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Rene Panhard. Artist: Unknown

Rene Panhard. Artist: Unknown

1-193-510 - National Motor Museum/Heritage Images

Rene Panhard. Rene Panhard and Emile Levassor established the present design of cars, with the engine in front. They were partners in a woodworking machinery business and were commissioned to build Daimler engines by a solicitor named Edouard Sarazin, who held the patent for France. Levassor initially experimented with the engine in the rear of the car, but later moved its position to the front. The classic design had an upright Daimler engine, a pedal-operated clutch, change-speed gear box which drove the rear axle, front radiator and a wooden ladder-chassis. The design came to be known as the Systeme Panhard, and was the forerunner of modern cars.


Image Aliases

  1. 0340000650
  1. 1-193-510
  1. 1193510
  1. 650
  1. C16847B

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3746x5035
File Size : 55258kb

Image Information

  1. Unknown, attributed to: :
  1. Rene Panhard: French: Founder of Panhard engines and cars
People Related
  1. Emile Levassor: French: Designer of Panhard-Levassor car
  1. Photograph
Picture Type
  1. Portrait

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