Alles over onze Peugeots, voornamelijk de 504 / Tout sur nos Peugeots, en particulier le 504 / All about our Peugeots, especially the 504

Overzicht van onze Peugeots - Nos Peugeots, Vue d'Ensembe - Overview of our Peugeots

Onze Peugeots - Overzicht - Vue d'Ensemble - Overview

504 Saloon 1969 - 1.8 Carburetor (model 69)

Chassis Number: A01-1023837
Production Date: February 24, 1969
Original Destination: Saarbrücken, Germany
First Circulation Date: March 26, 1969
Bought: May 16, 1993 in Germany
Status: Crashed
Dismantled in August 2002

504 Saloon 1969 - 1.8 Carburetor (model 69)

Chassis Number: A01-1030454
Production Date: March 26, 1969
Original Destination: Utrecht, The Netherlands
First Circulation Date: May 16, 1969
Bought: April 17, 1997
Status: Fully restored in 2001
Condition: Excellent

204 Cabriolet 1969 - 1.1 Carburetor (model 69)

Chassis Number: P-204C-6416581-P
Production Date: April 10, 1969
Original Destination: Utrecht, The Netherlands
First Circulation Date: May 07, 1969
Bought: March 07, 2009
Status: Enjoying as much as we can
Condition: Reasonable

504 Coupe 1969 - 1.8 Injection (model 69)

Chassis Number: C02-1046038
First Circulation Date: June 24, 1969
Bought: February 02, 2008
Status: Waiting for better times
Condition: Reasonable to poor

504 Saloon 1970 - 1.8 Injection (model 70)

Chassis Number: A02-11166759
First Circulation Date: Februari 02, 1970
Bought: 2001
Status: Sold in March/July 2005

504 Coupe 1972 - 2.0 Injection, Automatique (model 73)

Chassis Number: C14-1472469
First Circulation Date: December 8, 1972
Bought: April 2003 in France
Status: Stands in our garden to monitor decline
Condition: Slowly falls apart

504 Coupe 1974 - 2.0 Injection, Automatique (model 74)

Chassis Number: C14-1782030
Production Date: April 16, 1974
Original Destination: Paris, France
First Circulation Date: April 17, 1974
Bought: September 01, 1999
Status: Potential donor
Condition: Poor bodywork, excellent mechanics

504 Coupe 1975 - 2.7 Carburetor V6 (model 75)

Chassis Number: C31-1965366
First Circulation Date: August 29, 1975
Bought: August 04, 2007
Status: In restoration
Condition: Good

504 Saloon GL 1976 - 2.0 Carburetor, Automatique (model 76)

Chassis Number: A13-2285184
First Circulation Date: February 18, 1976
Bought: December 06,  2004 in England
Status: For Sale
Condition: Poor bodywork, excellent mechanics

504 Saloon TI 1977 - 2.0 Injection, Automatique (model 77)

Chassis Number: A14-2632836
First Circulation Date: May 12, 1977
Bought: July 13, 1992
Status: Sold in September 2003

504 Saloon GL 1978 - 2.0 Carburetor, Automatique (model 78)

Chassis Number: A13-2958028
First Circulation Date: June 22, 1978
Bought: September 1996
Status: Waiting for better times
Condition: Good

504 Saloon GL 1978 - 2.0 Carburetor, Automatique (model 79)

Chassis Number: A13-3023077
First Circulation Date: March 22, 1979 (?)
Bought: November 03, 1990
Status: Sold on May 30, 1993

504 Saloon TI 1978 - 2.0 Injection, Automatique (model 79)

Chassis Number: A14-3059742
Production Date: October 10, 1978
Original Destination: Utrecht, The Netherlands
First Circulation Date: October 27, 1978
Bought: April 16, 1991
Status: Dismantled in June 2002

504 Saloon GL 1979 - 2.0 Carburetor, Automatique (model 79)

Chassis Number: A13-3067296
First Circulation Date: February 06, 1979
Bought: January 2, 1989
Status: Dismantled in October 1996

