1954 Peugeot 203

peugeot 203 f

Date of manufacture: 1954
Production Years: 1948 – 1960
Produced: 685,628
Country of origin: France
Manufacturer: Peugeot
Engine capacity: 1290 cc 
Power Output: 42-49 hp = 31-37 kW
Top Speed: 120 km/h = 75 mph
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The Peugeot 203 is a medium sized saloon produced by the French manufacturer Peugeot between 1948 and 1960.

The car was exhibited at the Paris Motor Show in 1947, but by then had already been under development for more than five years. Volume manufacturing was initially hampered by strikes and shortages of materials[1], but production got under way in 1948.

The 203 was Peugeot’s first new model launched after World War II. During its twelve year production run nearly 700,000 203s of all variants rolled off the assembly line in Sochaux, France. Between the demise of the 202 in 1949 and the launch of the 403 in 1954, the 203 was the only model produced by Peugeot.

As most Peugeots, it has a sunroof, too.

peugeot 203 f s

The number plate that you see was stuck by the crew of the MEGA television production “The Island” by Victoria Hislop. It is currently being filmed at Plaka, which is a village near Elounda, Agios Nicholaos, Crete. The “Island” is going to be a 9 episode series on Mega channel, sometime by the end of the year.

With this car I made the most enjoyable trip across Europe. It was discovered by the president, Andreas & Wanda Gavrilis, in Amsterdam, during the early part of the …millenium, and I went there a few months later to buy it. I had to do an electrical repair to the charging circuit before setting off, but then, she worked beautyfully. Extremely comfortable, reliable, and silent travelling at a steady speed of 100 km/h.

peugeot 203 s

Ενα από τα πλέον όμορφα σχέδια της δεκαετίας του 50, που την χαρακτηρίζει η χοντροκοπιά και η απίστευτη ασχήμια στο ντιζάιν των επιβατικών αμαξιών.

Φοβερά αξιόπιστο και γερό. Κάνει ακόμα και σήμερα, φανταστικά ταξίδια.

Εκανα ενα πολύ άνετο ταξίδι οδηγώντας το απο το Αμστερνταμ στην Κρήτη. Εξαίσια σισπανσιόν, αποδοτικό καλοριφέρ και απολύτως αθόρυβο στα 100 km/h.

Απο το 1948 μέχρι το 1960, 685.628 Peugeot 203 κατασκευάστηκαν.

pegeot 203 back

Ο αριθμός κυκλοφορίας που βλέπετε κολλήθηκε από το προσωπικό του συνεργείου, που γυρίζει αυτό το καιρό την σειρά με όνομα “Το Νησί” της Victoria Hislop, για το Mega Channel.