Peugeot 403-7 1960 Les Classiques

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Les Classiques SAI 6232


Peugeot 403-7 1960


Nice model with very fine markings. The rims are nice and detailed. Painted lights and indicators. Light grey interior; there are even door trims with armrests, handles, and window cranks (a bit big)! Photo. Interior view

Nothing to complain about from a scale point of view, except for a little overweight in width. The tracks are a bit wide, but there is a way to shorten the axles, as there is some clearance.

This model can be disassembled without difficulty thanks to two small screws. Photo. Dismantled car

However, a few details tarnish the result: the windscreen and the rear window appear too narrow because of the too big silver seals; the headlight inserts are too prominent and have a black “pupil” effect; the bottom of the grille is straight when it should be curved. No mirrors.


Modified headlights: removal of the nail-shaped glass; hollowing out the parabola with a spherical mill bit; application of Molotow Liquid Chrome; application of a touch of yellow in the centre; finally, cover with a drop of Kristal Klear. Here is the result.

Peugeot 403 with modified headlights


The Peugeot 403 was manufactured from 1955 to 1966, with approximately 1.2 million units of all types (saloon, estate, cabriolet, commercial, flatbed). The 403-7 was the entry-level model with the engine of the 203, recognizable by its simplified grille.

Specifications (model 403-7 1960): In-line four-cylinder engine, 1290 cm3, 34.5 kW (46 hp) DIN. Tyres 155-380. Max. speed 120 km/h. Weight 960 kg.


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Peugeot 403-7

Photo Benjamin in

Peugeot 403-7 1960 Les Classiques rear viewPeugeot 403-7 1960 Les Classiques rear view

Peugeot 204, rear view

Photo Benjamin in

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Length 4 450 51.1 50.9
Width 1 670 19.2 19.8
Height 1 500 17.2 17.4
Wheelbase 2 660 30.6 30.7
Front track 1 340 15.4 15.7
Rear track 1 320 15.2 15.6
Wheel diameter 660 7.6 7.3
Tyre width 155 1.8 2.0

Molotow Liquid Chrome marker
€5,95 (⌀ 1 mm) or €6,25 (⌀ 2 mm),
at Le géant des beaux-arts

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