Vintage -- the Peugeot 403 convertible | drive it

The Peugeot 403 convertible made its debut at the 1956 Paris Motor Show.Visitors were overwhelmed by its marriage of Italian class with French elegance. The body styling was done by the legendary experts at Pininfarina. Typical for the pontoon form were the bulge on the hood and the suggestion of fins at the rear with the vertical rear lights. In total some 1.2 million Peugeot 403s were built --- although only 2,000 of them were convertibles. Probably the most famous one was the car driven by Peter Falk in his role as lieutenant Columbo.

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Vintage. The Borgward Isabella Cabriolet | drive it
In 1954 carmaker Borgward launched its most popular model: the Isabella. Founder Carl Borgward had the sedan converted into a slick coupe specially for his wife. The latter caused such a commotion that the Borgward Isabella Coupé went into volume production in 1957. There was also another version.Body supplier Karl Deutsch was a popular choice at the time for converting regular sedans into flashy convertibles - and Borgward's Isabella was no exception. The result was a very exclusive affair, as only two dozen convertibles based on the Isabella coupé were built. Drive it! discovered one of these rare specimens.





Vintage: Out for a ride in a 1965 Austin Mini | drive it!
The mini is a flagship model of the British car industry.The original minis rolled off the production line in 1959 in Birmingham. Only six years later she the millionth mini was handed over personally by designer Alec Issigonis. The success of the mini was down to its ingenious technological design. The transverse mounting of the engine meant more room for the passengers. Drive it! takes a close look at the modern Mini.





Vintage: Chrysler Airflow von 1936 | drive it
The 1936 Chrysler Airflow was the most radical car of its time. But the avant-garde design caused all kinds of problems for the company. Many people considered it to be ugly. But the Airflow offered more than a very modern design. It was also technologically advanced. Drive it shines a new light on the Airflow.





Deluxe -- Traditional Wooden Houses in Trysil, Norway | euromaxx
In this euromaxx deluxe report we take you 200 kilometres north of the Norwegian capital Oslo to the ski resort of Trysil. A Norwegian couple have recreated a traditional settlement there by collecting century old lodges from around the country and rebuilding them on their land.




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