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.
This very rare and original Right-Hand drive coupe example still retains its original colour scheme. Fitted with the far more practical fuel injection system from new, the car is described to run well. These iconic 404’s have a strong following, especially in central Europe making this rare coupe a very interesting prospect indeed.