Peugeot 504119 points

Car of The year
Pininfarina elegance and an approach of sturdiness, refinement and classicism combined again to make the closest thing to a German car. Rear drive saloon (4.49 m) offered very good ride and road behaviour, thanks to its all independent suspension and 4-disc brakes; estate, coupe and cabrio derivatives appeared later. Initially, there only was a reliable OHV 4-cyl 1.8 engine, in 76 hp (carb.) and 90 (injection) versions; its lack of technical freshness did not deter a general praise for the car.