504 Saloon TI 1979 - 2.0 Injection (model 79)

Chassis Number: A12-3196717
First Circulation Date: March 26, 1979
Bought: March 17, 2002 in France
Status: Fully restored in 2005
Condition: Excellent

504 Family Wagon 1979 - 2.3 Diesel (model 79)

Chassis Number: F40-3243612
Date of Production: May 10, 1979
Original Destination: Nancy, France
First Circulation Date: June 19, 1979
Bought: March 2001
Status: In use during our holidays
Condition: Good

504 Cabriolet 1982 - 2.0 Injection (model 82)

Chassis Number: VF-3504-B12-0-3635822
Original Destination: Switzerland
First Circulation Date: February 01, 1982
Bought: May 17, 2012
Status: Enjoying as much as we can
Condition: Very good

205 Van 3-Doors XAD 1987 - 1.8 Diesel

Chassis Number:
First Circulation Date:
Bought: April 3, 1996
Status: Sold on October 17, 1997

205 5-Doors GLD 1990 - 1.8 Diesel

Chassis Number: VF-320-AA9223621384
Bought: August 22, 2000
Status: Sold on May 2, 2001

405 Saloon GR 1988 - 1.9 Carburetor

Chassis Number: VF-315-BD2208205611
Given: August 2002
Status: Scrapped in January 2004

405 Break GR Airline 1995 - 1.8 Injection Automatique

Chassis Number: VF-34-ELFZ471498663
Bought: January 8, 2004
Status: Sold on August 28, 2006

405 Break Executive 1996 - 2.0 Injection Automatique

Chassis Number: VF-34-ERFX471550636
Bought: October 12, 2005 in England
Condition: Crashed early 2011
Status: Sold on July 6, 2019

205 5-Doors Generation 1998 - 1.4 Injection

Chassis Number: VF-320-AKD225635275
First Circulation Date: May 23, 1997
Bought: February 08, 2014
Status: 2nd Daily car
Condition: Good

406 Break Gentry V6 2004 - 3.0 Injection Automatique & chip tuning

Chassis Number: VF-38-EXFXB81661906
First Circulation Date: February 06, 2004
Bought: 2010
Status: Daily car
Condition: Good

Onze Peugeots 504 in meer detail / Notre Peugeots 504 plus en détail/ Our Peugeots 504 in more detail

Details 504 - Detailles 504 - Details 504

Details 504 (cars listed in purchasing order)

504 Saloon GL 1978 - 2.0 Carburetor, Automatique
Our first 504. After a year risking my life in a Volkswagen Derby this was absolute heaven. Bought for 749 Euros form a very decent family (all 504's at that time were owned by decent families) from a well-to-do town. The car lasted for about two years and quite some kilometers before it gave up, when it ran short on cooling water. I knew it could happen since it was dripping already for quite some time. The end came when I drove through a remote forest area in the middle of the night on a Sunday and didn't feel like stopping, although the red light on the dash was shouting "STOP". The engine still kept on working for a quite a while but gave up just one street before I reached my destination. It took me another ten years before I had the guts to completely dismantle it. The 'first cut' really hurts ! (picture three). 
Valuable tip: If you ever run out of cooling water and don't have any with you, just pee in the radiator as a temporary solution (but don't come too close for obvious reason !!).

504 Saloon GL 1979 - 2.0 Carburetor, Automatique
Bought for 975 Euros. I liked this one (drove it for two years), although it had been 'upgraded' with a lot of fiberglass, but before that became visible, I was able to sell it for a 1135 Euros (even more then I bought it for). For some reason this car had notably more power than the first one. Although this was my first 504 I had to change the gasket from, it was certainly not my last !!!

