Friday, December 31, 2010

Beat on the Street - One Living and One Dead Peugeot 404

Surprisingly popular here in the land built on a sheep's back is the robust yet stylish Peugeot 404. Most having been long since retired from daily service in the US, the tough old Pugs seem to be popular with hobbyists and commuters alike. My 404 count so far in about two weeks is 4 which to me is a shockingly high number!

The first example shown was seen cruising the streets of Melbourne's historically preserved first suburb, Fitzroy. As an antithesis, the second example lies dormant, or likely beyond, in a barn near rapidly developing Charlestown, NSW.


  1. Hey, that's my car, and my husband, and my son!
    :-) (top picture!) My parents bought this 404 when I was gestating away inside my mum. I bought it from my brother in 1991. It's been everywhere - across to Perth, up to the Atherton Tablelands.

  2. Really?? That's incredible! One of my favorite cars that I saw in Australia. Hopefully you don't mind it being on the site!

  3. I'm really pleased it's on your site because sadly, only a few days after my comment, someone drove into the back us at a red light. Insurance won't cover the cost of repairs. Very sad....