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    504 coupe

    Were they ever sold here down under?

    Or are the lucky few to have hold of one manage to go through all that silly and painfull import duty to get it here ??

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    Not sure if they were sold new here.
    But i do know your paying bick bucks to buy units already in australia.

    If you wanted to find one and bring it in yourself, you would need to get compliance to drive it in Oz, i think Roland Pym can help you there.

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    The coupe wasn't sold here, the first I know of in the country was Roley's white one back in 1981 or so.

    There are probably 25 or so in Australia now, most have come in the past ten years. Being over thirty years old they don't attract excessive duties, but they're now very hard to find and very expensive overseas.

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    yeah i just a picy of one .. on this forum i think actually.. and they just look so... well.. nice...

    they mechanically very similar to the its bigger brother?

    they have teh PRV 6 in em of the smaller Ti 2L ?

    here is the darlin i have fallen in lust with wink

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    <small>[ 15 July 2003, 12:36 AM: Message edited by: bowie ]</small>

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    Fuel injected engines only, they had the choice of the Kugelfischer 2-litre or the V6.

    Look much better in the flesh than in photos... don't they?

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    Ray Bell:
    Fuel injected engines only, they had the choice of the Kugelfischer 2-litre or the V6.

    Look much better in the flesh than in photos... don't they?
    later models look even better
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    Originally posted by pugrambo
    <strong>later models look even better
    He heh... you have your taste and I have mine.

    The early one, as shown in white looks better every time. That's why I don't mind the pic of the crushed one, it had the big headlights.

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    Who do I think I'm kidding?.....

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    I'll weigh in here...

    My favourite 504 C front end is the later cars with the one piece Carello headlight (or is it SIEM?). It's definitely neater than the early one with Cibié light units, the main beam of which appeared in late production 404 Coupés, another front end design I'm afraid suffers in comparison to the earlier version.

    BUT

    My favourite 504 C rear end is the early one with the slanted taillights. The post 1974 cars' taillights are banal beyond belief (why did they ever change them???). Hey, to look like that paragon of style, the later production 304, yeah that's it

    So overall I'd have to side with Ray on this one.
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    Thanks Mike, that's a part of my reasoning too... but overall I prefer the smaller lights on the front as well...

    For those who don't know what we're talking about...

    <img src="http://members.atlasf1.com/raybell/pics/504cx2r.jpg" alt=" - " />

    Well, maybe that's a bit dark, I'll find the other one... one day...

    Anyway who can argue with this one?

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    Just to show that everybody has different taste...

    I like the early 504 coupe....

    ... but I hate the early tailights!

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    I LOVE the 504 cabrio. They are fantastic. As for the styling, I prefer the early ones, but I like the late ones too.
    did anyone notice the series 2 604 next to the white 504 coupe in the photo? 2 great Pugs in one picture.
    Pugs Rule!

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    looking at those pics i cant really make out the badge on the side but it does look like a Pina-Farina badge. Was this another one of their creations, cause it does have that PF styling touch.

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    How good do those 505 rims go with the 504 coupe? Dam fine!! approve :p wink

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    AKAIK, the coupe was designed by farina.
    Pugs Rule!

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    <img src="http://www.hatfieldheath.freeserve.co.uk/peugeot/504coupe.gif" alt=" - " />

    the perfect colour for a coupe
    also these headlights IMO look a lot neater
    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x 2018 3008

    1 x 2000 Citroen XM,

    1 x '98 306 GTi6 sadly sold

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0

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    <img src="http://www.frenchclassics.co.uk/updates/peugeot504coupe-rear.jpg" alt=" - " />

    here is a clear rear shot of a late model (ie series 3 504 coupe)
    this is a 2L TI model
    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x 2018 3008

    1 x 2000 Citroen XM,

    1 x '98 306 GTi6 sadly sold

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0

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    <img src="http://www.frenchclassics.co.uk/updates/504COUPE-INT.jpg" alt=" - " />

    note the size of the dials in the late models as well
    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x 2018 3008

    1 x 2000 Citroen XM,

    1 x '98 306 GTi6 sadly sold

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0

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    they are beautiful..

    and i confess.. im sold on that burgandy one too whistle

    oh still looks great even being a solid 20+yrs old..

    oh i love those pugs...

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    Beautiful Pininfarina designs a_drink

    The late 1960's and early 1970's was a golden age for car design. I assume the only reason they were never sold in Oz was because they were never made in right hand drive?

    I prefer the details of the earlier versions but like the later full width rectangular headlights. cheers!

    The red cabriolet at the SFCD was nice but I prefer the coupes. snail

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    I love all 504 Coupes....but.....

    Because the 504 Coupe is a late '60s design I feel it looks best in it's earlier guise, like the white one shown.

    The later ones look good, but it's obvious they have tried to 'modernise' an old design.

    I wouldn't say no to any Coupe but pref give me an early one, give me the white one!.

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    One issue with its pina farina design is that it is quite similar to other PF designs at the time. PF designs have a more italian feel to it, and i'd say they didn't include enough peugeot or french flavour to it, but if you look at the 406 coupe another PF design, it still has a normal 406 look but a perfect PF touch to give it the stylish french appeal. However at the end of the day that 504 coupe is v.beautiful.

    Do you think peugeot when asking PF to design the 406 coupe wanted it to have some similarity to the 405 coupe?

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    I've always thought the 504 coupe looked a lot like a Fiat 124 Sports which is not a bad thing at all.

    I didn't know they existed until 1996 at a Brisbane French Car Day - see the past events section of the site..

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    [QB]I've always thought the 504 coupe looked a lot like a Fiat 124 Sports QB]
    So true; thats the car i was trying to compare the 504 to, i knew it was a fiat but didnt know the model. I know there is one of thoese fiats sitting idle rotting away near my high school, i asked the owner if she would like to sell it and it was an instant NO WAY!!! poor car

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    I've always thought the 504 coupe looked a lot like a Fiat 124 Sports which is not a bad thing at all.
    In a way it IS a bad thing, because not only did they look a bit like a 124 but they also rusted like them too. Even in Europe the corrosion was reported to be quite worse than the sedans, sad to say. Similar case with the BMW 6 cylinder Karmann coupes, in comparision to the 2500/2800/3.03.3 sedans, although in that case Karmann was not Italian although it would sees they used Italian (via USSR) steel. Of course all Alfa's wether 2 or 4 doors were in the same boat (or should that be salty submarine?) Why is is that all the nicest 1960's and 1970's cars were built so shockingly bad? cry

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    Why?

    That's simple... so there'd be so little left of them we'd be happy to take up driving the junk that arrived in the seventies and eighties.

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