26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

Lot 19

1974 Peugeot 304 S Cabriolet

Sold for £10,688

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: ANA 133M
Chassis No: 3538514
MOT: Exempt

  • 1 of only 836 UK-supplied, right-hand-drive 304 S Cabriolets understood produced
  • Previous long-term ownership from the late 1990s until 2017
  • Only c.51,000 miles recorded on the odometer and believed genuine
  • Subject to recent improvements to the interior and brakes

Peugeot has a long-standing tradition of offering cabriolet versions of its small saloons and hatchbacks, and the 304's turn came in 1970, soon after the launch of the saloon at the 1969 Paris Motor Show. The 304 used the smaller 204's centre section, with a longer nose and tail which followed the successful 504's angular styling, but cabrios and coupes were built on a 280mm-shorter 2310mm wheelbase than the saloon and estate. The 304 was advanced for its time featuring all-round independent suspension, front disc brakes, and a four-speed manual gearbox mounted in the engine sump (like a Mini), while power came from an all-alloy 1288cc SOHC four-cylinder unit that produced a healthy 65bhp. The cabrio was the first version to receive the more powerful S engine, offering an extra 10bhp, in March 1972. Only 18,647 cabrios were made before production ended in 1975, with just 836 S Cabriolets provided to the UK market.

This rare, UK-supplied S Cabriolet was manufactured new in 1974 and was registered new in the United Kingdom on the 4th of January 1974. Finished in the attractive colour combination of Corn Yellow with complementary Brown interior upholstery, a Black mohair hood, and a Black tonneau cover, ‘ANA 133M’ was previously in long-term ownership of a customer of the (now retired) motor mechanic vendor, who owned the car from the late 1990s and had the car comprehensively restored shortly after acquisition. Having seen minimal mileage since restoration, the then-owner asked the vendor to fully recommission the Peugeot in 2015. However, upon the realisation the car was still going to see minimal use, it was sold to the vendor in 2017 as an addition to his collection.

Displaying some 51,100 miles on the odometer at the time of consignment, the mileage recorded is believed genuine (with supporting evidence back to the early 1980s), and the 304 has four previous keepers showing on HPI. Recently benefitting from improvements (this year), the 304 Cabriolet has received new front brake pads, a new battery, servicing, and retrimmed carpeting in the cabin and the boot. Supplied with a history file that contains the original maintenance manual, a collection of previous invoices, several previous MOTs dating back to the early 1980s, past tax discs, and current V5C document. Starting readily and running well during our photography session, it is thought very few of the 836 UK-supplied S Cabriolets survive, so this is a scarce opportunity to acquire a low mileage and ownership example.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

You can collect your new pride and joy from our venue until 1pm the day following the sale or our partners are on hand to help arrange safe transportation:


Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  



Bidding will take place live at the venue, online via our website, by telephone and commission. 

Parking at the venue is available and entry into the auction is free for auction attendees with a catalogue, available at the door. 

To enquire about entering your classic or performance car into the auction please call our sales office on 01925 210035, email sales@HandH.co.uk or click the Get A Valuation button. All our professional valuations are complimentary and without obligation.

To take part in the auction please click 'Register to Bid | Sign In' at the top of the page



Tuesday 25th July 2023 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 26th July 2023 from 9am

View all lots in this sale

Do you have an item to sell?

If so, contact one of our friendly specialists for your free valuation by completing the form below and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.

If you prefer to speak to humans, don't hesitate to call our office on +44 (0)1925 210035

Contact Us Today!



Drag and drop .jpg images here to upload, or click here to select images.

Cars from the 1910s to the 2010s head to auction for Buxton sale
H&H’s motorcycle sales off to a flying start in 2024 with market-leading 88 percent sales rate
Goon, Goon, Gone: Unique Peter Sellers 1960 Bentley heads to auction
Eclectic 150-plus classic car auction helps round out H&H’s milestone 30th year celebrations
One of the UK’s best driving Aston Martin DB5s heads to auction
Mid-century sports car icons race to Buxton auction
Former front cover ‘star’ heads to auction
Classic British motorcycles shine as 230 lots head to the National Motorcycle Museum auction
Racing legend Patsy Burt's Jaguar XK120 speeds to Buxton auction
22-strong single owner classic motorcycle collection heads to auction
Norton's racing heritage set to ignite the auction stage
Rare Frazer-Nash BMW with rich racing history to be auctioned
“The Rolls-Royce” of the motorcycle world, heads to      auction
Martini inspired Porsche 911 ‘RSR’ Tribute to head under the hammer
Rare ‘Car on Two Wheels’ heads to auction for the first time in 30 years
More than 100 classics sold in H&H’s 30th anniversary sale
Stunning classics worth more than £9 million offered in 30th anniversary auction
Rare Aston Martin DB1 heads to anniversary auction from long-term ownership
Rare Bentleys to star in 30th celebration auction
H&H Classics 30th Anniversary Auction
H&H unveils details of its 30th anniversary celebrations
Classic car owners handed ULEZ lifeline
H&H Classics auction Hurricane X-75 Prototype to National Motorcycle Museum
Vintage and modern classics lead the way at latest H&H sale
H&H offers exceptional range of vehicles spanning 11 individual decades
Pavilion Gardens. Wednesday 26th July 2023
A whimsical blast from the past: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang recreation heads to auction
From Italy with love: auction showcasing the essence of Italian design and sprezzatura
250 Motorcycles & Vintage Scooters Set To Go Under The Hammer!
March of the Mods: Lambretta owned by Paul Weller heads to auction
Lawbreakers to law enforcers: historic scooters with infamous connections up for sale
Jaguar SS100 among £2¼  million worth of classics sold at the Imperial War Museum
British classics to shine at H&H Classics’ sale
Historic Guinness Collection heads to auction
Browse The Catalogue Now! 135 Classic & Performance Cars To Go Under The Hammer.
Robbie Savage’s Ferrari F430 to be sold at H&H Classics
RAC Rally winning ‘Jaguar’ to be sold at auction
Former MP’s Bentley and Facel Vega ‘garage find’ among £1.3m worth of classics hammered away by H&H
Pavilion Gardens, Buxton Auction Preview Video
Genuine ‘matching numbers’ 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback among 89 strong classic car auction
Rare Facel Vega ‘garage find’ heads to auction
Indian 4 and Lambretta DL200
Golden opportunity to acquire famous limited edition Italjet scooter
H&H Classics commences landmark year with sale of 121 cars
‘Brand new’ Porsche 911 heading to auction after 21 years
Brooklands race winning Bentley to go under the hammer
Actor, Sir Michael Caine’s first car, heads to auction. £100,000 - £150,000
A Very Rare Survivor. A 1936 Indian Four. £50,000 - £60,000