This car was born out of necessity. While Americans had their Chevrolet Nomad and the British their Aston Martin DB5, the French were not to be left out. This prompted Peugeot to commission Italian design house Pininfarina, to create the Peugeot Riviera.
Launched during the Paris Auto Show in 1971, the Riviera raised a lot of heads. Based on the most successful model the Peugeot 504, the Riviera defied people’s imaginations of space. Though most of the outside shape was retained except the 4 rectangular shaped headlights, Pininfarina provided seats at the rear that could be folded, lighter alloy wheels and all the luxury essentials. It was about to get into final production and is rumoured that even catalog’s were printed, but at the last minute Peugeot decided to scrap plans. Pininfarina ended up making only 3 cars.
It is known that one car is lost, another car participates in exhibitions from time to time and the last car is in the hands of a private Spanish collector making this scale model all the more desirable.
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|Dimension (in inches)||13 x 7 x 6|
|Make||Best of Show|