Thursday, April 25, 2019

Rare = Crap or Fact? 1968 Peugeot 204 Roadster

There is a fine line between a car that is rare because its manufacturer limited the production of vehicles (because of exclusivity) and those cars that are rare because they were total crap when first released or have all rusted into oblivion..and this next car straddles that fine line like a cowboy riding a 2D horse....because Peugeot built 1.6 million examples of the 204 model, but I just don't have the foggiest how many ragtops made it to the US of A...but I have never seen on in the flesh.  Find this 1968 Peugeot 204 Roadster offered for $10,900 in Chicago, IL via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1968 peugeot 
condition: good 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
fuel: gas 
paint color: red 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: convertible 
Very Rare !!!!!!...... Peugeot 204 convertible with convertible Soft top and Factory Hardtop!!! You Can Search the internet and you will not find another in the USA for sale........ Very Low Production Number

Body and underside is extremely bubbles or rust...............was stored for many years in dry storage
newer exhaust

See a better way to drive something strange?


  1. You ran this exact same car last month. Yes, it's legal in California, but excess marijuana usage can cause a loss in memory. I'm assuming someone in the DT office is still high from 4/20. Either that, or they've really got it bad for a certain Peugeot.

  2. I can't see a more appropriate time to use the term "Deja Vu!"

  3. A red convertible designed by Battista Farina himself?
    I’ll take two.

  4. Can I make a Columbo joke although his was older. These are pretty cool cars with possibly the most comfortable seats in auto history.

    1. Yep, you're right about the seats. The French really know how to treat a rear end.... wait, that didn't come out right......

  5. This should be considered "scarce" as opposed to "rare"...there IS a difference. Rare is a Hemicuda convertible. Very few built, but still nearly all are accounted for. Scarce is something that was plentiful once, but not so much these days. Ford built over 10 million Model T cars. How many do you see now? That defines "scarce". I believe the Pug ragtop shown fits the latter.


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