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Peugeot 605 SV24, the slumbering sedan.

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Peugeot 605 SV24, the slumbering sedan.

A little note on one of my cars that is in hibernation at the moment.

In 2004, i got a nice job with a good pay. Since my means of transportation then was a Fiat Uno 45 i.e (998cc!), i started looking for another car. I wanted a big sedan, preferrably with some ooomph under the hood.

Sensible persons might had looked at a BMW or a Audi but i stopped when i saw a tiiiiiny little picture of a dark blue sedan on a website. It was love at the first sight. Called up the dealer that was a 2-hour drive away, ditched the Fiat for my mothers Mercedes 250D and grabbed a friend, we are going to inspect a car! When we arrived at the Peugeot dealer, the 605 was lurking in a corner, surrounded by 207’s and a 306. I got the keys, sat behind the wheel and fired it up.

That was the moment i knew that i would buy this car, the silk-smooth, 3-litre V6 engine just put a grin on my face. A short test drive later just made things even clearer, 200 hp and 265 Nm propelled the car smoothly along the highway and also made a wonderful noise when it was put under load. I left the dealer with a empty wallet and one Peugeot 605 SV24.

For two years, i drove the car all the year around but then i started thinking. Since the SV24 model is a rarity in Sweden, it would be a shame if the road salt ate it away. So the SV24 was now only driven in summertime, wintertime was folded to rest, relaxation and general maintenance and small upgrades.

A 2,5 stainless exhaust was specially made for the car, giving it a lower tone and a much better growl on high rpm’s. A lot of effort was put into getting rid of small squeaking sounds that had come over the years, the leather interior also got a professional clean before it was put into storage again.

And then i bought a house. There was no time for the SV24 anymore and since i felt i could not give it the care i wanted to, i put it in storage again in a dry place free from rats and mice. And the years passed, each year i took the car out of it’s storage, washed it and drove it on the backroads so brakes and such would not seize.

I swapped rotors and pads to Brembo stuff which made a huge difference in braking power, first time i tried the brakes i almost ended up with my nose in the windshield. During the years in storage, some of the electrics oxidized, giving the car a. interesting temper.

Peugeot 605

And now it’s 2010. I was out in the storage today, my eyes fell on the 605 and i felt slightly ashamed. I had not done anything major on the car for almost two years.

A year’s grime and dust covered it, making it look sad and abandoned. That’s when i decided that this summer will be the summer of the 605 again, the car is going out of storage, the electric gremlins will be sorted out and i will drive off into the sunset. hopefully.

As for pics and proof of ownership, i am taking the car out of storage on friday, will snap a few shots of it then. Here is a video though just after i got it to my house.

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ROFL dude that has got to be the best use of whatever is lying around since Vin Diesel killed a man with a tea cup. – prizrak comments on my Vaz project.

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