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Peugeot 404 – Everything you need to know

After the success of the Peugeot 403, in the late 1950s came the time for a new family car for the French car manufacturer. The Peugeot 404 was launched on May 11, 1960 and remained in production until 1991. In total, nearly three million copies were produced.

Many different versions

The Peugeot 404 was a huge success. The French all-rounder, designed by the well-known designer Pininfarina, was very reliable at the time. It came in all shapes and sizes. Different body styles are one reason the car is successful. There really was something for everyone.

All types Peugeot 404

You can choose from the station wagon version (break en Family oriented In French), sedan, coupe, convertible and even a pickup variant (cameo and forkonet), which was widely used in rural France. So the 404 was ideal for a day out with the family, for the business driver as a mile-eater, and for the man or woman who wants to travel by air through the boulevard of Nice. This is all possible Peugeot 404. Well done, Mr. Pininfarina.

Rally wins

The fact that the Peugeot 404 is a true all-rounder is evident from the rally success achieved by the French car. This model won the East-Africa-Safari Rally three times in a row (1966, 1967 and 1968). The same rally was won by Peugeot in 1963. 404 was also widely used as a taxi. In that sense you can compare it to a London taxi.


The Peugeot 404 was introduced with a 1.6-liter petrol engine, coupled with a Solex carburetor and a four-speed manual transmission. Peugeot also offered a semi-automatic and three-speed automatic from the ZF. The fuel was then injected into the 1.6-liter engine. The station wagon variants had a 1.5-liter petrol engine. Another popular engine variant is the 1.9 liter diesel. The maximum speed of the most powerful petrol model is 160 km / h.

All machines in a row:

8 CV petrol, 1468 cc, carburetor, 60 hp

9 CV petrol, 1618 cc carburetor, 72 hp (with 85 hp needle)

9 CV petrol, 1618 cc KF2 injection, 96 hp

8 CV diesel, 1816 cc, 55 hp

8 CV diesel, 1,948 cc, 64 hp

Erosion is the biggest enemy

One downside to the Peugeot 404 is that it tends to rust. This corrosion mainly occurs in wheel arches and suspension. If you want to buy one, it is wise to take the genius of classics with you on view to avoid a bad purchase. The engine is very strong, but it is still an old car. The Peugeot 404 may have some (invisible) flaws. If you find a good 404, there is something special for you in the garage.

Enthusiasts and experts

If you really want to know everything about 404, you should join the 404 Club. There are various associations and clubs – and in the Netherlands – that have a lot of enthusiasts and experts. So there is 404 Association And this Peugeot Club Netherlandsப்புகள் Clubs often organize tours and meetings. Biggest International Club ‘Lee Club404

APK Peugeot 404

Since many 404s are now over 50, they no longer have to go to the garage for a MOT. If you drive it too much, it is definitely wise to inspect the car regularly in a garage. The 404 Association itself offers Peugeot 404 owners a special MOT security check. You can also see the 404 survey on their website Download the manual and workshop report, You can check all the points in 404 yourself. Not all 404s are obsolete now, with the last variants of the 404 being built in 1991 as well. It no longer stops production line in France, but in Kenya. Fifteen years later, in France, production ceased in 1975. The French car was also manufactured in Canada, Chile, Argentina, Peru, South Africa, Malaysia, Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Uruguay and the United States.

404 Error

A funny fact: if the page you tried to view on the Peugeot website is not found or not – the well-known 404 error – you will see a picture of Peugeot 404.

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