1970s / French / Peugeot

Le hot rod: this custom Peugeot 304 Coupe looks factory-built

We rarely showcase modified cars on Ran When Parked, but this one-off Peugeot 304 Coupe we spotted a few weeks ago at a local car show has earned the right to be in these pages.

Two things immediately stood out about this French hot rod when we walked past it. First, it actually looks pretty good. It certainly won’t please everyone but we think it’s a look that works well on a 304 Coupe. Second, it’s remarkably well done. Love it or hate it, it’s hard to deny the folks who built it deserve praise for their attention to detail. If we didn’t know any better, we’d believe this is exactly how it rolled off the assembly line four and a half decades ago.

We weren’t able to track down the owner, so that’s about all we can tell you about this custom 304 Coupe. Shoot us an email (or leave us a comment below) if you know more about this car, who built it, or what it’s powered by.

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7 thoughts on “Le hot rod: this custom Peugeot 304 Coupe looks factory-built

  1. Wow!! A very tastefully done hot rod. Judging by the tail pipe, it’s probably has something more powerful than the original 4 cylinder engine under the hood. will we ever know?

  2. Wow!! That’s a very tastefully done hot rod. Judging by the tail pipe, there’s probably something more powerful than the original 4 cylinder engine under the hood. Will we ever know?

  3. Wow!! That’s a very tastefully made hot rod. Judging by the tail pipe, there’s probably something more powerful than the original 4 cylinder engine under the hood. Will we ever know?

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  5. Un ami, le président du Ventabren Retro Passion m’a transmit votre lien à cet article élogieux. Je vous en remercie d’avoir compris l’esprit dans lequel j’ai réalisé ce véhicule pour lui donner un caractère ancien authentique, sans artifices modernes.La configuration est telle que sur une 304 de 1973.Vous pourrez trouver des détails des modifications mécaniques sur mon facebook sous bernard fritsch.Vous remerciant encore pour votre objectivité.cordialement Bernard (désolé pour mon Anglais déficient).

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