First of all sorry that I was still too lazy to translate all the text, so most of this was translated with the computer.
Beginning of the distribution at customers. Five colours
available: ivory, turquise, grey, tangorot, black.
At the end of May 1960:
Assembly of prismafoermigen station lights. 4 lighting
points, the parking light remains on with switched on headlights. The
portion up (between) the doors is painted disguised instead of.
Extended accelerotor pedal.
The rear number sign is shifted upward. Conception 404 with
The colour tangorot is omitted.
New heater operation directly of Sofica, omission of the
edges of chrome at the instrument carrier.
The muffler becomes shielded by a heat sheet metal. New
steering element with 8 teeth instead of 6.
Transmission C3 with extended teeth.
New version Berline Grand Tourisme super Luxe (colour
graumetall, chromium-plated instead of painted lamp rings, special
wheel covers, leather interior equipment, front central arm rest,
carpet " Moquette " in front).
Fuel gauge improves (display in 0, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1, P)
The lever of the seat track adjustment receives a black
button. Modified trunk lock.
The glove drawer flap is not any more doubly.
The symbol numbers are not hit no more into the vehicle
identification plate. The end of the exhaust system is shifted to the
right. The wheels are painted in graumetall. Transfer of the luggage
compartment light into the front part of the luggage cover.
New, rectangular interior light, around 10 mm increased front
brakes (of 50 to 60 mm), carpet in the back in a piece (beforehand 3),
the armature screen receives a " anti-reflection coat lacquer finish
New instrument panel with round louvers, to which workstation
of the former ashtray a Zierblende installed modernization of the "
air conditioning system / ventilation ", which ashtrays fastened in
the center, combination switches for windshield wipers - and washing
plant, which starterzug (Choke) installed, where beforehand the
operation of the windshield wiper system was, assembly of increased
reflectors, new frontal view that
" Sofica - air conditioning system ", will by 20mm to 11.5 mm
broad modified lateral chrome borders and hood border, to protection
strip in the doors with " Loewenlogo ", chrome borders on the
rainwater gutters replace borders on the doors, door arm rests to
become modified, new far (blue amiral 1023).
With the super Luxe, assembly of chrome window frameworks.
Since the salon October 1961:
Conception of the Cabriolets, available as carburetors or a
Omission of the word " Danger " on the thermometer.
Number sign set in and no longer smoothly.
The heater radiator receives a cock.
Assembly of an improved suspension.
Suspension in front again co-ordinated, additionally torsion
Shock absorber in the back now identically to Cabriolet. New
steering wheel with metal ring from " Zamak " and modified Peugeot
Logo in the center. The steering column is lowered. Modification of
the buttons for starterzug and windshield wiper system, larger
ashtray, Metalleiste at the door inside. Modernization of the front
seats. Interior light with edge of chrome.
Conception of the models Familiale and Commerciale with 5
wheel lugs instead of 3, suspension in the back with 4 coil springs
instead of 2, high-grade steel bumper from a piece, luggage cover can
be opened better, to spare wheel under the baggage compartment floor
in front (from the outside errei chbar).
With the Commerciale - versions the instrument panel is
simplified and the Interieur is from " Simili ".
With the Cabriolets: New steering wheel with hupenring,
Peugeot - signature at the tail, Hechscheibe can be opened.
Conception of the version super - Luxe with fuel injection
engine, hand start crank and vehicle identification plates are
shifted. The operation of the air conditioning system is again made
Presentation of the Coupè on the salon.
New colour (1028 emeraudegruen) for the Grand Tourisme -
With the super - Luxe versions with fuel injection engine,
front brake linings grooved.
The Commerciale versions receives a windshield wiper system,
door handles and window cranks made of metal, as well as trim over
smolder-learn, in the center and at the roof.
Conception 404 Diesels (engine XD 85), with interior
equipment from " Simili ".
5-fold stored engine with all 404 Benzinern.
All models equipped from now on with 5 crankshaft bearings.
Now front brakes with increased diameter (280 mm) for all models
(beforehand only for injecting versions), front seats changes, bumper
horn from india rubber.
New wheel covers for the SL a splashes, the Cabriolets and
The Familiale receives small ashtrays in the rear doors
instead of the ashtray of the central arm rest, which middle bank
replaced by two single seats, therefore is omitted the central arm
With the Commerciale - versions: Sky covering from " Simili
" instead of cloth.
New engine XD88 (8CV, disengaging exhaust from plastic,
injection pump of Bosch). versions Commerciale: Pay load sign in
lozenge form on the right fender in front. Versions Cabriolet and
Coupè: Omission of the lighting under the instrument panel, zw
eifarbige front lights in angular form instead of round (now parking
light combines with turn signal).
Points of anchorage for front seat belts at the soil,
disengaging exhaust, new colour: red.
three-part tail lamps with all models, new colour: grey.
Omission of the hand start crank for all gasoline models.
The performance of the carburetor models is raised (XC 5).
With the models Grand - Tourisme and Familiale: internal
tuerknoepfe and levers, identically to Cabriolet and Coupè), coverings
at the pages and at the back from a special plastic.
Introduction of the Hydrovacbremse. XCKF2-Motor with
increased performance and double exhaust pipe, omission of the
coursecourse course under the instrument panel. Tachoeinteilung to
190 km/h instead of 170 km/h.
The injecting models receive " high-speed tire " (Michelin
Thermostable brakes for the SL models, improvement of the
rims and wheel covers (8 holes instead of 6 for the better cooling of
New engine XD 88 for Familiale like already in the case of
With the models with supported brake, a unterdruckbehaelter
at the front, is installed left interior fenders additionally:
Control light at the instrument panel for defective brake assembly or
negative pressure lacking.
