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Surviving Cars

Below are the nineteen (and a half) surviving cars, click on the photo for more details or scroll down. The cars are arranged in engine number order.

If you know of any more or have further details/pictures on the cars below, please send me an e-mail.

Year: 1899
Engine No.: 117
Reg. No.: PX 98
Location: Australia

This car has the lowest known surviving engine number (#117) and was most recently sold in November 2023 by Bonham's in London for £92,000 including buyers' premium. The car will now move to a private collection in Australia.


The car was originally owned by Gustave Ogier (born in 1876) who was an engineer at the Michelin tire company. The car passed down through the family until Marguerite Welter sold the car around 1965 to the French collection of Henri Malartre and it was displayed at the Chateau de Rochetaill museum near Lyons, France. It was subsequently sold to the collection of Paul Moebius where it remained for many years. In February 1998 American collector Barry Hon purchased the car at Christie's in London, selling for £29,900 ($49,245). In January 2003 it was up for auction again this time by RM Auctions in the US, with an estimated price of $20,000 to $30,000 selling for $37,400. The car then moved to the United Kingdon and took part in the 2003 London to Brighton run with its then-owner.

Year: 1899
Engine No.: 141
Reg. No.: IY 45
Location: Sweden

Allegedly, the car was sold new to a France nobleman, it was later transferred to Ireland, and came into the possession of Colonel Thornhill of Drogheda. Around 1905 it was registered as 'IY 45' and was then owned by Dr J. Parr. He is known to have used the car as his everyday transport enabling him to make house calls as the local general practitioner. In 1932 Reverend Parr transferred the car by rail to Killyleigh. In the mid-1950s, 'IY 45' crossed the Irish Sea to the UK, still within the Parr family. It took part, and completed, in the 1956 London to Brighton. In December 2002 it was sold by Christie's for £42,000 with an estimated price in the range of £30,000 - £50,000.

Today the car is in the Sparreholm Castle Car Museum, Sweden.

Year: 1901
Engine No.: 210
Reg. No.: V 46
Location: United Kingdom

It is believed that this car was one of several imported to the UK by the Du Cros family, founders of the Dunlop Rubber Company.  It was described as a 'Stirling Panhard' as it had passed through the hands of Stirling's Motor Carriages of Hamilton, Scotland, where it is likely some bodywork


This car's first known owner was David Hunter of Lanark, Scotland a remarkable man who not only ran his own coal-cutting machinery business in Glasgow but also built first-class astronomical telescopes. He sold the car to a nephew who, in 1907, passed it on to Johnnie Bryce.  In 1927 Mr Bryce entered this in the car in the Brighton Run which it 'won', this was because the age was given as 1893.


In 1935 Johnnie Bryce sold the car to the Museum of Automotive Conveyance in Boston for a £40 downpayment and another £40 when it arrived in the US.

In the early 1950s, the car was purchased by Mr Noble, Connecticut, USA. It was Roger Noble's son who put the car up for auction in 2003 at Christie's in New York with an asking price of $50,000 - $70,000. However, the car failed to sell. After the auction, it was purchased privately and returned to the UK where it was restored.

Year: 1900
Engine No.: 238
Reg. No.: BS 8237
Location: United Kingdom

​This car was rebuilt by Arthur Livingstone in the UK in the 1980s. This car is a collection of major parts from two main sources, to which a reconstruction of a two-seater phaeton body has been made together with steering controls. It took part in the 1996 Brighton Run. Mr Livingstone eventually moved to Ireland.


Around 2015 the car was sold and returned to the UK from Ireland.

Year: 1901
Engine No.: 240
Reg. No.: 8596 Y6
Location: France ?

This is an example of a 'mark II' Clement Panhard that was produced from late 1901 onwards. The most obvious change is the removal of the front pivot steering.


The early history of this car is unknown as records were lost in a fire. Its first documentation is in 1921 when it was registered in the Department of Lower Seine by Mr Alphonse Mass and given the licence plate 8596-Y6.

