Cohort Outtake: Peugeot 403 Pickup – Le Truck

How’s this for a splendid shot? And of a Peugeot 403 pickup, no less. Benoît shot it at Embres-et-Castelmaure, in the south of France. Now that’s a pickup I’d like to have.

I’m not going to do an in-depth look at these here, as we’ve covered them in my Peugeot wagons post. The front half may look like a 403 sedan, but the chassis has been substantially modified with a longer wheelbase and different rear suspension (leaf springs) and axle. These pickups can handle serious overloading, which was their typical use in Africa. Their ruggedness and durability became legendary. And some are still at it.