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.
Vintage: Hebmüller Convertibles - Borgward Hansa 1500 and VW Beetle | drive it
The Borgward Hansa 1500 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1949. It
blew away the German competition from the likes of Opel and Mercedes. They
only had models based on old, pre-war models from the 30s in their sales
lots.The Hansa was produced as a sedan, station wagon, box van and even a
four-door luxury convertible, with a Hebmüller car body. The same
manufacturer also transformed the VW Beetle into an iconic convertible. We
take a look at the two heavenly creations from the 50s.
Vintage. The Saab 900 | drive it
Drive It! took a real rarity onto the race track: a front-wheel-drive Saab
900 turbo boasting 300 horsepower with a peak
torque of 500 Nm. This Saab is a real competition car. Trimmed down to a
weight of around one ton it can feel at home on any circuit. Amateur racing
driver Nico Gasparatos shows what the Saab can do.
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.
Vintage: Lamborghini 350 GT | Drive it!
The first sportscar with the bull as its emblem, the Lamborghini 350 GT,
hit the markets in 1964. And it had a clear mission: The 350 GT bull was
designed to gore the Ferrari horse.
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The last Horch
In western Texas of all places, Audi finds the last Horch, and ships it
back to Germany for a 2-year restoration. Audi is the Latin translation of
Horch, and Audi was founded in 1910 by a Horch business partner who was
forced out. In 1932, Audi and Horch merged, along with DKW and Wanderer,
and the current day Audi logo (four rings) came about. Horch brand was
tainted by the fact that many of the Nazi and SS leaders drove Horch during
the war. The last remaining civilian models, built pre-1940, are rare
collector's gems. The last Horch was built in 1953 by hand, based on a
chassis manufactured in 1939.
Peugeot 403 camionnette
This is a film about the first trip I did with Napoleon, a Peugeot 403
camionnette. After I had taken some great tours around the garage , I
filmed when Claes, who has restored the car for me, did the same and how he
sets the fuel supply for each turn around the garage.