1937 Peugeot 302 Cabriolet
Peugeot 302 Tyres
Peugeot 302 Recommended Tyres
History of the Peugeot 302
The Peugeot 302 is a saloon that Peugeot presented at the 1936 Paris Motor Show and kept on the market for only 18 months, until April 1938. The Peugeot 302 was essentially a shorter Peugeot 402 with a smaller engine. It debuted a year after the 402. In most ways, the four-cylinder water-cooled 1758 cc engine was comparable to the somewhat bigger engine installed to the 402. The tax horsepower was 10 CV, as opposed to the 402's 11 CV. The highest real output was stated to be 32 kW (just under 43 horsepower), with a top speed of 65 mph. A standard three-speed gearbox sent power from the front-mounted engine to the rear wheels.
Peugeot had stopped producing their successful 201 model in September 1937, and its replacement, the smaller Peugeot 202, would not come until February 1938. The Peugeot 302 was still listed at the Motor Show in October 1937, largely to assist in clearing the remaining stocks after what had been a difficult year for French industry, politically and economically, but the car itself was missing from the Peugeot stand. During the autumn and winter of 1937/38, the Peugeot 302 was the smallest and least costly automobile available from Peugeot dealers.