Here’s a Peugeot 905, which was first raced in 1990 and went on to win at Le Mans in 1992 and 1993, filling the podium in the latter year. »
You thought the Peugeot 405 was somewhat lacking a certain something? Wanted to go from Paris to Dakar in a hurry? You were a Finnish gentleman called Ari Vatanen and you needed to get up Pikes Peak really, really quickly? »
We’ve had the Peugeot 205 and 305 so now we’re led chronologically to the 405 which despite its name and despite being a bigger car is regarded as replacing the 305. Like the 305 it was a three-box design with a variety of petrol engines and early versions of Peugeot’s XUD diesel. These were available without a turbo… »
Today’s Peugeot is of course the 305 which replaced the 304 in 1977 and was partially based on it, starting out with the same engines and gearboxes. Note the three stud wheels which were quite a thing then among French makers.
Yes, 2/05i. Having launched to the 205 to widespread acclaim Peugeot decided to do a GTI as it worked so well for VW. »
Like the 204 before it and the 305 after it the 304 was available as a van, basically a windowless break, known as the Fourgonnette. Like the break it retained the shorter body of the 204.
We’ve just seen the 304 coupé so meet the convertible. Even less commercially successful I’m afraid and of course worth a lot more now than the mainstream ones. Note the cute little hardtop on the blue one and the very French background. »