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French Friday!

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Vive la Révolution! Je viens d'aller sur avec le vendredi français! In other words: Can't find a Ferrari so here again is a French beauty. Having done quite a sporty car last week I decided to display a more common car. Back in it's days.

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It's a Peugeot 203. The 203 was a medium sized car offered with 2 or 4 doors and also could be bought as a wagon or convertible. It was built from 1948 to 1960 and I think the wagon was the first time Peugeot created a 'Familiale'-version of, a 6-seater (3 rows of seats).

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This one though is the bestselling 203 4-door saloon. It was Peugeots first car having a monocoque. The engine only had around 40bhp so it was quite slow. But this didn't keep it from taking part in racing events.

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This Wagon won the Cape-town to Paris race in 1953, it was 15,000 km (9,300 mi) and they performed it in a record time of 17 days. The event also sparked interest in the incredible fuel economy of the vehicle - a single tank lasted 900 km (560 mi), even with the tough terrain.

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Back to the model itself. It's a 1/43 Solido. So, if you've read my French Friday post from a couple of weeks ago of the Facel Facellia, it comes with both the 'travel'-box and a blisterpackage.

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Next week I'm diplaying something sporty again. Definitely French. And you probably all know it despite it being rare...

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