- One of only 79 UK RHD cars
- Powerful fuel-injected engine
- Retrimmed interior
- Smart white paintwork
The Pininfarina-designed cabriolet version of the Peugeot 404 added a bit of Italian flair to this popular French classic. It looks equally suave with its roof up or down and the clean, sharp lines are beautifully executed.
This particular 404 benefits from being fitted with the fuel-injected engine, which produced 95 bhp and was capable of a heady 104 mph, making it the ideal candidate for a trip down the autoroute to the South of France.
With its smart, retrimmed interior and well-preserved white paintwork, this 404 cabriolet will add a touch of class to any driveway.
The History and Paperwork
- Manufactured in 1967
- Original literature included: 404 Peugeot Cabriolet et Coupé Super Luxe
- Originally a UK car, exported to New Zealand
- NOVA present and taxes paid
- Road Tax and MOT exempt
- Less than 60,000 miles recorded
- Some documentation from New Zealand
- What appears to be a New Zealand numberplate still fitted
- Excellent retrimmed interior
- Leather seat covers in superb condition
- Contrasting red carpets
Opening the door to this Peugeot’s interior reveals a beautifully appointed cabin with supportive black leather seats and a contrasting set of red carpets. The seats appear to have hardly been sat in, and their generally excellent condition suggests that they have been retrimmed at some point. Similarly, the carpets appear so clean and tidy that they could well also be new.
The front passengers are treated to the luxury of having seatbelts and the fantastic view out over the stylish dashboard. The broad steering wheel comes complete with a chrome horn ring and column gear change. Bold, clear instruments full the binnacle and the rest of the dashboard is a riot of polished chrome and padded vinyl. It all appears to be in excellent shape.
A Pininfarina log sits in pride of place in front of the passenger, reminding the occupants of the car’s chic designers. And a spacious sliding tray does sterling service as a glovebox. Under the dashboard, the wiring loom can be seen, and could benefit from being tidied up a little.
To the rear, the spacious boot has plenty of space for luggage, as well as a full size spare wheel, which wears a fresh looking Continental tyre.
- Cabriolet body in great condition
- Excellent white paintwork
- Panoramic rear window
The rare and attractive cabriolet body on this 404 gives it a suave, sophisticated appearance, while the round headlamps help retain that retro appeal. The body appears to be in generally very good condition throughout, with good panel gaps and smart lines.
It wears smart white paintwork, which remains in excellent shape. There are very few chips and scratches to be seen, and the chrome plated trim is similarly undamaged. The lamp lenses look clear and bright, and the fabric cabriolet hood looks smart and tidy, its panoramic rear window allowing excellent visibility.
Underneath, the car looks very solid from what we could see. There is, of course, the usual amount of surface corrosion to be seen, but there doesn’t appear to be any obvious damage to report. Steel wheels complete the car, and they carry large chrome hubcaps. The tyres all appear to retain good tread.
- Fuel-injected four-cylinder engine
- Engine canted at an angle to allow a low bonnet line
- Rear-wheel drive
Lifting the low bonnet of this Peugeot reveals a tidy engine bay and a four cylinder engine. But all is not quite what you might expect: The engine is mounted at a jaunty angle in order to reduce its height and allow for that rakishly low bonnet line.
The suspension components and running gear look to be in good order, with a little surface rust but no major issues we could see. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a manual transmission, with a steering column mounted gearshift.
Power figures are reported to be 95 bhp, thanks to the fuel injection, with a maximum speed of 104 mph. A very respectable performance for a small-engined ‘60s saloon.
A supremely stylish cabriolet, with a beautiful retrimmed interior and rakish lines.
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