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1948-1963 PEUGEOT 203 specifications

1948-1963 PEUGEOT 203 specifications Classic and Performance Car

The 203 was Peugeot’s first all-new post-war design and although it lacked the 202’s idiosyncratic styling, it was a groundbreaking technical package. The alloy-headed engine and hydraulic brakes were novelties, while the independent front suspension and rack and pinion steering set the company’s products on their way towards a reputation for dynamic pleasure. Like all Peugeots for the next 30 years, the 203 enjoyed a long production run – 12 years – and ended up donating much of its platform to its replacement. An endearing French classic.

Production

  • Production:
    686,628
  • Price at launch:
    £986
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,500
  • Price (good):
    £3,250
  • Price (average):
    £1,500
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    34.5secs
  • Top speed:
    71.0mph
  • Power:
    45.0bhp
  • Torque:
    59.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4350mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2578mm
  • Width:
    1607mm
  • Height:
    1562mm
  • Weight:
    930kgs
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