504 Saloon TI 1978 - 2.0 Injection, Automatique
After 2 x GL I had set my mind on a TI. One time I was walking in my parents garden when I saw a 504 passing by. I jumped over the fence and caught up with the car. It looked great and moreover it was a TI. I begged the guy to sell it to me and he did for 2042 Euros. I also bought a leather interior and a set of Dunlop alloy wheels for it. Only drove it once in 1991 and then decided to give it a complete restoration because I liked it so much (easily happens when you first time experience a 504 - 2 liter injection engine). As you can see on picture two, I made a good start (sandblasted chassis parts). However, this project was canceled in 2002 with the complete dismantling since I didn't see it happening anymore. Fortunately the parts I treated are interchangeable with any of the other 504s we own, so nothing really lost here.

504 Saloon TI 1977 - 2.0 Injection, Automatique
So much fun to drive and very cheap as well (as it ran on LPG). People were always surprised that it ran so smoothly despite the injection system which is said to give many problems when you change to LPG. Unfortunately, after four years it gave up one day on too little oil (again I knew it was dripping). One of the pistons was completely destroyed. We repaired it, but really never used it again since shortly after we went abroad. On the first picture below you can see my dad holding an egg on a spoon, while I'm doing a circuit as fast as I can during one of the Peugeot Club events. Sold in 2003 for 300 Euros to two guys who then could even split the price since one only wanted the engine and the other one the body (needless to say that the Dunlop alloy wheels were not included).

504 Saloon 1969 - 1.8 Carburetor
Finally another color. I imported this very nice car (sold to me for 800 Euros) from Germany. Very rare also, since there is not much left from the first production year. Tip: If you strive for an original 504, don't buy one from the first production year that is not completely original. It is a real pain to get some of the spare parts. After being safely stored for the first two years (during which I started to collect the necessary spare parts for a restoration) it crashed during a slippery winter day after only a few thousand kilometers of duty. Completely dismantled. Engine sold.

504 Saloon GL 1977 - 2.0 Carburetor, Automatique
I bought this car for 1900 Euros and shipped it over to Mexico during our four years stay. I expected to get a job somewhat away from where we lived, but in the end I hardly ever used it. I do not regret the shipping though, cause Mexico is an excellent place for 'natural car conservation'. Since we are back in the Netherlands again, the car returned as well and is safely stored for later use. It was definitely not an eye catcher in Mexico. Just too small compared to the huge US 1970's battleships that are very popular over there. Picture one is in front of our Mexican house. Picture two shows me repairing the shock-absorber after unexpectedly hitting one of Mexico's famous speed-bumps. Picture three shows the porch I constructed to protect the car against the burning sun. The car is now safely stored waiting to serve us again one day.

504 Saloon 1969 - 1.8 Carburetor
Only car I know of from the first production year that has original Dutch plates. The first time it was for sale, I wanted to come and have a look at it. It was wintertime and they advised me to come back during springtime. The doors of the garage were frozen and they couldn't get in... The price was too high anyway. I kept the car in mind for a few years. Finally it was for sale again and the price had dropped (still 5.445 Euros though) . Unfortunately we were in Mexico that time so we had to buy it by telephone without ever having seen it. Seeing it for the first time was a real surprise. Although the interior had suffered (and partially been removed) and so did the paint, it was almost completely rust free (!) with the engine in good condition. Amazing for a 504 that had spent almost thirty years in the coastal areas of the Netherlands. On the first picture we're enjoying it before its restoration on a trip in the Champagne region. It has undergone a rigorous restoration in 2001 (result in picture two). I have been trying hard to get some of the history on this car. It was delivered to me without any documentation, so there was nothing to trace. In 2004 I finally got in contact with the very enthusiast grandson of the first owner.

  • Go to the 'restorations' TAB on this page to see some pictures of its restoration in 2001.
  • Go to the 'rides/shoots/articles' TAB on this page to see
    • Pictures of it's maiden trip to France (Vosges).
    • It's appearance in an article in a Russian car magazine in 2004.

