While the energy transition is not yet at the center of the concerns of auction houses, Artcurial now offers an electric Peugeot 106.
Most auction houses have a keen interest in art, but also the rarer and more expensive cars. Artcurial is one of the specialists in vintage cars and other nuggets with wheels, equipped with old leaded gasoline engines or modern high-powered engineering parts. However, an electric Peugeot 106 is now included in the company’s catalog.
This is not an error (or almost) since this immaculate copy is part of the collection of André Trigano, a great fan of automobiles if there is one, which will be dispersed during a dedicated sale in a few days. In the midst of the 170 lots, which include among others one of the 247 Lamborghini 400 GT 2 + 2 or a Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet by Guilloré, is one of the last electric Peugeot 106s.
100 kilometers of range for the electric Peugeot 106
Then mayor of the city of Pamiers, in Ariège, and regional councilor, André Trigano believed that he should lead by example and promote electric mobility. The chosen one therefore acquired this new copy in 2001, a few months before the end of production. Today, this 106 has 6,134 km on the odometer and is offered as is, without technical control and without its batteries.
Remember that the ancestor of the Peugeot e-208 has a Leroy-Somer 27 hp electric motor on board and took advantage of a whole batch of nickel-cadmium batteries distributed to the four corners of the vehicle. Charging can be done via the side socket on a 16A domestic socket. These 106s were not completely emission-free, however: at that time, the Lion brand decided to install a small eight-liter gas tank to run the heater.
Sold for nearly 100,000 francs at the end of its career, this electric Peugeot 106 for collection is estimated between € 42 and € 84 ($ 50-100) when it passed under the hammer of commissioner Hervé Poulain on September 13. Note that a few working units are on sale on the second-hand market with prices ranging between € 2,000 and € 3,000.