To look at the 604 today, it’s hard to believe that so few sold in the UK. Its Pininfarina styling looked to all intents and purposes like a four-door Fiat 130 Coupé, while the ride quality was typically Gallic-soft. But fail it did – and that means they’re almost impossible to find now. All petrol models were powered by the PRV V6 engine, either carb-fed or fuel injected, and were quick, if thirsty. The 604 was the first Peugeot to be powered by a turbodiesel (80bhp from 2.3 litres still resulted in lethargic performance), but the choice of the range is a five-speed fuel-injected Ti model.
Price at launch: