80s Peugeot 505 estate makes over £20,000 at auction
Practicality and low mileage leads to strong result for 80s classic
Estate cars tend to be popular choice for used car buyers but this rare survivor was in demand more than most, selling for an incredible £20,250 on online auction Car & Classic.
The Peugeot 505, once a favoured option for bigger families in 1980s before the advent of SUVs, has all but disappeared with fewer than 50 left on UK roads. That, together with just 32,000 miles showing on the odometer and incredibly preserved condition after 30 years in hibernation, led to frantic bidding.
Cavernous load area!
Seemingly found by a developer, purchasing properties from probate, the lowly model (just a GR, complete with velour trim) had been untaxed since 1991 but had benefitted from a light recommission from the seller, fitting a fresh set of tyres, new brake lines, and a full set of filters and fluids.
Fewer than 50 505s are on the road in the UK
Back to the 80s with GR's cloth trim