Collection Item

Peugeot Type 26

This car was part of the ‘International Horseless Carriage Corporation’ collected by R G J  Nash at Brooklands in the 1930s.

R G J Nash, a Brooklands racing driver who set the ultimate Test Hill record for cars in 1932,  collected historic cars and aircraft as ‘The International Horseless Carriage Corporation’. This pioneering collection, which saved many of these earliest machines,  was hired out for filming and commercial use but was dispersed after bomb damage to its Brooklands hangar during World War Two.

The Type 26 was manufactured by Peugeot, the second oldest car manufacturer in the world, from 1899 to 1902. The car was very sophisticated for the time, with a three-speed sliding-gear transmission, but still retained lever steering.

Loaned by Richard and Mary Nash

Collection Data

Date Built

Campbell Shed



  • Engine: 1,012cc 2-cylinder
  • Top Speed: 22mph
  • Manufacturer: Peugeot
  • Model: Type 26
  • Origin: Sochaux, France

Races & Record

Several London to Brighton Veteran Car runs