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: Citroen SM | drive it
When the Citroen SM was first presented in 1970, it looked like a car from
a different planet. No carmaker had ever built a mass-production vehicle
with such striking lines or aerodynamic contours. And the 170hp Maserati
engine under its hood rocketed the SM to 225 km/h. Georg Johannes from
Düsseldorf is a big fan of the model.His 1971 SM has 250,000 km on the
odometer, and he still takes it touring.
Peugeot 403 - Modelo 1964
Este es mi Peugeot 403 - Modelo 1964.
Como verán en el video es una joyita, para amantes de los clásicos. Está
Perlita: actuó en la pelicula Apariencias con Adrián Suar y Andrea Del
Peugeot 403 Convertible
The model 403 was Peugeot´s crucial step in becoming one of the
world´s biggest car manufacturers. Produced from 1955 to 1967, it was
Peugeot´s first model that was produced more than one million times.
In the 1970s it gathered even more prestige by being the Co-Star in the
famous TV-series "Columbo".
PEUGEOT 403 de 1956 - Restoration Part I
Peugeot 403 de 1956 - 1.468 cc 58 CV - Restoration car Peugeot 403 Part I
- Restauración Parte I - Primer video que muestra el estado del vehículo
antes de iniciar la restauración. Se trata de una buena base, pues está
completo y funcionando, la chapa está sana y durante sus 55 años de vida
sólo ha recibido una mano de pintura. El motor se encuentra en perfecto
estado, así como todos los componentes mecánicos, frenos, suspensiones,
etc. Su primera matriculación fue en Marsella en 1956, posteriormente se
matriculó en Toulouse y en el año 2.000 se importó a España.
Restoration car Peugeot 403 Part I
The first video that shows the condition of the car before initiating the
restoration. It is a question of a good base, since it is complete and
working, the sheet is healthy and for his 55 years of life only it has
received a lick of paint. The engine is in mint condition, as well as all
the mechanical components, brakes, suspensions, etc. His first
matriculation was in Marseilles in 1956, later it registered in Toulouse
and in the year 2.000 imported to Spain.