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The crumpled raincoat, the unkempt look,
the cigar, the seemingly befuddled and un-
threatening persona — ah, all hallmarks
of the beloved Detective Columbo.

And then there was his car. Always dirty,
frequently breaking down, and never without
its top down in spite of the fact that the
detective lived in California.

I got to wondering about that car today.
The dirty and possibly unsafe vehicle in
question was actually a 1959 Peugeot 403
convertible — today considered a classic.

For more information see here and here.

"Oh, and just one more thing…"

Peter Falk