1948-1960, 685828 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Work had gone on during the war on a post-war car so that the 203 was ready to introduce in the autumn of 1947. The 203 was an extremely modern car with streamlined monocoque body and a fine four-cylinder overhead valve engine that produced 42 bhp from a capacity of 1,300 cc. The engine had a bore/stroke relationship of 75 x 73 and hemispherical combustion chambers in the aluminium cylinder head.
The Peugeot 203 could be bought as an estate in 1950 with a 200 mm (8 in) longer wheelbase than the saloon. The cabriolet or convertible was called "decouvrable" by the French. The sides of the car were fixed but the entire roof could be rolled back.
Although the 203 was built for many more years, a successor appeared in 1955.
|1290cc||S4 OHV||75mm x 73mm|
|Publication||Classic Cars September 2003|
|Our Cars - 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre-Phil Bell. 1985 Fiat 124 Spider-Ben Field. 1972 Fiat 130 Saloon-Martin Buckley. 1969 Triumph Vitesse, 1967 Jaguar 420-Malcolm McKay.|
|Publication||Classics Monthly May 2007|
|Pug power - The Peugeot 203 looks so out of place on the track, that somehow it's just perfect. Peugeot 203|
My Classic and I - The Lionheart - 1948 Peugeot 203.
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car August 2002|
|My Classic and I - The Lionheart - 1948 Peugeot 203.|
Classic Car Weekly 22 August 2001 pg 8
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 22 August 2001|
|Buying Power. Peugeot 205 GTI. The 205 GTI changed Peugeot's staid image overnight, stealing the Volkswagen Golf's hot-hatch crown into the bargain, says Ben Field.|