The car was saved from the scrap heap and turned into an apple crusher to make cider, it was finally put into storage in 1939.


Rediscovered in 2005 by Daniel Cabart in France who began a restoration. He subsequently sold it to Fabrizio Rossi from Italy to complete the car's restoration.

In 2022 the car took part in, and completed, the Brighton Run.

In July 2023 it was sold by Bonhams for €54,060.

Year: 1899
Engine No.: 260
Reg. No.: n/a
Location: Torino, Italy

​During the 1960 this car was owned by the brother of famous Italian automobile designer Dante Giacosa. The car was purchased by the Museo dell'Automobile in Torino, Italy in 1970.


In 2020 it underwent extensive restoration including refitting the front seat that had been removed in the 1950s.

Year: 1900
Engine No.: 264
Reg. No.: 11 LT 67
Location: Alsace, France

This car was restored by Herbert Reithofer in the early 2000s.

Year: 1900
Engine No.: 313
Reg. No.: N/A
Location: Unknown

From the 1940s this car was in the Lindley Bothwell collection in the US. Was sold by Bonhams on 11 November 2017 for US$ 60,500 (£44,537) inc. premium.

Year: 1900
Engine No.: 328
Reg. No.: WU 7313
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

This example of the Clément Panhard has been in the James Hall Museum Of Transport since 1950. The car has participated in a number of early London to Brighton Runs, and in particular the 1928 event.

Year: 1900
Engine No.: 356
Reg. N
o.: AH 48 (4923 RG8 & 948 FS 75)
Location: United Kingdom

Before being exported to the UK in the 1970s this car was owned by André de Neve from the 1930s to 1950s. Mr Neve was a former President of the Teuf Teuf club in France and he was often seen with his car at morning events in Paris including the Course de Côte Automobile in Montmartre.

​"Rediscovered" in a parlous state in France in the early 1970s, the car was imported to the UK in 1973 and restored by its then owner Lady Guinness who completed many Brighton Runs with it. In April 2008 it was sold by Bonhams for £78,500 (asking £65,000 - £75,000) and then again by RM Auctions in October 2009 for £41,520 (Asking £40,000 - £60,000).

The car was used in the 1946 French film 'La revanche de Roger la Honte' where the protagonist is involved in a car race. The film includes many veteran cars in the race sequence which climaxes with this Clement Panhard and an 1899 Hurtu in a 'high speed' chase with the Hurtu rolling over. André de Neve owned an 1899 Hurtu at the time and I believe he lent both cars to the film-makers (I wonder if he was happy with them crashing the Hurtu!).

Year: 1900
Engine No.: 366
Reg. No.: FX 149
Location: United Kingdom

Our Clément Panhard was imported into the United Kingdom by Colonel W.H. Baxter in 1900 when it was new. After a number of years, Col. Baxter exchanged the car for "something more modern" from Childs & Sons, motor engineers in Sherborne. Childs & Sons kept the car running for some time until the tires (which were then solid) became too deteriorated to use.


The car was last seen as a float in the Sherborne Hospital carnival when it was towed around the town shortly before the start of the First World War. From then on the car was laid up at Childs & Sons, where it stayed through two World Wars.


In 1952 it emerged from its 35 years of hibernation at Childs & Sons and was taken on the back of a truck to Dorchester for use in an exhibition by Tilleys Motor Engineers.


In 1959 William Vaux brought the car and had it restored, it took part in the 1959 London to Brighton Run. Mr Vaux loaned the car to the Cheddar Motor and Transport Museum.


Finally, in 1970 the car came into the Norwood family - its current owners. Since 1971 the car has taken part in, and completed, almost every London to Brighton Run although we missed a couple due to 'engineering difficulties'.