504 Coupe 1974 - 2.0 Injection, Automatique
Not in perfect condition, but what a fun car to drive !! This car caused some serious headaches in the beginning since water was on the carpets and in the boot all the time it rained. You all know how difficult it is to find the spots where water is coming in. For the boot it was easy: The former owner must have had a similar problem and thought that the solution was to apply a lot of putty under the rear window rubber. Of course it got only worse.... For the wet carpets we thought that water was coming along the door rubbers. First tried to bend the window frame so the doors closed more firmly. Then applied a plastic tube in the door rubbers so the rubbers stuck out more erected. No effects on the water inlet problem but less wind noise indeed. In the end it turned out to be that the plastic cover applied on the inside of the doors had been removed and that water could slip in through the door panels. 
On picture two I'm kicking the tires at my wedding. Picture three proves that there is enough room in the back of a coupe to have fun. This is the car my wife loves most. I had to promise her that I will start paying serious attention to this car when the 'green' 1979 restoration is finished. We have used it as 2nd daily car for almost four years and although it was sometimes only used once every 2-3 months it ALWAYS started with the first turn of the key. It is now safely stored, waiting for it's restoration. Bought for 5218 Euros but expect to have to spend almost double this amount again to get it perfect.

504 Family Wagon 1979 - 2.3 Diesel
Indeed extremely difficult to find. Over the last years only few ads. came to our attention. Most of those were not even worth the time I took to gather some information on the cars. One guy was getting these family cars from Portugal for export to Africa, all in good condition he claimed. A total waist of time.
After a 4-5 years search I found the one on the photo's below when a Dutch guy had just bought it the same day from a French person. The price was OK (2723 Euros) and it was in a very reasonable condition. There are some spots that need attention in a few years, but what is most important: The interior is in excellent condition. Over time I learned that you can better buy a reasonable car with a good interior than a good car with an interior in bad condition, since interior parts are always very hard to find. This car is now located at our little farmhouse in the countryside of France where we enjoy it during our holidays over there (picture three). Although this car had French license plates at the time we bought it, there are some amazing stories to tell about out efforts to get it back to France. Hope to get those out one day here.

504 Saloon 1970 - 1.8 Injection
I did miss some parts for the blue 1969 sedan. The rear bumper was not original and the '504' and 'Peugeot' chrome symbols on the car didn't look too good anymore. I found a 504 for sale and asked the owner if I could switch the parts I needed (Of course I offered him a good price). Unfortunately he refused and after a week or two I then decided to buy the car for the 1702 Euros he asked for the parts I wanted. Then we decided that this car was actually not so bad and in a good enough condition to use it on a daily basis. So, the white 205 had to go...... Mmm.... can you still follow what's going on.....
The story behind picture three goes as follow: During spring 2002 we participated in a 'Tour de Vosges Rally' , a weeks event where we had to do all kinds of things with roadmaps and so on for fun. One of these 'fun' things during eight hours a day was to scout the sides of the road for black letters, printed on a yellow background. Not really funny, cause when the week was over it took us several weeks to drive 'normal' again, keeping focused on the road itself. Now, a few months later we went for a three days trip to Belgium. Driving on one of the countryside roads we said to each other: He, this looks like one of the Rally roads. At that very moment I couldn't believe my eyes since I saw in a flash something black on a yellow background... Indeed one of those darn letters, they must have been forgotten to remove at the end of the day... Since that time I don't want to drive this car anymore and get even shaky when I see it... (joke). I recently wanted to sell it, but my wife didn't agree. A rigorous inspection however showed that it was definitely more wise to let it go...... Sold for 275 Euros.

