Some car models do not know to give up. Think of the Landrover Defender, Volkswagen Beetle, Mercedes G-class and the Toyota Land Cruiser. Cars that cannot be removed from the streets, a dream of every car manufacturer. At a certain point the development costs are out and you only have to cough up the production costs. To achieve this, it must be a very good car. Not every car can be kept in production for 15 years.
The Peugeot 504 was a hit at the Paris Salon in 1968. An extremely well designed and developed car with a solid basis; front-length engine and rear-wheel drive. In addition to the sportier driving experience, also more balance. A successful successor to the 404, which has been in production since 1960. A year after the introduction, the 504 was awarded the (then very prestigious) Car of the Year title.
To extend the shelf life of a model, there must be many successful variants. Also something the Peugeot 504 has succeeded in. Eventually the 504 was offered as Coupe, Cabriolet, Break, Pickup, Dangel (4 × 4) and as Ambulance (the Loisirs).
We have a beautiful 504 sedan, performed in the Blanc Arrosa.
Technically speaking, the 504 is largely the same as the Berline, but the wheelbase (15 cm shorter) deviates considerably. He shares the 2.0 liter engine with injection with the 504 Cabrio.
In the end, just over 3 million 504s were delivered in Europe. Why are they hardly in the streets anymore? Export. Because the car is also very popular in African countries because of its simple technology and reliability. It is almost the French version of the Mercedes W123. A bottle of Dreft on wheels; it lasts longer, much longer!
This 504 is from 1973 and is in very good, original condition. The car is entirely in "birth" colors and the interior is still original. The car has been in the Netherlands since 2000, proudly owned by a (fairly large) Peugeot collector. We have the honor to sell some items from his collection; including this Cool Classic!