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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Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Coupé 1966 (3899)

Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Coupé 1966 (3899)

Manufacturer: Daimler-Benz AG, Stuttgart – Germany
Type: W111.021/IIIA 250 SE Coupé
Production time: September 1965 – January 1968
Production outlet: 5,259
Engine: 2496cc straight-6 Daimler-Benz M 129 I / 129.980 SOHC
Power: 150 bhp / 5.500 rpm
Torque: 216 Nm / 4.200 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 184 km/h
Curb weight: 1519 kg
Wheelbase: 108.3 inch
Chassis: X-frame chassis with auxiliary front frame and steel unibody
Steering: DB servo recirculating ball with damper
Gearbox: four-speed manual / all synchromesh / floor shift
Clutch: hydraulic operated single dry plate disc
Fuel system: Bosch manifold injection mechanically controlled (6-piston pump with start and warm-up automatic)
Fuel tank: 82 liter
Electric system: 12 Volts 55 Ah
Ignition system: electronic
Brakes front: Girling or ATE/Dunlop 10.75 inch hydraulic ATE-Servo discs
Brakes rear: Girling or ATE/Dunlop 10.98 inch hydraulic ATE-Servo discs
Suspension front: independent trapezoidal triangle cross-bar, double wishbones, rubber springs, torsion bar stabilizer, coil … Read More

Citroën 11CV Traction Avant 1955 (5832)

Citroën 11CV Traction Avant 1955 (5832)

Producer: Citroën S.A., Groupe PSA Peugeot Citroën, Saint-Ouen – France
Variety: 11CV Traction Avant
Engine: 1911cc straight-4
Electrical power: fifty six bhp / three.800 rpm
Pace: 118 km/h
Production time: 1939 – 1957
Production time: 1934 – 1957 (all TA’s)
Production outlet: 248,597
Production outlet: 759,111 (all TA’s)
Curb excess weight: 1110 kg

Particular:
– The Traction Avant is made by André Lefèbvre (spiritual father) and Flaminio Bertoni (remaining design and style) and was the initial mass generated front drive and fully welded unibody building vehicle in the world.
– The first prepare was to developed the TA with an computerized gearbox. The initial generation computerized gearboxes experienced “big problems” and was nicknamed “Friteuse” (‘Fryer’), because it boiled continually the oil in it.
– The engineers cobbled jointly (emergency measure and redesigned inside three weeks!) a handbook three-velocity gearbox (column/dash change), rarely fitted in the first housing of the computerized … Read More