Peugeot 404 Coupé and Cabriolet
|Production||1962 to 1968|
|Total production||Coupe: 6.837 / Cabriolet: 10.388|
|Assembly plant||Pininfarina San Giorgio|
|Maximum speed||148 to 167 km / h|
|Body and chassis|
|Body styles||Coupe / Cabriolet|
|Engine and Powertrain|
|Engine type||XC / XC5 / XC6|
|Engine size||1.618 cm 3|
|Engine location||Front Longitudinal|
|Maximum torque||180 to 314 Nm|
|Engine power||65 to 88 hp|
Manual 5 speed Automatic 4 speed option
|Steering||rack and pinion|
|Weights and Dimensions|
The Peugeot 404 Coupé & Cabriolet are cars of the Peugeot brand manufactured in Italy by the Pininfarina body at its San Giorgio Canavese factory near Turin .First presented at the Paris Motor Show of 1962.Derived from the 404 sedan. It does not retain any bodywork element, it has been entirely designed, developed and manufactured by the famous Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina .
The manufacturer of Sochaux had started a solid collaboration with the famous Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina in 1954 for its participation in the line of the Peugeot 403 sedan. On the strength of this success, the two companies signed an exclusive five-year contract on April 1, 1957. Following this contract the Italian designer is entrusted by Peugeot project 404 which will be a great commercial success.
This collaboration for the Peugeot 404 sedan convinced the brand's customers who appreciated the radical change with its elegant and modern style taken from the Fiat 1800/2100 The similarity of style does not only concern the sedan, the convertible and the coupe also have strong resemblances with the Fiat 1500 and 1600S coupes and spiders.
With the rapid success of the sedan, the manufacturer declines the cabriolet in 1961 and the coupe in 1962. These models will receive specific bodies whose elements are not taken from the sedan. The elegant line with this stall at the waistline after the door is a will of the bodybuilder Pininfarina. He realized on this occasion the first coupe and cabriolet for the lion brand.
The coupé also marks an important development in the collaboration between Pininfarina and Peugeot because, in addition to having designed the model, the crates are manufactured entirely in its factory in Turin . The bodybuilder realizes and assembles all body parts and dresses the cabin. The boxes, adorned with a discreet logo of the Italian coachbuilder, return to Sochaux to receive their mechanics.
The 404 coupé and cabriolet will benefit from a very slight facelift with the appearance of two additional optics integrated into the grille.
Production of the coupe version amounted to 6,837 copies and the convertible to 10,388. Some sources mention 6,834 and 6,841 for the Coupé and 10,387 or 10,389 for the convertible.