Page 74. 1955 Peugeot S57 Scooter. SOLD

1955 Peugeot S57 Scooter

Rare Attractive Model

Totally Restored

DVLA Registered: Cherished Registration OUI 7575

New MOT

 

This has been my runaround for the past three years. I imported it from France in 2006 and registered it with a cherished plate. It has always started easily and run well.

 

The previous French owner did a very good restoration job on it. Of course, the trade-off with restored classics is that you need to park them up to perfectly preserve their paintwork. If you ride them, they’re bound to get scratched. This S57 is so pleasurable to ride that I couldn’t leave it in the garage and, as a result, it now has various paint chips here and there. Overall, though, it’s still in superb condition mechanically and cosmetically.

I sent it to my mechanic for a service last week, and it has also just been MOT’d. All French two-wheelers had hard lives. I come across a lot of prewar and postwar British machines that have been hardly ridden; but their French counterparts have invariably been ridden into the ground. The mileage is high on this one, so it’s just as well that everything was recommissioned.

 

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SHORT VIDEO of PEUGEOT SCOOTER RUNNING

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German scooters were better known for build quality and reliability, and French models respected for their sleek styling. But with their long history of motorcycle manufacture, Peugeot had a head-start when they introduced their new model of scooter. Unlike their competitors, they took time to road-test it before it went on sale.

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The S57 was well-made with an enviable reputation for handling and reliability. It was well-promoted by the company in road-rallies, both in Europe and in the various French colonies of the day.

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The Peugeot’s party trick is to open its bonnet.

 

The bonnet release catch is accessed through the compartment that you can see below.

 

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The concept behind this scooter was to make a ‘two-wheeled car.’ Both the Peugeot S57 and the Terrot VMS1 (parked alongside it) were designed with large fronts to suggest car styling. In addition, the various buttons and dials were miniature versions of those found on the dashboard of the Peugeot 203 saloon.

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To start the scooter, you pull up each of the buttons on the scooter dashboard: on the left is the choke (marked ‘S’) and on the right is the petrol. In the centre, just below the speedo, is the ignition. Of course, you must then use the kickstart to start it.


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SUMMARY: The only thing wrong with this scooter is that left-side cosmetic strip is missing from the bonnet. I think it fell off while I was out riding; though it might be in my shed.

You can jump right on this Peugeot and ride into the sunset…

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AMBERLEY VINTAGE SCOOTER SHOW

 

 

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LOCATION: Brighton, E.Sussex, United Kingdom

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DELIVERY is not included in this auction.

This means that it is not my responsibility,

BUT I can put you in touch with a delivery chap and organize collection;

you liaise with them direct re delivery and pay them separately.

Great Britain – delivery is ONLY £70 to main parts of England;

extra to extremities such as Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, etc (and may take longer to arrive)

(Please email your postcode if you want to confirm price).

THIS BARGAIN PRICE DELIVERY IS ON A PART-LOAD BASIS.

(Collection when they’re in my area; delivery when in yours).

LOCAL DELIVERY FREE

If you want it fast, please organize your own collection.

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Ireland & N. Ireland – I’ll recommend some companies, but you’ll have to organize it yourself.

Europe – delivery is probably around €400 to Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, etc. I can recommend two companies.

North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, etc – I’ll organize all the crating and shipping for you.

PAYMENT: Paypal is okay for cheap items; otherwise deposit only on paypal please.

INTERNATIONAL PURCHASERS:

You must communicate with me before the end of the auction to discuss payment and shipping options.

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AFTER PURCHASE: Please email me your phone numbers; I prefer to speak to all purchasers personally.

I do everything I can to make your purchase a pleasurable experience.

I’ve been selling obscure vintage vehicles on ebay since 2002.

Sharing similar interests, I’ve become good friends with many of my customers.

Please feel free to email or phone with any comments or questions…

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VEHICLE CONDITION: Vintage vehicles are wonderful beasts

– but each has an individual personality and they sometimes have bad days just like you and me.
You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.

Two-strokes invariably need basic servicing before starting them, if they’ve been left to stand for more than 3 weeks or so.

These are rare vehicles whose values are not necessarily based on running order.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT BID.

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