Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1963 Peugeot 404 – The Oldest Working Taxi in Berlin (Updated)

Taxi!  I want to ride in this one…

Wouter Bregman posted this at the Cohort, stating that this 1963 Peugeot 404 is the oldest taxi in Berlin. I certainly don’t doubt that, and it’s a treat to see it. It’s virtually identical to one that we rode in during our visit to Vienna in 1969. I can still hear the clatter and thrum of the Indenor 1.9 L diesel four, which had all of 63 hp. But that was more than the Mercedes 200/220 at the time, and the Peugeot was a good bit lighter.

Update: this is a gas engined 404, bought by the current owner from Souther France and then prepped (rustproofing, etc.0 to be his full-time taxi. He’s added over 100,000 miles since he put it in service in 2011, and maintenance and upkeep costs have been very low. It just confirms what rugged cars these are.

And of course it looks almost identical to my ’68 404.  My in-depth CC on the 404 is here