The Peugeot 504 Coupé and convertible were really cool-looking cars, and one of those cars where the coupé version looked pretty radically different from the sedan form. What I like about this picture from a 1973 brochure for the 504 Coupé and Convertible is how understandably uncomfortable that woman looks as the dude pulls up to her in his 504 while she’s walking on a rocky beach, in an area where you really wouldn’t expect a car to pull up.
Her whole body language reads “wait, what are you doing here?” though she is still smiling and hopefully is amused by it all. I mean, it is a cool car, after all. Especially with those strange above-the-bumper rubber-block bumper guards there.
The very distinct body differences between the Coupé 504 and the Sedan 504 – here, I’ll show you that one now:
…made me realize another common example of this, only we never think of it that way: the Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia. They share a whole chassis and drivetrain, and really, the Ghia is the coupé version of the Beetle, but we rarely consider it that way in our minds.