Panhard-Levassor Landaulet from 1911 (Malaga car museum, Spain).
Also known as “The Aristocratic” for its luxurious interior decoration made of velvet, silk, wood, crystals and precious gold details. Among its opulent accessories there where a telephone, so that passangers could contact the drive, as well as a convertible top known “Landaulet”.
Since it is a car designed before the discovery of electricity, its headlights were illuminated with gas and its engine was started by a turning a crank inserted in the front of the vehicle.
As for its manufacture, it was carried out by the prestigious Bellvalet Company, located in Paris.
Panhard was a French motor vehicle manufacturer that began as one of the first makers of automobiles. It was a manufacturer of light tactical and military vehicles. Its final incarnation, now owned by Renault Trucks Defense, was formed by the acquisition of Panhard by Auverland in 2005, and then by Renault in 2012. In 2018 Renault Trucks Defense, ACMAT and Panhard combined under a single brand, Arquus.