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Page 680. 1960 Peugeot BB3V Sport Moped – Utility Version with Trailer!

1960 Peugeot BB3V Sport Moped – Utility Version with Trailer!

One Owner Machine purchased new in 1960 by TV Repair Shop in South of France

3-Speed, Pedal Start

Chrome Tank

Easy Starter and Runs Well

 

 

In 1960, Peugeot replaced their very popular BB2 model range with the upgraded BB3 three-speed range of mopeds. The new BB3 Sport featured a chrome tank, sporty styling, and a dual seat for touring. It was sold with either pedals or kickstart, and became one of France’s most popular mopeds.

The machine featured here is an unusual variant. Sharing the same sporty engine, three-speed gears and chrome petrol tank, this factory-built Utility version lacks the engine cover and has a heavier front mudguard, and a single saddle rather than the touring dual seat, replaced by a heavy duty rear carrier rack with provision for a trailer.

The identification plate states its date of manufacture as 12th April 1960. The speedo shows 1066 km.

This one-owner machine is in original unrestored condition, and is in good running order.

With this novel utility set-up, it makes a fabulous conversation piece if you fancy something totally different for shows and displays. You could also easily make up a sign board for the trailer to advertise your business, with your products on display on the trailer.

It was common in the early days of motorcycling to have a dual-purpose machine (such as a sidecar outfit) to use for both business and pleasure. During the week the machine would earn its keep, and at weekends be adapted for family motorcycling. The rear carrier and single saddle can easily be replaced by a dual seat if you wish to convert this BB3V into a sport touring moped.

 

 

 

 

 

 THE PEUGEOT ‘BB’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LE REMORQUE DU BB3V (The Moped’s Trailer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 REMORQUES, FULGARS, TRAILERS

 

Going to vintage shows these days, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by twentieth century government directives regarding’Health & Safety.’

…Well, the photo above certainly illustrates how times have changed.

 

After the War, fulgars and remorques were all the rage in France.

 …And while in postwar France and England we had to struggle with small single-wheel trailers behind 49cc mopeds to carry our luggage and children, across the Atlantic gigantic V-twin motorcycles pulled trailers big enough to transport 20 ground-crew around an airport :)

 

I’ve dedicated one of my museum websites to the celebration of bicycle sidecars and small traliers. You can see more by clicking on the link below…

http://www.oldbike.eu/sidecars/ 

 

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