Thursday, March 28, 2013

2k Flash: Back To Basics: 1986 Peugeot 505, 5spd, Survivor

The Peugeot 505 was the final rear-wheel-drive car from French automaker Peugeot and was produced in stunning quantities worldwide, even though you don't see many here in the United States.  Between 1979 and 1995, over one million 505s were built in factories in France, Argentina, China, Indonesia and Taiwan, but only a few made it to the US, and fewer remain on the road today.  Find this 1986 Peugeot 505 with 5spd trans for sale in the SF Bay Area, CA for $2,500 via craigslist.  Another great find from DT regular Kaibeezy T!

The 505 sedan isn't exactly a head turner, but it looks somewhat BMW-esque in overall proportions with distinctive Peugeot headlamps/grill. 

The interior of the 505 won't thrill anyone, but it gets the job done and this one looks to have survived the years well.  Thankfully, this example is equipped with a clutch pedal.

The 505 punctuated the end of an era for French automaker Peugeot as it ended exportation of vehicles
to the US or Canada in 1991, not that the newer front drive PSA offerings are missed (with the notable 
exception of some of the recent hot hatches).

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  1. I'm concerned about my mental state. Last week, I put nearly 1000 kms on a new, but relatively forgettable, Renault Fluence. And didn't hate it. Last night, a post on another site caused me to feel a strange desire to take a Citroën 2CV on a road trip. And now today, despite knowing better, I feel inexplicably interested in this Peugeot 505. Maybe I should go see a therapist?

  2. What you experiencing is a rare form of alkali-metal poisoning from ingestion of too much Francium (Fr-87). I suggest an immediate call to the poison control center who will administer to you a series of painful injections to the abdomen, or you can try a few alternative forms of therapy, such as moving to Alabama, learning to play a banjo on your knee, or (my personal preference) going to Alabama with a banjo on your knee.

  3. Oui, je pense que vous avez besoin d'un thérapeute. Les voitures françaises sont une maladie.

  4. I almost bought a 1987 505 Turbo for only $1,500 here in Phoenix, but the seller wouldn't answer my e-mails :( Now I have a 1984 Mercedes 300D Turbo Diesel, which is a tank.


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