Monday, March 12, 2012

1968 Peugeot 404 Station Wagon

Another cool car and another ad with little information. Ugh.

The 404 built by Peugeot from 1960 until 1975. The body was designed by Pininfarina. Peugeot built over 1,800,000 of them. (Sedan, wagon, pickup truck, convertible and coupe combined.) Peugeot licensed to the car to several small manufacturers and it is estimated that another 2,800,000 were built through 1988.

The 404 was known for its durability and Peugeot tried to capitalize on that in the US with the ad slogan, "the toughest bargain you can drive." In 1968 Peugeot sold 4,864 404s in the US. That was a pretty good sales number for Peugeot in the US.

The engine in the US 404 is a 1.6 liter 4. The transmission in a 4 speed manual. A 3 speed automatic was an option. (I've never seen one, however.)

This car is being described as an "awesome little wagon." Other than saying that it has its original engine, a rebuilt carb, and just had a tune-up, nothing else is mentioned about its condition. Based on the pictures the body looks clean. The asking price is $2800.00.

Located in Pahrump, NV, click here to see the Craigslist ad.
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This is one of my favorite 404 pictures. Obviously the 404 pickup can carry just about anything. The camels have an almost smug look on their faces. It's as if they're looking at other camels and saying "Yep, that's right, we're not walking, we're riding. We're riding in style, too. Sucks to be you, bro."
This picture is courtesy of Curbside Classic.

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