504 Saloon TI 1979 - 2.0 Injection
As of 17 March 2002 this beautifully colored Saloon, fresh from the Paris region, became number 11 in row and ranks second on my list of favorites (just behind the blue 1969). Bought for a little over 2400 Euros. It is one of the last TI Saloons produced. Condition: very good overall, although the rear end had been worked on (as you can see in the third picture which shows the 'silver on black' TI type indication from a 505) and one front wing had been replaced. It came with a complete maintenance history and it has all fabric options (except for the automatic gearbox I wasn't looking for anyway) like: Leather upholstery, sunroof, seat belts in the back, green tinted windows, metallic paint & varnish, alarm. A very, very comfortable car to drive. Feels very like driving my dads 'old' 1986 505 GTI.
Since summer 2002 totally stripped to undergo a complete restoration. I had hoped had it done soon, but the guy who is doing it unfortunately didn't seem to be in a hurry. After one and a half year he told me that he has just bough the sanding paper and the paint. Now after three years exactly (March 2005) the guy has finally started. Hurray !

  • Go to the 'restorations' TAB on this page to see some pictures of its restoration from March to July 2005.

    504 Coupe 1972 - 2.0 Injection, Automatique
    If you don't come too close it doesn't look too bad, but it's actually in poor condition. Found in April 2003 on eBay for 300 Euros. The guy who owned it had bought it 'unseen' somewhere in the south of France and had it transported for restoration to a 504CC restoration workshop in Central France (picture one). Interesting place, but I didn't like the quality of work delivered at all. When the owner of the coupe realized that a restoration would have cost him a years salary or so, he decided to sell it again. He could have sold it to the workshop guy, but he didn't wanted him to get all this spare parts that cheap ! Very remarkable if you know that he also had his 504 convertible under restoration with the same workshop !!
    I transported it to our farmhouse in France where is temporarily very organically located between the nettles. I originally thought of dismantling it to support the restoration of our Coupe 1974, but soon we decided that it actually belongs to be in the garden. We follow its decay and I'm shooting pictures each season. The local "scap metal lady" seems very interested in this car as she is peeking through the fence every time she passes (fat chance). The boy form the neighbors is still convinced that we get it on the read again. If we replace the broken headlamp we are already amost there he says....

    504 Saloon GL 1976 - 2.0 Carburetor, Automatique
    Found in the English Countryside. I was actually looking into an ad. from a German guy, offering a nice bordeaux colored one (image 1) for 1800 Euros but he was so impolite on the telephone that I decided to not even go there if he would have offered it for free. For some reason I then decided to give this one a try. A ridiculous low priced offer but without any photo available. The talk was OK and since we already had decided to go out for the week-end anyway, we hopped in the 405 and went of to England rather than to France (which we intentionally wanted to do). In the middle of nowhere (but in a beautiful scenery in the North-Western Midlands) we met the very nice owner whose family grew too big and who just wanted to get the car to go into good hands. It looked pretty decent (little surface rust spots only, leather interior in decent condition, 68.000 km. only) and the deal was there for 1750 Euros. But...... literally on the first corner it stopped and the engine wouldn't run anymore. We were towed away (image 2) after we concluded that the points were completely gone (lifter broke off). Fortunately the garage was able to get their hands on a new set which arrived within 2 hours and it looked like we were 'back in business'. After me having adjusted the timing, it ran pretty well................FOR THE NEXT 1000 METERS ONLY !!! So.... the guy had to come again to pull us away, back to his garage annex scrapheap. Now we identified that the coil (who was just replaced with a new one the very day before) had completely given up. To get us on the road again a coil from an old VW bus was ripped out and mounted on the 504. Altogether exactly 24 hours after we had originally booked the ferry back, we were finally in the cue to go on board back home (image 3).

    504 Coupe V6 1975 - 2.7 Carburettor
    Since my wifes 504 coupe 1974 turned out te be a hopeless project (more or less) an alternative had to be found rather sooner than later. Found this one nearby for 3500 Euros. The seller just bought is, but claimed he was actually looking for something else, he did find a few days later so the 504 could already go... I guess however, that he thought it to be a bad duy, since the engine was very misbehaving. But.... since the bodywork seemed very reasonable we dicided to buy it and make the best out of it. Indeed the timing was far, far off and the cold start was as deregulated as a cold start mechanism can be. After a good service and repacement of all parts of the ignition system, it now runs very, very well. We almost do 10 kilometers to the liter, which is extraordinary for these cars. So, now since we got the engine right, we dicided to give it a complete overhaul. More details can be found on the 'restorations' TAB  on this page. The wife wants to take it to the racetrack when it is finished, but that can still take a while since the guy from the body work shop is not in a hurry at all.

