Now with us is this very rare, first year of production, February 1966 Peugeot 204 “Turismo” (Saloon). Apart from there not being another 1966 204 registered for road use here in the UK (according to DVLA) what makes this car stand out from others is that only the very early saloons like this one, had a split rear bumper with the number plate set between the two-halves, a flat rear panel and small oval tail lights, so a rare find indeed.
Originally sold new in Tenerife the same family owned it with the father passing it on to his son. The son moved in the 80s to Northern Spain where it stayed in use until 1990 when it was put in the garage you can see in the pictures, that is where it stayed until we bought it.
Now a great restoration project, one that we have had running off a separate fuel system so know that the motor is good. Its body while not being totally corrosion free, is very solid with various bumps and dinks it has picked up over its years of use, all of which will repair easily with no new panels required.
The interior has survived incredibly well and it really does need no more than a wipe off, just one seam on the very edge of the driver’s seat base has split on the stitching for about 4 inches, with the corresponding damage to the beading otherwise it is like a time warp in there and painfully original. Even the roof lining is in great shape. All its glass, exterior lighting, electrics are there and in good order but the outer body mouldings require some help, or just remove entirely as the boot lid one is missing.
Being offered as it is and definitely for restoration, not on the road or ready to go but with UK age related registration. An excellent and easy project that’s well worth the time and effort.