Sunday, April 14, 2019

1968 Peugeot 204 Cabriolet

The 204 was a small FWD Peugeot. Introduced in 1965, it came with an 1100cc aluminum 4 cylinder engine that put out around 53 HP. It was the first Peugeot to feature disc brakes. The Pininfarina styled body is very attractive, especially in coupe and convertible form.

Peugeot introduced the 204 in 1965. By 1972 it was the best selling car in France. Besides the coupe and convertible (cabriolet) it was available as in as a sedan and a station wagon. Despite its success in France, Peugeot never officially exported the 204 to the United States. They did sell it in Canada, though.

I assume this car was originally sold in Canada. It has U.S. style sealed beam headlights. It's odd that Peugeot would have gone through the trouble of that conversion and not offer it at all in the United States, especially the cabriolet. Granted, the 1.1 liter engine was tiny, but I'm sure it could have taken a few sales from VW's Karmann Ghia and some of the smaller British sports cars. If nothing else, its styling would have brought a few more people into the Peugeot showrooms.

Peugeot called this car a cabriolet. The seller is calling this car a roadster. Technically, I guess, he's not wrong. The car is just a 2 seater.

The body of this 204 looks to be in nice shape. I would assume that it has been repainted. Peugeots of this era rusted badly, so checking for poorly done rust repair is a must. The interior has some wear, but nothing too serious.

The asking price for this car is $10,900.00. I'm not sure if that price is too high, too low, or just right. They just don't come up for sale often in the U.S. It's one of those cars that if you want one, the right price is whatever you feel it's worth.

Located in Chicago, IL, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1 comment:

Johnson said...

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