Details of French Dinky 511 Peugeot 204 Cabriolet
The French Dinky Peugeot 204 Cabriolet.
In the second edition of the 1967, French Dinky catalogue, the Peugeot 204 Cabriolet appeared as a new model. Numbered 511, the 1/43 scale model made of Zamak and plastic came in two colours, red or pale blue. The model had opening doors, folding seats, suspension and an opening bonnet, which displayed the replica engine. The 87mm long model had spun hubs and soft black tyres. Costing 9fr. (new francs), about £1, the car was launched in 1968 and withdrawn in 1971.
Secretly known as project D12, Peugeot built the actual 204 Cabriolet at their Sochaux plant. Launched in Paris, on the 23rd April 1965, the 204 became France’s best-selling car between 1969 and 1971. Designed by Battista Pininfarina, the car came in five body styles, had a 4-speed gearbox, with an old fashioned column change. The car offered three different types of powertrain: 1.1L 14 petrol engine; 1.3L diesel 14 between 1968 and 1973; and, a 1.4 L diesel 14, from 1973-1976. The transverse overhead cam engine feed the front wheel drive through a distinctive gearbox and differential. The 204 was the first Peugeot to be fitted with disc-brakes. Peugeot fitted an 1130 cc engine in the 204 Cabriolet. The original price was 9fr. . It was available in red, blue finish at 1:43 scale. Released as French Dinky 511 in 1968 withdrawn as French Dinky 511 in 1971.
Model features:detailed interior, opening doors
Wheels:shaped spun hubs, tyres with tread
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