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Interesting. Is it really an 'A'?
It doesn't have front indicators, but that stopped after 1955, which were 'C's' Also has a large rear windscreen and the roof water channels don't run all the way down to the boot.
Would be nice to see another returned to the fold though.
 

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203s might not be plentiful compared to many other makes of cars, but neither are the number of potential buyers. Factored in is also the cost of restoration and the expected sale price when/if it's eventually sold.
 

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They didn't. The car could be an import although the colour is consistent with Australian assembled cars. Or somebody may have put a French set of bumpers on. A lot can happen to a car over six decades.
 

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Interesting. Is it really an 'A'?
It doesn't have front indicators, but that stopped after 1955, which were 'C's' Also has a large rear windscreen and the roof water channels don't run all the way down to the boot.
Would be nice to see another returned to the fold though.
Right body for an A. The early ones were simply 203. Tail lights are C though. Could have been added.
 

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There were always private imports of Peugeots. I saw a 1958 203 brought from South Africa. Finish and paintwork were no better than a locally assembled car. There were a few East African 403's about including a familiale. Bloke had a 1959 203 for sale but he had ruined it by trying to make it into a 404. There were so many 204's mostly from PNG that Renault kept a parts book and a small spares stock. There are 18 new 203 registrations in Australia from 1958, all imports including 9 in 1961. So it being an import would be possible, or the bumpers off an import. If it came with 400mm wheels and bolt on hub caps they would have been changed for Australian ones because of the expense of the metric tyres.
 
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