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A Century of Cars (Solido)
82
Peugeot 403 Cabriolet
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A Century of Cars (Solido) 82 Peugeot 403 Cabriolet

The A Century of Cars (Solido) Peugeot 403 Cabriolet. available in fawn finish. A Century of Cars (Solido) 82 in detail...

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Dinky Atlas
23F
Familiale 403 Peugeot
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Dinky Atlas 23F Familiale 403 Peugeot

The Dinky Atlas Familiale 403 Peugeot. available in red finish. Dinky Atlas 23F in detail...

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Dinky Atlas
24B
Berline 403 Peugeot
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Dinky Atlas 24B Berline 403 Peugeot

The Dinky Atlas Berline 403 Peugeot. available in green, black finish. Dinky Atlas 24B in detail...

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Dinky Atlas
24F
Familiale 403 Peugeot
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Dinky Atlas 24F Familiale 403 Peugeot

The Dinky Atlas Familiale 403 Peugeot. available in black, blue finish. Dinky Atlas 24F in detail...

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Dinky Atlas
521
Berline 403 Peugeot
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Dinky Atlas 521 Berline 403 Peugeot

The Dinky Atlas Berline 403 Peugeot. available in cream, grey finish. Dinky Atlas 521 in detail...

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French Dinky
24F
Peugeot 403 Estate
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French Dinky 24F Peugeot 403 Estate

The French Dinky Peugeot 403 Estate. available in blue finish at 1:43 scale. French Dinky 24F in detail...

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French Dinky
24B
Peugeot 403 Berline
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French Dinky 24B Peugeot 403 Berline

The French Dinky Peugeot 403 Berline. In the 1956 French Dinky catalogue, they announced the introduction of the black painted, Peugeot 403 Berline (saloon), 24B to replace the Citroën Traction. When the model appeared in June, to a large advertising campaign in the Meccano Magazine, the bodywork was painted the second colour available, mid-blue. The new model appeared on the magazineâs back page spread throughout the summer months in support of the article that featured in the June edition (p. 19). The advertising campaign was huge for the replacement of the iconic Citroën, French Dinkyâs most popular model. The 1957 catalogue showed the new model painted grey and from 1958-1961, the mid-blue version illustrated catalogues. When the model was renumbered, as 521 and now with windows, the sand cream, yellow model featured.

The detailed, 104mm long mode, at a 1:43 scale, cost 205 old francs, about 4/- and although without windows until 1961, the model featured chrome concave wheel hubs and smooth white or black tyres.

The Peugeot 403 Berline made its debut on 20th April, 1955, at the Trocadero Palace, in Paris. Peugeot manufactured the 403 Berline at the Sochaux plant, near Mulhouse, between 1955 and 1966. In the months before the launch, un-badged versions of the vehicle were driven around the streets of Sochaux, virtually unnoticed by motoring journalists who rarely ventured to this quiet part of France. The vehicle proved extremely reliable. The car came in three engine sizes; 1290cc, 1468cc and as an 1816cc diesel. The car had a four-speed gearbox, with a column change. The car included a sunroof and newly introduced, safer, radial tyres as standard fittings. Although initially fitted with traficators on the pillars between the front and rear doors, these were soon replaced by flashing indicators. Over 1 million 403s rolled off the production line, making the car Peugeotâs first to break through the 1 million mark. In 1966, Peugeot replaced the 403 with the even more successful 404.

The highly successful 403 Berline had an equally successful French Dinky equivalent, model 24B. Introduced in 1955, the model was withdrawn, as model 521, in 1961. available in grey, blue finish at 1:43 scale. French Dinky 24B in detail...

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French Dinky
525
Peugeot 403 Estate
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French Dinky 525 Peugeot 403 Estate

The French Dinky Peugeot 403 Estate. available in blue finish. French Dinky 525 in detail...