1956 Peugeot 403, Chassis no. 2048713 Engine no. 2048713
Lot 5
Mille Miglia eligible,1956 Peugeot 403 Saloon Chassis no. 2048713 Engine no. 2048713
Sold for €5,750 (US$ 7,048) inc. premium

Lot Details
1956 Peugeot 403, Chassis no. 2048713 Engine no. 2048713 1956 Peugeot 403, Chassis no. 2048713 Engine no. 2048713 1956 Peugeot 403, Chassis no. 2048713 Engine no. 2048713
Mille Miglia eligible
1956 Peugeot 403 Saloon
Chassis no. 2048713
Engine no. 2048713

One of the most familiar cars on television - if not so readily identifiable - the Peugeot 403 Cabriolet was popularised by the long-running American detective series Columbo, starring the inimitable Peter Falk. Introduced in 1955, the Pininfarina-styled 403 was based on the smaller 203 and powered by a 1,468cc four-cylinder engine of advanced design that featured over-square bore/stroke dimensions and incorporated overhead valves, hemispherical combustion chambers and wet cylinder liners.

Solidly constructed and possessing exemplary reliability, the 403 lasted in production until 1967, by which time a staggering 1.2 million had been built. The mechanically similar two-door cabriolet version was shorter lived, being produced from 1955 to 1961 only, during which time only 2,050 examples were made.

Acquired by the current owner in April of last year, this example of one of France's most successful post-war cars was restored in 2012, including fresh paintwork, and comes with related invoices. Finished in black with original beige interior, this Mille Miglia eligible car is described as in generally very good condition and offered with valid French Carte Grise, Contrôle Technique, FIVA Identity Card and Peugeot correspondence confirming matching chassis/engine numbers

Acquise par l'actuel propriétaire en avril cette année, cet exemplaire de l'une des automobiles françaises le plus diffusées à partir de 1955 a été restauré en 2012 dont une peinture neuve (dossier de factures joint).

Peinte en noir avec intérieur d'origine beige, cette voiture éligible à la Mille Miglia et décrite comme étant en très bon état à tous points de vue possède sa carte grise française, son contrôle technique, sa carte d'identité FIA et une lettre de Peugeot confirmant la concordance des numéros de châssis et de moteur.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the cars has a Dutch registration paper, and not a French registration paper as stated in the catalogue Veuillez noter que la voiture a des papiers d'immatriculation néerlandais, et non pas une carte grise française comme mentionné au catalogue
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