    504 Coupe 1969 - 1.8 Injection
    Wife was actually pretending to do something on the internet for work, but then spotted this one (!) Orginal Dutch, 1st. production year ! Unfortunately not in too good of a condition. I'm sure that If we had not bought it, nobody else would have done so and the car would have been lost forever. Still had to pay 2.500 Euros..... This is gonna take a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get it back on the road again, but since we still feel young I would say that the thing makes good chance to laste longer than we do..... Did tranport it from the vendor right to the storage shed, so really nothing more to say about it other than we got fined for driving too fast during its transportation....

    504 Cabriolet 1982 - 2.0 Injection
    There had beena period of intensive searching for a decent cabriolet. This search ended since I had seen too much crap and was simply not in the mood anymore for a long time. Then 10 years after that: Don't know why I decided to go and see this one, but glad I did. Very good condition and a fair price. After 10 years with its 1st Swiss owner and 20 years with a caring Dutch elderly couple, I'm the proud third owner. Not a bad move I think.

    Onze Peugeot 204 in meer detail / Notre Peugeot 204 plus en détail/ Our Peugeot 204 in more detail

    Details 204 2-Doors Cabriolet 1969 - 1.1 Carburetor

    "Dans son jus". For a long time we had this type of 'little baby' Peugeot in our minds, but it was never very urgent. Accidentally stumbled across this one and decided to go for it. Bought for 1.750 Euros in March 2007. It had been in storage for at least 10 years so let yourself surprise !

    We are well used to a shot in the dark but it took quite some $$ to get it on the road again. Is it worth it.... I guess not a question I can answer. Fact is that it is fun to drive. It handles beautifully and the engine is very vivid. We notice that somehow people are more attracted to it than to all of those nicely restored examples.

    1966 Pininfarina No 898
    1968 Convertible Grand Luxe Hardtop
    1969 Convertible Grand Luxe
    1970 Convertible Grand Luxe
    1970 Convertible Grand Luxe

    A1 Dealer Posters

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    Brochures

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    1967 CC - GB - ref:10-66 PP 50 G.-B.
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    1968 CC - GB - ref:9-67 PP76 G.B.
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    1968 CC 1 sheet - GB - ref:9-67 PP96.G.B.
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    1969 CC - FR - ref:9-68 PP. 115
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    1969 CC 1 sheet - FR - ref:9-68 PP. 136
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    1970 CC 1 sheet - NL - ref:9/ 69 - PP 151 NL
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    Owner Manuals

    I was able to find a band new original Dutch one

    1967 204 C Neerlandais 1ere - No 1074 7-67-2
    1969 Neerlandais - 9-69 - No 1322 N

    Repair Manuals

    Olyslager 1965-1968 - NL
    Olyslager 1973-1979 - NL
    Kluwer - NL
    RTA 1970 - FR
    L'EA No. 52/1970 - FR

    Magazines

    1966 l'Action No.76 02/1966 - FR
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    1969 AutoVisie No.29 18/07/1968 - NL
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    1969 Autokampioen No.21 24/05/1969 - NL
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    1969 l'Automobile No.278 07/1969

    1996 Motor Sport No.11 11/1996 - D (no cover)
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    2000 Onschatbare Klassieker No.11 11/2000- NL
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    2004 AutoVisie No.05 26/04/2004 - NL
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    2006 Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car 12/2006 - US (no cover) view

    Books

    P. 204-304 Coupes et Cabriolets - FR
    Pieces Detachees - D

    Onze overige Peugeots in meer detail / Nos autres Peugeots plus en détail/ Our other Peugeots in more detail

