Lot n° 38
3500 - 5000
Result with fees
: 4 440EUR
Peugeot Triporteur 53 TM circa 1939 / Sans réserve
Chassis n° 381.634
Peugeot presents in 1939 its first three-wheeler, the TM 53, derived from the P53. It was powered by a 98 cm3 single-cylinder engine made famous by the globe-trotter Robert Sexé, who rode it around Europe for 15,000 kilometers.
The career of the Peugeot tri was interrupted by the war, even if a few examples were assembled during the occupation for the needs of the administration. It reappeared in 1945 and was then replaced by the 54 and 55 TN versions, following the evolution of the engine bike.
The saddle with its thick springs is essential for the long journeys, the back of our triporteur being rigid.
The TM 53 is equipped with forced air cooling: the presence of the front basket limits the flow of air that is usually sufficient to cool the engine.
The small Gurtner carburetor with dual settings: air quantity on one side and air-fuel mixture on the other.
Don't look for foot gears on this Peugeot. The gear lever is located at the level of the tank.
On the technical side, if the rear part of the TM resembles that of the solo, the TM has a double-cradle frame and above all a front suspension with semi-elliptic springs which is not without remembering the front end of the 202. The little TM can carry a load of 100 kg and run at 45 km/h thanks to its three speeds.
The three-wheeler presented here is in perfect presentation order, it just needs a carburetor tune-up. This is the perfect machine to drive around the paddocks of historic races or to go on a picnic on a beautiful summer day. Filled with champagne, tools or food, the choice is yours!
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