In the new edition of L'Aronde I see with interest the Heuliez diesel 1100 estate, similar to the Talbot Wind.
I'm wondering what diesel engine would of been fitted. The Indenor unit popular with larger cars of the time wouldn't of fitted and been far to heavy. I can't imagine Peugeot would of released to them their 1548cc alloy diesel engine from the mk1 305GLD, that also had the gearbox in the sump. The XUD unit was far too new, and can't imagine them butchering a brand new Horizon LD to convert the 1100.
As stated in the article, the diesel 1100 was from a past copy of SIMCA Automobiel Club Nederland's magazine 'Simcarama'. I've now got my hands on a Dutch dictionary so will try to translate more of the text. I'll also ask their current Editor as I still send them a copy of our L'Aronde. Mick Their mag. has also featured a 'Simcamper'... built from the 1100 pickup with a large corrugated box back end. I have the photo somewhere. They said about 10 were made and at least one still survives. That also had the Rancho grille/slot mags treatment if i remember correctly.
One engine possibility is the diesel fitted to the Peugeot 204 estate and van from 1968 onwards, originally 1255cc, it was increased to 1357cc from 1973, and eventually also became available in the saloon right at the end of the run.
I have never seen one - or a 204 van for that matter!
Those little yellow plugs - Ziebart Rust Proofing - the elixir of a long Simca life!
The 204/304 engine was the same as the 305MK1, but as you say in smaller CC. They had gears in the sump like the Mini. The other odd thing was they had a belt driven cooling fan taking the belt through 90 degree angle to the front mounted rad, from the transverse engine unlike the Mini.