The Peugeot 404 is a large family car produced in Europe between 1960 and 1975. It was sold as a 4-door sedan, 5-door station wagon, 2-door coupe, and convertible with rear-wheel drive and a front-mounted engine. The car was initially powered by a 1.6-litre I4 petrol engine or a 1.9-litre I4 diesel engine, which was available as an option. The engines were mated to a 4-speed manual or optional 3-speed aic transmission. More than 2.8 million examples were produced worldwide.

In October 1967, the 404/8 Confort with 1.5-litre engine was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. It was an economy car available to the general public and it was also the first 404 to have disc brakes on the front axle, but only for versions and left-hand drive. Versions with right-hand drive had drum brakes.