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1910 -1918

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Les Fils de Peugeot frères, makers of the small Lion cars, finally merge with their Uncle Armand.

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The Baby Peugeot (Type BP1),
the second model to carry this name.

1910 Automobiles Peugeot and Les fils de Peugeot frères merge to form Société anonyme des auto-mobiles et cycles Peugeot, with Robert Peugeot heading up the new operation. However, the two ranges will keep going in tandem until World War One.

1911 In November, Peugeot signs a cooperation agreement with Ettore Bugatti for the design of a popular car.

1912 At the ACF Grand Prix, held in Dieppe in June, Boillot wins in his Peugeot L76. This was the first car in the world to have an engine with four camshafts and four valves per cylinder. Construction begins at the Sochaux factory. In December, at the Paris Show, the Peugeot Baby (Type BP1) designed by Ettore Bugatti, the second car to bear this name, is introduced.It has nothing in common with the 1905 Baby. The new model is a 6 hp car and Peugeot will produce 3095 units in its Beaulieu factory by 1916.

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Georges Boillot in a Peugeot at
the ACF Grand Prix.
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Jules Goux wins the Indianapolis 500.

1913 In May, Jules Goux wins the Indianapolis 500 in a Peugeot. This historic victory in the great American classic gives birth to a legend, the famous four cylinder Offenhauser engine, derived from the twin camshaft 4-cylinder engine fitted with four valves per cylinder fitted to the winning Peugeots. Its career in the 500 will last over 60 (sixty) years! The same Jules Goux beats the hourly speed record with an average speed of 106.598 mph. In July, Boillot wins the Amiens Grand Prix in a Peugeot L56. Output triples between 1911 and 1913. Peugeot produces 9338 units, representing 50% of French production and 20% of the French market.

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