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#1 OFFLINE   MrSchwifty

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:12 PM

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Like most of my car acquisitions, this one all started when my "friend" sent me a link along with the tag line "this wins". It was through this method that I have ended up with a Montego in the past......a car whose welcoming blue velour interior and harsh but robust lines I miss to this day. 

 

Anyway. I had actually wanted a 505 wagon (or family estate if you want to get all proper about it) for quite some time. But had rather given up on owning one due to their rarity - having all fallen to either the scrappage scheme (stupid cockwomble asshat government) or the promise of $4000 in your bank account courtesy of a Gambian Prince upon receipt of your 505 at Banjul harbour.  This one however, had escaped and was now advertised for stupid money on Crap & Classic. The price was too high but as it was only 20 minutes from home and such a rare beast I figured "screw it, I can just take a look". As you all are probably all too aware, this was the fateful mistake! 

 

What greeted me on arrival was an extremely cosmetically shabby (moss on the outside, straw and hay on the inside) but generally not too rot stricken base model (GR) 2 litre petrol 505 family estate. The guy had had it for over 10 years, and at 105k on the clock it was barely run in. He was not a mechanical chap, but had serviced it religiously each year - just a pity he never cleaned it! He also had ALL the paperwork, including the original options tick list, radio code, key code (for spares to be cut....I nearly fainted, I thought they only existed in legend), all the books and brochures and a mound of service history.It hadn't been used in the past 2 years, only to go to and from the MOT station, and had been in the barn to be used as sheep storage - hence the straw. Needless to say, I was hooked! 

 

A deal was struck for just over half what he was asking - he was asking too much, mainly to put off "the Polish, Africans and travellers" (his words not mine) - and then I was off, with a completely bemused Mrs Schwifty sat in the damp, straw covered passenger seat! I chucked 40 quid of fuel in it at the nearest station, along with a bottle of redex and then booted it home. The poor old girl spluttered and coughed like hell for the first few miles but had started to clear up by the end of the 15 mile trip home.  Needless to say, when I got home to my small residential street, parking all 3 metres of this enormous barge proved tricky and with the rest of my fleet already taking up space it was clear this needed to go elsewhere until the fleet could be thinned down a bit. 

So the next day instead of taking my trusty K10 Micra down to rural Somerset to see the parents (225 miles), I decided to take the 505 - and leave it there. Much to my disappointment, the 505 bumbled along and ate up the miles with ease, giving me great hopes for a stupidly long French camping holiday next year. Luckily, the parents were happy to have it sit there until other shite is sold too!

 

I spent the weekend doing a general inspection and clean. Pictures below. I have ordered a number of service items from Dean Hunter (Peugeot Parts Specialist - top bloke) And if anyone has a set of 505 GTI alloys please let me know. More to follow soon!

 

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As it arrived in Somerset

 

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Much straw

 

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Ubiquitous hemi-head XN1A petrol engine

 

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Then a bit of a hoover: 

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Lots of tidying jobs and rust prevention to do. Lots more to come shortly!

 

 


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At least its not on fire. 


#2 OFFLINE   Pillock

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:58 PM

Sorry for the delay in post approval (it happens for the first few posts a new member makes). Have a free bump so nobody misses this :)


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#3 OFFLINE   skattrd

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:05 PM

Phwoar, we need more of this kind of thing.


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#4 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:05 PM

YOW!!!!!!!!!

 

can the proles feck orf with their 205s

 

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#5 OFFLINE   bramz7

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:05 PM

Oh this one lived in Oxford didn't it? Good save.

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:08 PM

Looks proper old money that.

 

Well done. 

 

Lots of details please...


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:10 PM

Beautiful. I'd love a working pug 2.0 petrol estate in this colour

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:16 PM

Those seats are wonderful, but I expect you know that already.  505 estates seemed to go through a mad phase money wise a few years back, but seemed to have settled down a bit now.  Perhaps 'cos there ain't any good ones left.



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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:18 PM

Fantastic! And a hearty welcome.

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:23 PM

That looks great, I've always wanted a 505, I have a couple of 305s, how does the 505 compare?


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#11 OFFLINE   jonathan_dyane

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:25 PM

Gorgeous! The wheels look amazing

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#12 OFFLINE   500tops

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:26 PM

Fantastic!

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:28 PM

Fabulous. Bet you can’t wait to get it cleaned up. Hope you have a good cleaning equipment!

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:36 PM

Oooooft that's gorgeous!

Don't shampoo the seats now though, wrong time of year, they'll never dry!
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:41 PM

A friend of mine and 505 enthusiast brought this to our last road trip. I was genuinely impressed how well it kept up with much more modern cars, being the V6 definitely helped. Very cool to see these still on the road!

 

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:14 PM

Ooof that is stunning! Looks like last of the line run out spec on an H plate too.
My uncle ran these and 504 wagons exclusively throughout the 70s and 80s. Love it!!

#17 OFFLINE   Heidel_Kakao

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:16 AM

That is delightful :) I would ask for dibs but doubt I would be able to afford it if you ever decide to sell it
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:19 AM

Oooh! Well in:)

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:35 AM

Blimey that's a late one.

Shame it means it doesn't have the dash with the warning lights above the instrument binnacle, which I reckon just looks ace.

Haven't been in one of these since 1993...
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 02:05 AM

Yeah! 505 break with XN1, winning combination. Indestructible  it will live forever. Ignore what people say, the second generation dash and interiuer is so much nicer!


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 02:33 AM

Ooh yes. Oh, very much yes to this. Top buyage!

 

Not only is it generally wonderful, but also pretty much identical to a 505 Familiale I attempted to procure for band/gigging activities c.2000 from a demolition-site trader, the purchase of which foundered on insurance snags and deep parental disapproval (whilst the same colour as yours, the paintwork on this one was detroyed and every single panel had been extravagantly kicked in).

 

Rare old beasts these days, and deffo very near the top of my 'want to own' list.

 

Look forward to hearing more!!


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 02:41 AM

I'm a bit of a pug fan, so yes I like that.

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 06:02 AM

Grew up with an older A reg one of these. Huge cars even by modern standards I think!

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:58 AM

Does it still smell of sheep?
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:00 AM

Sounds daft but get a decent DIY type immobiliser fitted to it. These are easy pickings for theft and export to Africa.
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:21 AM

I love these - I'll admit I'm hankering after the saloon.... the last one was, sadly for me, an automatic.....

Excellent purchase fella. Lovely looking old bus



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:25 AM

Sigh. Why can't we have big estates any more?

 

Pug 505s are second only to CXs on my really need a proper estate list.



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:33 AM

Winning! Love it.


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:47 AM

Hnnnngggg, that's lovely.


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:52 AM

They are absolutely lovely looking things, aren't they?
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