5k: Sink Or Cinq: 1985 Peugeot 505 S

French automaker Peugeot built over 1.3 million of its 505 sedans for worldwide consumption between 1979 and 1999, a staggering number all things considered.  The 505 was rather successful in the third world where its comfortable ride over rough roads and simple front engine / rear drive layout made the constant repairs easy for non-French reading mechanics.  Very few clean examples of the 505 remain on the road today, but even the nicest examples can be picked up for chump change.  Find this 1985 Peugeot 505 S for sale in Staten Island, NY for $4,200 via roverclassic.com.   Thanks to tip from IgnatiusReilly.

The is one of the nicest looking 505s we’ve seen for sale and only the automatic transmission stops it from being ideal in our opinion.

This Peugeot is equipped with a 2.0 liter fuel injected push-rod inline-4 putting out 97 horsepower. Plan to plan-ahead for acceleration most of the time.

The interior of this French classic is in excellent shape; the signature funky Peugeot steering wheel looks almost new!

The 2.0 powered 505 is the automotive equivalent of playing the accordion; it’ll get lots of looks and questions, but don’t expect everyone to want to give it a try.

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