Peugeot (Talbot Simca)

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Did you say Simcas? *Searches through cabinets* ... yes, I have a few ... all made by Altaya.

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Simca Aronde, the model that most older Australians would think of if you said "Simca".

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Simca Aronde Fourgonnette, love the livery.

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Simca Gordini GP car, 1949

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Simca Gordini T8, from 1947-53.

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Simca Oceane, from the 'Route Bleue' diorama series

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Simca Weekender (1955)

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Tom wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Not in any way limited in age. Post away!
Well, OK, then. :)

Now for something different:

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Peugeot Type 116.

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Peugeot 402 Darl'Mat & Peugeot 302 Darl'Mat Roadster.

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Nice array of French metal, RT!

I have the same 402 Darl'Mat as you've shown, but I now covet your 302 Darl'Mat! I'm still finding all my 203s to post here, but there's a Darl'Mat version of that as well.

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Now for a few miscellaneous others, plus two stylish early Talbot-Lagos.

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Minichamps 505 in a blah colour

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Darl'Mat 402

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Long wheelbase J7 van, bought with a future conversion/diorama in mind, and no progress in the last 2 years on that little project.

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Talbot-Lago 4.5, from the early 1950s.

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Talbot-Lago T150 CSS from 1939.

Both these Talbot-Lagos were produced after the British Talbot company split itself up, selling its British factories to the Rootes Group. The French portion was bought by Antonio Lago, who added his name to the all new Talbots he then produced. So they are Talbots, but I've always thought of them as Lagos. Later on the Talbot name was put into mothballs in the late 50s, until Peugeot revived it in the late 70s. The cars produced after that date hold no interest for me at all. Did I get the potted history right, Tom?

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Tom wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:13 pm
I didn't know you had so many Peugeots, Martin!
After Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Ford (due to local motor racing vehicles), Peugeot would be the next most numerous theme in my collection Tom. While Italian flair has always been my primary love when it comes to motor vehicles (and racing), I did go through a Peugeot-phase owning a 505, 307 and 407 through the 2000s. Now with FCA and PSA looking like they will join together, the circle is complete - Alfa did emerge from the ashes of the Italian arm of the Darracq business after all.

I am really liking this thread Tom, thanks for starting it - and for Jamie for stocking it with some classics as well.
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Ready for too many Peugeot 203s? Must admit to a major soft spot for these Pugs. A 203 was my first attempt to "restore" an old car. It had 300,000 miles on the clock so it needed a fair bit of work, but it was wonderful fun to drive once we had it all running well again. When I started collecting 1:43 scale models, I soon discovered a goodly array of different body styles in this reliable workhorse of a postwar Pug. So here's my 203 garage ...

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Your el-basic 203 Berline, or sedan

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Cabriolet

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Decouvrable

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Familiale

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Commerciale

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Fourgonnette

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Pickup/Light truck with canopy (needs 2 pix because the model is nice), and ...

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Pickup/light truck with the removable canopy off

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2-door coupe

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Van

And in the next post, all sorts of variations of 203s, in addition to the various body styles ...

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And now for the variations

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Michelin van

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Tour de France support vehicle

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Paris taxi

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Route Bleue diorama of a farmer's protest over prices, featuring a 203 light truck

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Cheesy "La Vache Qui Rit" van

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Stylish Darl'Mat

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Cinesound film crew modified familiale (by me) for a diorama on the Redex Rallies in Australia

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Casablanca Taxi

And last but definitely not least, the Rally Winner!
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Peugeot 203, a plastic model that I modified to create a replica of Ken Tubman's winning Peugeot 203 which took out the inaugural 1953 Redex Reliability Trial in Australia.

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Fantastic depth and breadth to this thread thanks to RT and Jamie- thanks gents, you've shown why I'm such a fan of the Themed pictures threads.

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There really is some great stuff pictured here.
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I think you are the gagnant du prix for your Peugeot collection. :D Impressive.

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Some great models and wonderful photos.
Collector of 1:43 Scale Fords

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Will post some tomorow. Love some of these 8-)
I'm not addicted to models, an addict admits their problems & I don't have a problem.


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Fab cars Dave, I want that Sunbeam Lotus...

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Cheers Tom. Would swap...for another one :lol:
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That whole post-war series of Peugeots — the 203s, 403s, 404s, 504s — represents a golden era of excellent French engineering to me.

When I was restoring a Peugeot 203 in the early 1980s I found it remarkably easy to find parts for it, not only because Peugeot was still making parts for them in the 1980s, but also because all manner of parts, such as simple suspension bushings, were still common to the whole series.

My favourite Peugeot from that time remains the 404, and I even contemplated taking a trip from Australia to New Caledonia so I could just spend a few weeks on a tropical island surrounded by French cars! Never happened.

In Australia, the 404s that everyone knew were the sedan, the familiale wagon and the light truck. But I yearned for a 404 cabriolet, and it wasn't until I visited France later in the 1980s that I got to see 404 cabriolets in the "flesh". Lovely cars, nice mix of conservative and stylish at the same time.

Here's two dioramas I did in Photoshop using my little cabriolet 404. Still love the way it looks.

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Fab job!
The local Peugeot dealer (now gone) used to have an immaculate 404 cabriolet in the showroom. There's another running around locally that I hope to photograph someday.

Meanwhile there are two more Peugeots that I have added to my collection. The first is this nice basic 403 by Odeon
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