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1986 Peu­geot 505 V6 Robert El­liott*, Glas­gow

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Cel­e­brat­ing the clas­sics that re­ally make you tick.

I did the pre-de­liv­ery in­spec­tion on this car, so you could say it has been a great part of my life! It came up for sale in 2016. A friend tipped me off and when I walked up the drive – there it was!

This is the only right-hand drive man­ual V6 left. It hadn’t been on the road for 16 years so I gave it a full over­haul and it needed a fair bit of weld­ing. It has taken me 18 months but it’s fin­ished now! The V6 is spe­cial with unique sus­pen­sion that runs a lot of neg­a­tive cam­ber. It was ex­pen­sive – in 1986, £7800 would have bought a new 205 GTI but this 505 V6 was £17,500!

I have been a Peu­geot club mem­ber, a 406 BTCC team mem­ber and a Scot­tish mas­ter tech­ni­cian. I’ve mod­i­fied and re­paired count­less Peu­geots but I’m es­pe­cially proud of the 505. Given my his­tory, it feels like I’ve come full cir­cle. *A few months after this in­ter­view, Robert sadly died. We send our deep­est con­do­lences to part­ner Zoe, his fam­ily and his many friends.

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