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1957-1961 PEUGEOT 403 Cabriolet


Overview

Pininfarina’s reputation for producing stylish convertibles and coupés from family cars arguably started here. The 403 Decapotable, to give the car its correct title, shared its wheelbase and running gear with the saloon, but looked a lot more appealing. First shown at the 1956 Paris Salon, it instantly found favour with buyers. The high-compression 1.5-litre engine gave reasonable performance, but this car was always about touring. Values continue to climb, despite (or due to?) endless reruns of TV’s Columbo – and appearances of his shabby, unkempt version.




2050

£11,000

£9000

£6000

£2000


Performance

24.0secs

76mph

58bhp

74lb/ft

25mpg


Engine

in-line four

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, transverse leaf springs

Live axle, coil springs

front-engine RWD

rack and pinion

metal monocoque

Four-speed manual


Dimensions

4470mm

2667mm

1676mm

1549mm

1300kgs


 PEUGEOT 403 Cabriolet

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