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1968 Peugeot 404 Break Super Luxe

1968 Peugeot 404 Break in Comme un boomerang, Movie, 1976 IMDB

Class: Cars, Wagon — Model origin: FR

1968 Peugeot 404 Break Super Luxe

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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sixcyl FR

2007-10-16 21:43

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A chase for Adrian ;) ... between this 404 and the Peugeot 604 of A.Delon

It has all the details of the Break Super Luxe, though it's unusual for a cop car... but the dashboard, if it is the same vehicle, correspond rather to a Commerciale...

another one at the beginning of the film
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carchasesfanatic ES

2007-10-16 21:48

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Thanks Jean Marc! ;)

Neptune US

2007-10-17 17:47

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What does the "Break" mean in Peugeot 404 "Break" Super Luxe ... (?)
I have seen that word used on other cars as well, but I have no idea as to what it signifies.
Does it mean it’s a wagon?

chris40 UK

2007-10-17 17:56

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In Britain estate cars/station wagons used to be called 'shooting brakes', shooting being what the gentry used them for (still do, for that matter). Why the French used the alternative spelling - which I'd never heard of - I have no idea.
Full story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting-brake

antp BE

2007-10-17 18:22

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It is because they continued to use the term of the 19th Century: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brake_%28carriage%29
Why using "break" rather than "brake"? Maybe because in French there is no way that a "a" would be pronounced like the English "brake", but it would be acceptable with "ea" (just an idea - I do not know if it is the reason).

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DynaMike NL

2007-10-17 18:52

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As far as I know it's the English word that changed its orthography. According to my Concise Oxford Dictionary, a 'break' was a carriadge-frame with no body for breaking in young horses (taming or discipline them), and also a large wagonette. In this meaning it was also used in French ('break') and Dutch ('brik'): a four-wheeled open carriadge with a front seat for the driver and a rear entrance to the two rows of seats on the left and the right.

Edit: According to 'le Petit Robert', it was first used in French in 1840; according to my Dutch ethymologic dictionary, it came to the Ditch language in 1899.

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Neptune US

2007-10-17 19:04

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Thanks for the info everyone ... :)

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