Details of French Dinky 1428 Peugeot 304 Saloon
The French Dinky Peugeot 304 Saloon.
During 1969, French Dinky introduced the Peugeot 304 berline (saloon). At 96mm in length, the model cost 14Fr. (New Francs), about 28/- or £1, 8/-. The model was only issued in white, with suspension, red seating, plastic windows, a steering wheel and opening front doors. The model was withdrawn in 1971.
Between 1974 and 1978, Dinky produced a variant, 1428E, which signified its Spanish origin. This version had a distinctive green metallic finish with all the specified features of the French model, but at the higher cost of 18Fr. (New Francs), about £1, 16/-. The Spanish version was withdrawn in 1978.
The introduction of the model 304 matched the production of the vehicle itself. Between 1969 and 1980, just over 1 million 304 vehicles were produced in its 2 and 4-door versions with its 1.3 litre engine. Peugeot identified a gap in the car market for a mid-sized saloon and unveiled the 304 at the Paris Motor Show in 1969. Pininfarina styled the car's exterior and Peugeot installed front wheel drive and disc brakes. The ride and road handling bettered most contemporary vehicles. Based on the Peugeot 204 and its 1288cc engine, the cars were so successful that the basic chassis remained in production for around 24 years. A diesel engine powered the estate and 'fourgonette' (van) versions. The original price was 14Fr. . It was available in white, metalic green finish. Released as French Dinky 1428 in 1969 withdrawn as French Dinky 1428 in 1978.
Base:black painted cast base, detailed base
Model features:detailed engine, detailed interior, opening bonnet, opening boot, Opening doors
Origin:Made in France
Vehicle type:saloon car
Wheels:shaped spun hubs, tyres with tread
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