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The mid-sixties saw Peugeot experimenting with diesel engines for mainstream use, and as a halo for this emerging drivetrain they embarked upon a project to set a few records, turning a 404 convertible into a lightweight, streamlined single-seater. This Jetsons-like creation was shipped to Montlhéry in June '65, where it nonchalantly racked up forty records with barely a mechanical Gallic shrug - one of the more notable being that it ran for 72 hours at 99mph, with a tag-team of five drivers.

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