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1955-1966 PEUGEOT 403 Saloon specifications


Peugeot’s 1950s saloon was little more than a reskin of the 203; it was larger, more luxurious, and ended up being sold alongside the older car as an upgrade for an increasingly affluent market. Pinin Farina assisted with the styling – leading to an enduring partnership – but with full-width bodywork and neat detailing, it struck a chord with the French middle-classes. The popular Familiale version was innovative for offering three rows of seats, while the diesel version sold well in its home country as it was a rugged and reliable workhorse.

Production

  • Production:
    1,214,121
  • Price at launch:
    £1,129
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,250
  • Price (good):
    £2,250
  • Price (average):
    £1,250
  • Price (project):
    £400

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    24.0secs
  • Top speed:
    76.0mph
  • Power:
    58.0bhp
  • Torque:
    74.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    25.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

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

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4470mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2667mm
  • Width:
    1676mm
  • Height:
    1454mm
  • Weight:
    1300kgs

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