirlings that were imported into Great Britain by the Scottish coachbuilder 'Stirling'.

English patent is dated 09/02/1899.

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