Cohort Sighting: Peugeot 404 Coupe — Franco-Italian Elegance

Peugeot 404 coupe fq

(first posted 1/21/2013)      You’ll have to indulge my Peugeot 404 mania one more time, as this is the first Coupe sighting posted at the CC Cohort, by BiTurbo228. We’ve looked at the Cabriolet, and you’ve already heard way to much about the sedan, full size, and not quite full-size. But the coupe? Well, its one of those cars that can look utterly classy and elegant in some pictures, and a just a wee bit off others. These shots rather split the difference. So I’ll show you a variety of them.

Peugeot 404 coupe srq

Unlike its truly superb successor 504 Coupe, the 404 Coupe and Cabriolet used much of the sedan front end, stylistically, if not the actual sheet metal. The rest of the body was pretty off-the rack Pininfarina for the time, and shares much in common with the Fiat 1500 Cabriolet.

peugeot 404 coupe-silver 1200

I had a major hard-on for one of these during my 404 years, and regret not buying the one I found in a 404-fanatic’s storage lot in Asuza. But then, he probably wouldn’t have let it go anyway in the end, despite the fact that it was getting sunburned after years of sitting outside. Just as well.

Peugeot 404 coupe 1960

The one to really have is the fuel injected version, which was not sold in the US. The Kugelfischer mechanical injection is a marvelous device, and gave the 1600cc engine some serious spunk, for the times.

Peugeot 404 coupe side

We can dream…