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Peugeot 404

November 21st, 2007 by Rolph · 3 Comments

Close to were I spotted the Celica LT, I run into this nice classic Peugeot 404. This Pininfarina designed sedan was enormously robust, and I would say, lovely designed. And since there are nearly 2 million produced between 1960 and 1975 alone…

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I like a car like this, it is in mint condition, and the Pininfarina sleek design really works for this car. And don’t forget: this car would keep on going, the engine was built like a brick and the mileage sublime…

Some nice quotes ripped from the internet:

Paul, in Australia, was sparked by mention of a Peugeot 404: “Memories, memories, but then I am a Peugeot fanatic. As they say ‘Engineered to be Enjoyed’. Cars designed by engineers with drivers in mind.”

Keith: “Those cars were GREAT! They won all the front places in all the tough African rallies every year — Paris-Dakar, the East African Safari. Then they stopped making them, and the Toyotas took over. The 404 was the best car I’ve ever had.”

Paul: “A copy of Which Car 1996 (Australia) carried a photo of a Peugeot 404 with the following caption: ‘The best all-round four cylinder car seen in Australia and repeatedly named as the best car in the world by US experts. And they were right. Unbelievable suspension, amazing strength, unburstable 1.6 engine, the most sublime four-speed column shift, stainless steel trim, standard heater, enormous brakes and the best seats in the business. All for the price of a Holden poverty pack.’

A nice site with lots of info on this car can be found here.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jan // Nov 22, 2007 at 11:37

    Designer Michiel van den Brink probably would like it as much.

  • 2 emiel // Nov 23, 2007 at 0:54

    What has Vandenbrink to do with the 404 (nice car, btw, never noticed it much but I like it! thanks

  • 3 Jan // Nov 29, 2007 at 11:04

    @emiel, I believe he had an old Peugeot… I think he still has an old one, but much newer as this.

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