When you see a car and think to yourself “wow, I’m glad this comes with a spare car” you should probably stop and think carefully about your purchase. Because, as a rule, cars that come with a spare car are ones where the parts availability is limited to what you can find in the homebrew junkyard in your front yard. However, according to a guy I know who grew up in Africa, the 505 was the last reliable Pug to leave the factories in wherever they were built. I think Jeremy Clarkson might have said the same thing, but he doesn’t have the same street cred as a guy who grew up in Addis Ababa. He probably told me some other things about the diesel powered Peugeot, but I should probably should pay more attention when people tell me things. Find this 1985 Peugeot 505 D Turbo Station Wagon offered for $3900 in Fortuna, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car comes as a tip from Johnny Bouncewell who writes: This state is full of strange old cars that don’t rust away but instead get fried by the sun. This one would take a serious Francophile to restore but hey, how many French five door wagons are still out there with the proper gearbox? Find this 1985 Peugeot 505S Wagon offered for $2,000 in Los Lunas, NM via craigslist.
This next car…errr…two wheeler…comes from tipper Brad who writes: I thought you might dig this very interesting (presumably rare) little motorbike—although I cannot recall whether you are a cars-only outlet…This old cycle definitely deserves the label survivor, esp. considering it was produced in Europe just as WW2 was getting underway. It seems like all the […]
You used to hear a lot of chatter from car guys over here in the New World about how the Europeans always keep the best stuff to themselves. Everything from higher horsepower M3s to special Evolution editions of Cossie powered Mercedes was the stuff of legend back in the day…but globalization changed much of that […]
The Peugeot 405 was a Pininfarina designed sedan from the French automaker Peugeot S.A., built from 1987 through 1997. Actually, they still make a halal version of the 405 in Iran and Egypt for local consumption, but the car was replaced by the 406 in Europe and by the early 1990s the entire Peugeot lineup […]
There is a fine line between a car that is rare because its manufacturer limited the production of vehicles (because of exclusivity) and those cars that are rare because they were total crap when first released or have all rusted into oblivion..and this next car straddles that fine line like a cowboy riding a 2D […]
I bet you couldn’t tell me what the best selling car in France was between 1969 and 1971? I’ll give you a hint, it wasn’t the Volkswagen Beetle or the Ford F-Series, but it was a small Pininfarina designed French sedan from Peugeot called the 204. You won’t see many of these around the streets […]
The Peugeot GTI wasn’t the only hot hatch to roam the streets in the late 80s (Civic, Golf GTI, etc) but it was the major French entry into the world of body cladding and fart can exhaust. Today’s example is equipped with a “Dimma” widebody kit and spent some time in Europe and later Japan, […]
The following tip came with words from Erik202: Look, I know most of your readers are probably more into a car in southern California than one in Alberta, Canada but here’s another one from my region. It’s a wagon with a manual transmission and Diesel engine…. I know you’re asking yourself; could it get more […]
Welcome back to another feature in our Bracq Friday spectacular — a celebration of the best cars from Frenchman Paul Bracq. This next car doesn’t have an exterior that was penned by our favorite French car designer, but he was head of interior design for Peugeot when this car was released and contributed to that […]