French cars from the early 20th century – what else can you find on the market?
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French cars from the early 20th century – what else can you find on the market?

According to some car fans, French cars are not a good choice. There are many opinions circulating about them – some drivers love them, but others hate and avoid them.

However, it is worth knowing that currently on the market there are iconic vehicles from French manufacturers, which can be purchased at very attractive prices. These are cars that are desired by collectors and lovers of old cars. Do you want to know which models are most popular and how much you can buy them for? In this case, we invite you to read our article.

French motorization – what distinguishes it?

There are many vehicles from French manufacturers that are valued. However, for over 120 years, different French vehicles have come and gone on the market, either looking impressive or scary. Some cars were awe-inspiring, while for others, drivers wondered if it was even safe and prudent to enter the car in question.

Among the most recognizable French brands is Peugeot, which today produces well-known and highly regarded modern vehicles. At the beginning of the 20th century, two models appeared on the market that are still valued and sought after by lovers of the brand today. Get acquainted with them and find out what makes them stand out from the rest.

Peugeot 404

This car was produced between 1960 and 1988, and the model was released with a body type of four-door sedan, four-door station wagon, as well as two-door coupe, convertible and pickup. You could get it with the 1.6 R4 engine, as well as the 1.9 diesel R4

The cars were equipped with a four-speed manual transmission or a three-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive made this vehicle capable of meeting the expectations of any sports car fan. This model was distinguished by its elegant silhouette, and there was plenty of room inside for the driver and passengers. Currently, this vehicle can be purchased for about 6 thousand zlotys.

Peugeot 304

Another Peugeot that enjoyed great popularity in the 20th century. This model was based on the chassis from the 204 model. Vehicles with body types of four-door sedan and wagon appeared on the market. Two-door coupes, vans and convertibles were also available.

This model was equipped with the 1.3 R4 XL3 or 1.3 R4 XL5 engine. It delighted with its modern design. Front-wheel drive gave a sense of greater control and safety while driving

Currently, you can find neat models on the market, which are offered for about 11 thousand zlotys. Of course, the price depends on the condition of the car.

Citroen Ac4

A lightweight car that still arouses interest. Its appearance in the first half of the 20th century aroused a lot of interest and today it does not lose its charm. It was produced between 1922 and 1926. This model was produced in two-door version. It was equipped with a three-speed manual transmission. Additionally, it could be purchased with a 0.8-liter R4 engine. It was able to achieve up to 13 hp. On the market you can buy it for about 50 thousand zlotys.

It turns out that many French cars from the early 20th century are very popular even now.

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