404 for the first time with ZF - automatic transmissions,
being to spare wheel no more, but under the baggage compartment floor.
Load-sensitive bremskraftverteiler at the rear axle, Heizugsgeblaese
in 2 steps, headlight flasher, anti-dazzle mirror, 2 ashtrays at the
rear door linings, Zigarrettenanzuender with the SL. fan from plastics
with 6 wings instead of from steel with 3 wings. Water pump
lubricate-free, hinged number sign fixably and lower edge of the
instrument panel immediately padded. Thermal Voltme more ter instead
New Interieur and instruments with round dials.
Referred steering wheel, new engine XC6 in the case of the
The Cabriolet and Coupè versions receive a radiator grille
with Iode - to auxiliary headlights, increased turn signals, louvers
in the front mask sheet metal, fuel injection engine with increased
performance, " panorama back window ".
Conception of the " Pick Up" versions (U8).
Rims up-to-date, bumper in the back more closely at the body,
rectangular reflectors, new wheel covers (with exception that super -
Luxe), new instrument panel, new transmission
(BA7) with modified gear change, cross panel in the back
Conception the version Confort (404/8): no bumper horns, no
rear arm rest, easy configuration, old, rectangular instrument panel,
body without chrome, disc brakes in front (like already with the
export version the USA) and smaller engine performance.
Flexible Schalthebelknauf, no more door bags.
Cabriolet and Coupè: Iode - long range headlights.
Adjustment of the versions Coupè and Cabriolet.
Cabrio with carburetor: 3014 units, Cabrio with Injection:
Coupè with carburetor: 1638 units, Coupè with Injection:
Bumper horns with rubber, stabilizer seaweeds in front and in
the back, new door linings with new door openers (which in 504 use
found later), upward shifted arm rests and new window lifters.
Assembly of disc brakes in front.
The sedans with fuel injection engine are omitted.
Complete adjustment of the injecting he and super - Luxe
All versions received supported disc brakes in front in
connection with a steering wheel lock.
Adjustment of the 404/8 sedans.
Chromium-plated lamp rings, omission of the station lights on
the fenders, one-piece bumpers. The tail lamps receive one integrated
back-up light each. Bumpers with widened bumper corners. Omission of
the high-grade steel screens on the hinte ren bumper. New control
light for " light " in the speedometer. The glove drawer is not
lockable any longer. Two points of anchorage for the seat belts
instead of one. Front backrests without transverse joint. Lower door
lining from now on without protection from Kun ststoff in the " metal
End of the 404/8.
Windshield wiper receives 2-Geschwindigkeiten.
The performance of the carburetor engines is reduced.
Manufacturing of the models Commerciale and Familiale is stopped.
The performance of the diesel engine is lowered. All models
receive a lion instead of coats of arms in the radiator grille and a
hazard warning flasher.
Production end in Europe (exception: Pick UP).
Production end in Europe for the Pick UP - models.
Production end de Peugeot 404 in Kaduna (Nigeria).
The Peugeot 404 was presented almost at the same time in most
countries. In Great Britain the classical program was delivered as "
right steering wheel ". For the remaining European market apart from
small country-specific special feature EN the French model pallet was
Also in Asia the 404 one drove out, like already before it
the models 203 and 403.
Particularly as taxi the label was Peugeot much likes here.
In March 1961 on that Geneva salon the version " 404 export
the USA " was introduced. Standard configuration: the permission
regulations appropriate emission control " copilot pole air ", disc
brakes in front, seat belts, lateral reflectors, padded lever
aturenblende, two-stage windshield wiper and when desired: Automatic
transmission with control " ZF ". The model pallet was smaller than
in Europe, contained the versions BREAK and Familiale however among
other things. The 404 until 1969 into the United States gelief one
The versions for Latin America essentially corresponded to
the " Africa models ", however with strengthened bumpers (chrome pipes
such as ramming protection guards).
Also in Argentina the 404 still long years one built,
equipped with special rims and modified headlights.
The models for the African market differed by a strengthened
Additionally a version with the internal designation 404 AF,
for South Africa, with that became 10 CV - engine after the European
produktionseinstellung for longer time (XM)hergestellt, which admits
in this country from the Peugeot 504 is.
Special 404 Pick subroutine U10 both for South Africa and for
Argentina one manufactured, the loading space planks were chamfered
and lower as with the appropriate European version.
Apart from numerous changes of the most diverse workshops for
crafts enterprises and companies,
as well as special preparations for police and fire-brigade,
are worth mentioning the among other things following special
- 404-Limousine route de France (15 times), equipped with
u-shaped of low-cut rear door for easier supply of the wheel running
sportsmen e.g. with beverages, additionally with bicycle holding for
several racing cycles
- A series of 404-Pick-Up as tractor to the feed of trailers
between the Peugeot - workshops. The vehicle equipped with a disk
structure and an oversized trailer coupling.
- The company Henri Chapron, admits DS for its Citroen -
Cabriolets, gerfertigt two copies 404 Cabriolet on base of the sedan.
But the front doors were extended, the rear doors were omitted
- Prototype 404 sedan. In the year 1966 for a " taper ratio
study " a prototype of the sedan with a " Cabrio - Coupè - was
manufactured tail ". The gas cap was over the rear, left bumper horn,
the number supporter was not umklappb AR.
- 404-Weltrekordcabriolet with diesel engine. A Cabriolet
concerns on the left side with an airplane pulpit was provided. The
complete front mask was arranged more aerodynamically, the turn
signals by large auxiliary headlights erset time both pages was
provided with extra large 404-Logos in front. Altogether this vehicle
did not achieve fewer than 40 world records.