Peugeot decided to make the step up from voiturette
racing and build Grand Prix cars for the 1912 ACF Grand
Prix de France. Peugeot entered three new highly
innovative cars - the L76.
The L76 was powered by a 7.6 litre, 4 cylinder engine with
two overhead camshafts and 16 valves. The L76 of Boillot
was the only L76 to finish however that was 13 minutes
ahead of his nearest rival - the superbly driven Fiat of
An L76 driven by Jules Goux also won the 1913
Indianapolis 500 race.
George Boillot's greatest race was probably the one that
ended in defeat in 1914 at the hands of Mercedes.
Leading until the final lap with a magnificent drive only for
his engine to give out in front of a 300,000 partisan crowd.
1/32 Wheelbase : 85mm
|1912 French GP - Winner - No.22 George Boillot
(Scalextric Digital Compatible†)
†Scalextric Digital compatible by adding C7005 chip (not included)
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