    Details Overige - Detailles Autres - Details Others

    Details 205/405/406

    205 3-Doors Van 1987 - 1.8 Diesel
    Not a mistake, but I couldn't pay enough attention to a 504 at that time because of my demanding job. This car was a 'Van' (who said Vans are big cars...) and therefore lacked its back seat. Ideal ! The boot looked often more like a 'garbage bin'. The mounted 1.8 liter diesel engine is very powerful for such a small car and together with the excellent suspension system it makes these 205 go like a 'little devils'. I normally drove it with my right leg stretched. It's top of 140 km/h always felt very good and safe. Once (as you can see), we got stuck in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night and me and my wife tried to sleep in the back after having stuffed all the luggage on the front seats. Although the boot looks pretty big I can tell you the I do not recommend it if you are over 1.50 m, or if you ate too much garlic.

    205 5-Doors 1990 - 1.8 Diesel
    When we came back from our period abroad we needed a no-nonsense car because there we other more important things in life to settle at that moment. Because of the excellent experience with the blue one above we simply could not resist this one. Very easy to handle and just an excellent choice when you are looking for an economic but reliable car. But as you can guess, after a few months it had to go again because of the 504 virus striking back again.....

    405 GR Saloon 1988 - 1.9 Carburetor
    Once a guy stopped in front of my door. He always saw me busy with those old 504's and wondered if I wanted to have his 405 for free because he had bought a 406 and didn't want to bother trying to sell his 405.... Any more cars are welcome guys !! The engine needed some attention (gasket), but besides that it's was still in very good condition. We did another 50.000 km in one year on LPG on top of the 345.000 km it already showed on the speedo !! Because of its high mileage and considerable costs coming up it had to go early 2004. The other good thing about this story is that when I told my wife's auntie about the 'gift' she promised me her golden 307 she had just bought when it would have the same age. HELLO AUNTIE, I HOPE YOU READ THIS ONCE AND REMEMBER !!

    405 GR Estate Airline 1995 - 1.8 Injection Automatique
    This car looked like a winning lot from the lottery. We bought it in January 2004 for just over 2200 Euros with acceptable mileage. It has lots of fabric options (I love the electric sunroof) and besides that it has an automatic gearbox an runs on LPG (exactly what we were looking for). Unlike the other 405 we drove before, you can't really drive too fast with this one. It has just enough power to not feel uncomfortable on the road, but who cares. After fitting the much more comfortable chairs from our former 405, a mid-arm rest and a cruise control, it's only relaxing and relaxing and relaxing. But as you can see below another one came into the picture so I sold this one for 850 Euros to a happy family man and was still going strong after 330.000 kilometers.

    405 Estate Executive 1996 - 2.0 Injection Automatique
    Prices of 2nd hand cars in England are amazing, while the cars also tend to be more luxurious than on the European mainland. I have been following the ads for a while, trying to spot a decent successor for the 1995 Airline break. It wasn't very urgent, but we do lots of miles a year, and there was a period in late 2005 that it had some vague engine problems. Time to have something at hand. The focus was on a 405 Executive Estate Automatic, with the 2.0 liter engine and loaded with options. Found one  in Aquamarine green with low mileage for virtually nothing (1500 Euros). After thorough cleaning, it was safely stored for almost a year waiting to be used one day (since the Airline engine problems were suddenly solved by disconnecting the Lambda sensor cable), but that proved to be a long period if you know you can enjoy full leather trim, heated seats, more power, more safety features, and so on, and so on. Finally in August 2006 we decided to get it officially imported and with its recently mounted state of the art Vialle LPG system we drove like kings but spend a servants wage on petrol.

