Peugeot 403 Berline 1959 (3326)

Peugeot 403 Berline 1959 (3326)

Manufacturer: Peugeot SA, Sochaux – France
Type: 403 Berline
Production time: April 1955 – October 1966
Production outlet: 655,935
Engine: 1468cc straight-4 8CV Peugeot XB2/XB5 TN3 OHV I-Head
Power: 58 bhp / 4.900 rpm
Torque: 101 Nm / 2.500 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 135 Km/h
Curb weight: 1056 kg
Wheelbase: 104.7 inch
Chassis: ponton, three-box and monobloc self-supporting steel unibody
Steering: rack and pinion
Gearbox: four-speed manual / all synchromesh / steering column shift
Clutch: single dry plate disc
Carburettor: Solex 32 PBICc
Fuel tank: 50 liter
Electric system: Ducellier 12 Volts 58Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: hydraulic 10 inch Lockheed drums (with two primary jaws)
Brakes rear: hydraulic 10 inch Lockheed drums
Suspension front: independent transverse wishbones, upper triangular crossbars, lower transverse coil springs + piston dampers
Suspension rear: beam axle, thrust struts, Panhard rod, longitudinal coil springs + telescopic dampers
Rear axle: live
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1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (5 of 5)

1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (5 of 5)

The second generation Thunderbird built from 1958 to 1960 were Ford’s first unibody cars, and were also America’s first production cars with bucket seats and a full length center console. The 58-60 Thunderbird’s are commonly referred to as the "Squarebirds" due to their design.

Photographed at the 2009 International Route 66 Mother Road Festival in Springfield, Illinois on September 25-27, 2009.

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Red Jaguar Mark 1: Chrome “pouncing Jaguar” statuette on front of the hood, plus badge on hood

Red Jaguar Mark 1: Chrome

The owner of this car posted a comment describing it thus (with added links to photos of what’s being described):

Hey Guys, thanks for noticing my car! 1958 MK1 3.4 Auto. I did add spoked wheels as the pressed steel rims were warped and not safe. I could not find originals and I like the spoked better. The cut away spats are in fact original to the 3.4 model, the earlier 2.4 had the full spats. I am sure the MK2 spats do not fit this car. I have the chrome for the front and rear windscreens but I think the prior owner put the wrong rubber seals so at present cannot be installed. The doors/windows are completely original and not the same as the MK2. Thank you again, she has had much suspension and breaking work and is cruising around with ease.

Pasting then from Wikipedia: Jaguar Mark 1:… Read More

Red Jaguar Mark 1: Parked in front of the garage

Red Jaguar Mark 1: Parked in front of the garage

The owner of this car posted a comment describing it thus (with added links to photos of what’s being described):

Hey Guys, thanks for noticing my car! 1958 MK1 3.4 Auto. I did add spoked wheels as the pressed steel rims were warped and not safe. I could not find originals and I like the spoked better. The cut away spats are in fact original to the 3.4 model, the earlier 2.4 had the full spats. I am sure the MK2 spats do not fit this car. I have the chrome for the front and rear windscreens but I think the prior owner put the wrong rubber seals so at present cannot be installed. The doors/windows are completely original and not the same as the MK2. Thank you again, she has had much suspension and breaking work and is cruising around with ease.

Pasting then from Wikipedia: Jaguar Mark 1:… Read More