Damaged 1957 Peugeot 403 Sedan Auctioned at Turners Penrose

The black 4 door 1957 Peugeot 403 Sedan was up for Auction at Turners Damaged Vehicles in Penrose on 29th March 2012.

It was listed as having an 1800 cc engine, however the standard engine size for a 57 sedan was only 1468cc.
Condition was described as rear damage but still driveable with a key still available.
The Autotrader add showed a price estimate of $1,500 and 68 views of the page.
It seems likely that this is the same car advertised in the March 2012 Peugeotex.
That car also had rear damage, and as Vero considered it too expensive to fix, they wrote it off and deregistered it! The owner was able to find most of the parts to complete the repair and about $1,000 of chassis work was required.
A quick check indicated that there were just over 30 cars listed as Peugeot 403s with live registration in early 2011, but the figure may be a bit higher as a few of the Peugeots of that era did not have their model numbers listed. It looks like this might have been one of the earliest 403s still with live registration prior to the accident. There is one 1955 model, a possibly one other 57 (the model is not specified) before this one.
Hopefully it went to an enthusiast.
The car was again up for sale at Turners on 5 April 2012.
A phone call to NZTA revealled that it was deregistered on 30 March 2012.
What happened? Perhaps it sold, was deregistered and then the buyer failed to complete the deal?
Unfortunately, the result is the the original 1957 plate is no longer valid for the car, a significant loss in value in some people’s view.


Intermarque 2012 “The Power of the Marque”

39th Intermarque Concours d’Elegance
11th to 12th February 2012


The Power of the Marque is theme.
The Peugeot Club will be showing a selection of member’s 406 coupes.




Gymkhana 2012

The 2012 Interclub Gymkhana is being hosted by the Peugeot Club.

When: Sunday 19th February 2012, 1pm to 4pm (or arrive early at 12.30pm and have a picnic lunch)

Where: Cato Farm, Karaka. (see it on google maps)

Driving Instructions:

  • Take the Papakura exit from the motorway
  • Follow Hingaia Rd which changes its name to Linwood Rd
  • Turn right into Karaka North Rd
  • Proceed down Karaka North Road and turn down the first and only road to the right – Cato-Peart Road
  • Proceed to the end of Cato-Peart Road where you will directed to the appropriate paddock.

The Gymkhana is an annual event involving a number of activities which may be scored by time, accuracy, or what ever the organisers can come up with. As well as points for individual placings, points are tallied for the two clubs and count towards the Tricolore Trophy.


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2011 End of year – Christmas Club Night

TUESDAY  22 NOV 6.30pm

PRESENT;    Terry Burgher, John Cooney, Laurie & Dawn Darrington, Kevin & Jenna Hardie and family, John & Jeanette Grant, Don & Wynne Howarth.
     It was good to see Terry again after a lapse of some months. This was a most enjoyable evening; the food was good and the company better. Dawn brought brandysnaps – which proved extremely popular while the children discovered they liked feijoa cake! They also liked the doll’s pushchair, the model cars, the toy garage and the steam engine. In fact the only one who didn’t enjoy the evening was the cat. We didn’t see her until five minutes after the last car left.
     It turned out that it was Wynne’s birthday so a cake was hastily transformed into a birthday cake and we all sang an appropriate song.
   The committee would like to wish everyone who missed this early Xmas celebration, a very happy celebration of their own and we look forward to seeing more of you in the New Year.

Peugeot 404 Register

Hi all, I am with Le Club 404 (France) – their Canadian representative – and since the beginning of 2009, we have been drawing up a list of all remaining Peugeot 404s in the world.  We have developed a separate list of Peugeot 404 Coupés and Cabriolets and another for 404 Sedans, Estate and Utes.  Cars are listed by serial/chassis number (VIN).  This avoids duplications, and – given the long time frame over which the Registered cars have been added – this is a risk to be avoided.  We have, for example, some cars in the Register which have changed hands at least 4 times, since the car was first registered!  We are also attempting to get a photograph of every registered car, this will of course be a challenge!

The 404 C list is far better developed.  This is only because the “starter data” came from Le Club 404, which until the late 1990s, was a club exclusively for the Coupé and Cabriolet models.  So they had 25 years of 404 C member information and that in turn led to a very healthy start for the 404 C Register. As of October 17, 2011, there are 1558 404 C cars in the database, and we started off with about 115o cars in January 2009 when I picked up my present role.   Another factor in this is the low production figures for the C model: only 17,223 were built.  So we now have 9.05% of the 404 Cs in our database.

The 404 Sedan, Estate and Ute list is less well developed, both in terms of absolute numbers and of course in terms of the percentage of original production.  There are 1185 cars in this Register on October 17, 2011, which as a percentage of the 2.8 million production is a grain of sand on the beach.  That’s why I am posting here, we need help for these Registers to thrive.

One purpose of the Register is to help Le Club 404 to use the number of remaining 404s as an argument in favour of more manufacturer parts support.  Le Club 404’s President is employed by Peugeot and so there is every chance that there will be some influence there.  Another reason is just to satisfy curiosity – how many are left in the different parts of the world?  This will help us begin to answer that question.

There is a Web address that we have set up to receive new Registrations from 404 owners:

There is a facility now to upload a photograph of the car, and the website names the photo file after the entered serial number, ensuring automatic correlation.

I would encourage any 404 owners to enter their data and a photo there.

Thank you for your help!


Peugeotex Oct 2011 Volume 25 Issue 9

The October issue of Peugeotex has been printed, packed and posted and will arrive in member’s letterboxes in due course.

Peugeotex Cover Oct 2011


  • Coming Events
  • President’s Ramble
  • Peugeot Unveils New 4008
  • US Going Electric?
  • Jeanette’s Jottings
  • Club Night Report
  • 508 & NCAP
  • Peugeot-Citroen Plans More Cost Cuts
  • Peugeot Allies Its Alloys
  • Membership
  • Peugeot Protects
  • Pride of Ownership
  • Why I trust Peugeots
  • A Rat In The Ranks
  • Is The 108 Coming South?
  • HXi Concept Car
  • Health Message
  • Thought For The Month
  • French Market
  • Better Than Batteries
  • Letters To The Editor
  • Longest Bridge Opens

Pride of Ownership 2011 Oct 16

The Pride of Ownership competition is an annual competition to score your Peugeot on how well looked after it is with respect to its use.  So not only is the presentation of your car taken into account, but also its age and mileage! Each age grouping (eg -04, -05, -06 etc) are judged together, so bring along your 309 to gain an unfair advantage!

When: Sunday 16th October 2011, 1pm to 4pm

Where: At the rear of the Three Kings Carpark, accessed from Grahame Breed Drive, off Mt Eden Road. (see it on google maps)

Come along and get involved! Display your car, you can compete with your committee members if your car is immaculate, or if it looks like you have just been paddock bashing in it! And the judging will be done by you (in a team with others). And make sure you vote for the People’s Choice award too!


Visit to Continental Cars – Club Night Nov 2011

The November club night will be held at Continental Cars showroom in Greenlane.

We will have the opportunity to look at their current range of new cars,  try them on for size, grill the sales staff and carry off copious quantities of advertising material (and no doubt they will accept a deposit should anyone be in the mood for purchasing a new car!).

When: Tuesday 22 November 2011, 7:30 pm to 9:30pm or so


Where: Continental Cars Showroom, 227-229 Gt South Rd, Greenlane, Auckland (parking available along Puriri Ave)


Sorry, the Continental Cars visit has been Cancelled!
There will still be an event. details here