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! BMW 507 | drive it
At its premiere in the New York Waldorf-Astoria in 1955, the BMW 507 was an instant success.The sleek roadster designed by Albrecht von Goertz caused an even bigger sensation when it was presented at the Frankfurt car show that year. Many automobile enthusiasts consider it the most beautiful sports car of all times. Only 252 exemplars of the exclusive car were built.
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.
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.
PEUGEOT 403 de 1.956 - Restoration Part II
CHORRO DE ARENA BAJOS - SANDBLASTING UNDER CAR- SABLAGE BAS DE CAISSE.- Segundo video de la restauración del Peugeot 403 de 1956. En este video se aprecian los trabajos de limpieza de los bajos realizados mediante chorro de arena y el posterior pintado con una pintura de imprimación de tipo epoxi.-
The second video of the restoration of the Peugeot 403 of 1956. In this video they appreciate the works of cleanliness of the under car realized by sandblasting and the later painted with a painting type epoxy.
diaporama de la restauration de ma peugeot 403
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 impecable.
Perlita: actuó en la pelicula Apariencias con Adrián Suar y Andrea Del Boca.
vintage: Porsche 3.0 SC | drive it
Just about everyone dreams of buying a Porsche 911 - but a new one is a pricey investment.One option is to buy an older model. The Porsche 3.0 SC, which was built from 1978-1983, takes just 6.8 seconds to go from 0-100 km/h, and its top speed is 225 km/h. But when you are buying an old Porsche you need to be clever - repairs can be costly. Porsche specialist Helmut Freinecker tells us about the pitfalls.