Styled by Pininfarina, the 404 was offered initially in saloon, estate and pickup guises. A convertible was added in 1962, and a coupé in 1963. The 404 had a 1.6-litre petrol engine, with either a Solex carburettor, although Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection, or a 1.9-litre diesel engine were available as options. Another option, introduced at the Paris Motor Show as an alternative to the standard column-shift manual unit, was a 3-speed ZF automatic transmission similar to that already offered on certain BMW models. Popular as a taxicab, the 404 enjoyed a reputation for durability and value. Peugeot’s French production ended in 1975.
Offered with its original owners manual and numerous maintenance bills, this very original example was a present to its previous custodian as a Valentines present. Used as a daily driver, the car is in beautiful condition and ready to be appreciated by its next custodian.