S L E E P I N G
B E A U T I E S
rotting away are always a sorry sight. The pictures no. 3 -
7 on this side were taken in 1998 on a field that seems to be
a PEUGEOT-graveyard in Germany. You don't see
many things like this these days: About five 504 sedans,
two 504 Break, four 404 sedans, two 404
Break, three 403 sedans, two 3-litre BMW,
an old Mercedes S, some Alfas, Opels and
tons of PEUGEOT spares are exposed to the elements or
under the remains of a barn.
The cars had not been struck by vandals and most would had made
worthwhile restoration projects or at least yielded lots of
spares. Sadly, despite they would have sold for quite a price,
no car was for sale. Even more sad: The site has been cleared
since, and I was unable to save more than a boot-full of parts...
This makes grown men cry.
two 404s, a sedan and a french Commerciale,
are kept safe from the elements. The Break is driveable, wearing
still french plates and tax disks
and dust inside another 404 Commerciale
'81 504 TI automatique with double headlamps, which were
used in Germany only on '76 TI models
is a 1969 (!) 504 sedan, still without the air-outlets
in the C-pillar. It drove from France to this place some 15
years ago. There's not much metal left - and some kind of tree
grows between tow-bar and rear valance...
403 sedans keep each other company. In the background
an east-german Wartburg is gathering dust.
atmospheric shot for an Armageddon movie ? 404 sedan,
nearby a 504 Break.
Germany, but a different place. Two 505 Break, a
504 Coupe and a 204 sedan are kept for