Panhard et Levassor is named after René Panhard (1841-1908) and Émile Levassor (1843-1897). Together, they formed a company in Paris with their first automobile being built in 1891. Other cars followed and were therefore the world’s first vehicles to be built on a continuous production line. By 1900, over 500 cars had been built in one year. After WW I, a great variety of models was produced throughout the 1920’s & 30’s and after WW II, the company was renamed just Panhard. In 1965, Citroën merged with Panhard with passenger cars being built until 1967 and then only military vehicles after this date.