Year: 1901
Engine No.: 419
Reg. No.: HD 68
Location: United Kingdom

"Josephine" was discovered in the early 1930s and took part in the 1938 Brighton Run. During the 1950s and 1960s, the car took part in several runs with its then-owner Major J.C. France. In April 1971 it went to auction where bidding reached £2,400 but as this was less than its reserve of £3,000 it did not sell. It was later sold privately to a collector in Ireland. In 1992 the car was entered into the London to Brighton Run by Peter Holmes Court, and in February 1993 was auctioned by Brooks in London with an estimated value of £12,000 - £15,000 (actual price unknown).


The car is now in Glasgow's Museum of Transport and has been restored with a black and red livery rather than the striking white and red livery of the 1960s.

Year: 1901
Engine No.: 443
Reg. No.: AM 798 BA
Location: France

This is another example of a 'mark II' Clement Panhard. Purchased by John Pyatt in 1901, a Scotsman living in South Africa and noted biscuit manufacturer. It remained in the same Port Elizabeth family until 1953, although by that time it was not in working order. It was rescued for preservation in about 1953 by South African enthusiast Geoff Watson and remained in his family for thirty years. In 1983, it was acquired by the Ward Collection and brought to England. After two years of mechanical restoration, it successfully participated in several Brighton Runs. In 2009 it was sold by Bonhams for £55,950 to a French collector who brought the car back to France. It participated in various rallies and exhibitions at trade shows before becoming the property of MECANICA in 2013.

Year: 1901
Engine No.: 448
Reg. No.: A 57
Location: Brugge, Belgium

This Stirling Panhard was owned by G. James Allday, President of VCC of Great Britain (1946–1954) who loaned it to the Beaulieu Motor Museum, England. In 1994 it was sold by Sotheby's (estimated price £11,000-£14,000, actual unknown). Around 2000 it was owned by M. SAILLARD director of AXA insurance in France.


As of 2023, the car is with a new owner in Brugge, Belgium.

Year: 1900
Engine No.: 469
Reg. No.: n/a
Location: France

For a time this car was part of Collection Du Ministre Georges Filipinetti, Chateau De Grandson, Switzerland. The Schlumpf collection acquired the car around 1964.

The car is now on display in the Cité de l’Automobile Collection Schlumpf

Year: 1900
Engine No.: 475
Reg. No.: n/a
Location: Bahia, Brazil

This is the oldest car in Brasil and was still taking part in rallies in Salvador until recently. It has now been given to Museu da Santa Casa da Misericórdia in Bahia.

Year: 1901
Engine No.: n/a
Reg. No.: O 65
Location: United Kingdom

Currently housed in the Museum Collection Centre for Birmingham Museums.

Year: 1902
Engine No.: 577
Reg. No.: BS 8010
Location: United Kingdom

Believe this car took part in the 1966 Brighton Run (number 56), the entrant was Mr. A. Janssen from Holland. The car seems to have taken part in several rallies of the Pionier Automobielen Club (PAC) during the 1960s.


From 1972 to 2003 this car was in the Lips Autotron an automobile museum in Drunen, Netherlands. The car collection was transferred to the National Automobile Museum in Raamsdonksveer.

Around 1988 it was sold.

Most recently it was sold in 2022 with an asking price of £85,000. The car took part in the 2023 Brighton Run but was not a finisher this time.

Year: 19XX
Engine No.: 581
Reg. No.: n/a
Location: Finland

This engine was discovered in a barn in Southern England in 2011 and sold by Bonhams for £1,125 in November 2011. The engine number is 581, which is the highest known surviving number and suggests that around 500 Clément Panhard's were produced (the first engine number started at 100) more than previously thought.

A whole car has now been built around this engine.

Year: 19??
Engine No.: n/a
Reg. No.: n/a
Location: France ?

I know very little about this car, I believe that it is in France

Year: ??
Engine No.: n/a
Reg. No.: n/a
Location: Tallinn, Estonia

This is said to be the remains of the oldest car in Estonia, in 1902 Captain Fjodorov purchased a Clement Panhard in St. Petersburg and brought it to Tallinn. Discovered in 1977, only the front axle, frame and engine have survived.



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