    406 Estate V6 Gentry 2004 - 3.0 Injection Automatique
    Very, very nice car to drive.

    Our Peugeots - Restauraties / Restaurations / Restorations - Click TOGGLE to open and close

    1969 Sedan - Berline - Saloon
    Rotten: Renewed: Remove all paint where necessary:
    Working on the parking scratches: Primer:  More Primer:
    Looks already very different: Old Interior removed: Doors - Conservation and Rebuilding:
    Working on the Sunroof Frame: Wow.... New Upholstry:

     

    BEFORE: AFTER:
    Compare Exterior: 30 years paint - dull As new again
    Compare Interior: Original brown but worn-out Genuine black leather with red carpets as new
    1975 Coupe
    Subject of this page: DINITROL treatment right after purchase: Removing the interior:
    Removing the engine: Engine: Empty the boot section:
    Renewal of the alternator and starter: Searching for parts: Found engine parts & green colored panes:
    1979 Sedan - Berline - Saloon
    Dismantled and Waiting: 2-Component Epoxy Primer on bare Metal: No concessions - 4 New Doors:
    New Rear Panel mounted and Boot sanded: Again 2-component primer and 3 layers of under paint ready for more sanding:
    4-5 layers Color and 2 with blank Varnish: Paint job done: Boring period to let paint dry and harden:
    Meanwhile new coating for the Wheels: Under Body before conservation: Cleaned and treated with DINITROL:
    FUN - Rebuilding in the sun: New parts (e.g. Rubbers) where needed: Working on the Upholstry:
    Cleaning and Conservation Products: Servicing the Engine: Engine Cleaned:
    Refitting the Windows: Degreasing: Ready:

     

    BEFORE AFTER
    Compare Engine: Pretty dirty still Cleaned and well serviced
    Compare Exterior: Not too bad before But much better now
    Compare Interior: Looks OK, but in reality very dirty Thoroughly cleaned and parts replaced where needed

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    2001 Ride - Tour de Vosges

    Impressions from the 'Tour des Vosges' (France) 2001. The 1969 Saloon on its maiden trip just after the restoration.

    2003 -> Shoot - Garden Deterioration Process

    I'm taking pictures once twice a year of our '74 coupe. It shows the deterioration process of the car. Need some more time to sort out the pictures to show here.

    2004 Shoot - Russian Car Magazine

    Promised appearance in Russian car magazine 2004/2005:

    Story:
    In November 2004 I was contacted by a French/Russian reporter living in Paris and part-time working for the Russian car magazine Automovilia (http://www.automobili.ru). He had set his mind on writing an sphere article about the year 1968, around three cars that first saw the light in that particular year. A Volga M45 (which he owned himself), an Audi 100 and a Peugeot 504. Through the Internet he had found both the Audi and the 504 in the Netherlands and after a lot of emails we were ready to shoot on a Saturday in late November. Some of the images I made myself during the sessions you can find below. I don't think the article ever appeared, but the story continued..............

    The Volga did not start enthusiastly and definitely had problems running smoothly and it definitely looked like an ignition problem. Somewhere at 3/4 of the session we were again driving to another location when I heard an immense explosion coming from outside. When I looked through the mirror I saw the journalists hands in the air. A short investigation learned that the exhaust pipe had literally busted open over a length of 40 cm !! So in the end the Journalist went back to Paris by train and the Volga was left behind with me. After I had it repaired I had a chance to drive it for some miles, but believe me, you don't miss anything if you haven't.......

    The journalist liked the 504 so much that back home he started to look into 504 ads. and notified me about one for sale in Germany. This actually triggered directly the purchase of number 13, the chocolate 1976 GL Automatique.

    2006 Shoot - Compare 1969 & 1979

    Im going to show here detailled differences between the 1969 and the 1979 model.

    2006 Magazine - Klassiek & Techniek

    2007 Shoot for the Movie / Video: Mömfiü

    Mömfiü (you know when) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1725638/

    A phenomenological research on Film-Noir. The detective, the commissioner and femme-fatale understood as the driving forces of film-maker's psyche; the effect of this trinity on the viewer and on creating new methods of narrative: A private detective (Peugeot 504) is hired by a mysterious person (Land-rover) and has a mission to find a missing lady (BMW Z3) but he is not aware that actually a larger scale plan is set on himself.

    2018 Magazine - Onschatbare Klassieker