Peugeot 604 Detailed Restoration

This car is currently offered for auction on TradeMe. See the index page for details.

N.B. this page describes a restoration dating back to 2001. The car has undergone several improvements since then. This page is not an accurate representation of the car's current condition.

Here is a short description of my 1978 Peugeot 604 SL's engine bay restoration.

Peugeot 604 at the Mechanics

My mechanic for that operation was Tim Stanton of Fixations in Christchurch (New Zealand). He has spent some 300 hours on the car between April and September 2001, not to count the time spent on the car by contractors like electricians, painters, engineers, brake specialists, etc., etc.

I supplied Tim with the original parts manual as well as the description of the PRV engine by one of its very conceptors Francois Gastinne. I also gave him about 100kg of various brand new spare parts that I had managed to trace all over the world (USA, Germany, UK, France, New Zealand).

Here are some shots of the engine bay before the restoration (click on the thumbnails and this will open a larger picture in a new window.). Not a bad base, as you can see.

Peugeot 604 Engine Peugeot 604 Engine Peugeot 604 Engine
Peugeot 604 without the engine Peugeot 604 without the engine Peugeot 604 without the engine
Peugeot 604 naked Peugeot 604 naked Peugeot 604 before painting
Peugeot 604 before painting Peugeot 604 during painting Peugeot 604 during painting

The engine bay has first been emptied, soda blasted and repainted.

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