Tuesday, December 27, 2011

1987 Peugeot 505 Liberte Edition

This is an interesting car...

The Liberte was sent to the US for just one year, 1987. Peugeot said it was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

While this car was a "special edition", there's nothing really special about it, except for the Liberte badge. In fact, the XN6 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder engine found in the Liberte was an older, soon to be discontinued, engine. The rest of the 1987 US Peugeot line had bigger, more modern engines.

The interior is pretty standard Peugeot. Super comfortable velour seats and a well laid out dash.

The ride is standard Peugeot too, which means it rides and handles as good or better than many modern cars.

What makes this car special is not the Liberte badge. It's special because it's a Peugeot 505, a car that, here in the US, was never given the respect it rightly deserved.

Located in Maysville, KY, click here to see the eBay listing.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The 405 MI16 on ebay is pretty nice too with a BIN of $1,700
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1989-Peugeot-405-MI16-/280795220718
... not that I'm shilling for the seller

rrshadow2 said...

I had a 85 505 Gas Wagon with leather seats and an automatic, it served me well! Great ride, never let me down, only reason I got rid of it was a Ford Escort re-designed the right front corner

Anonymous said...

Looks nice but the salvage title and tranny issues are scary.

Brandon said...
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Brandon said...

I was about to say, this was an older pushrod engine. All of the other engines were OHC engines! When I was a kid, a friend of my mom's had a 505. I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, and I remember her owning it in the late 80s/early 90s. I don't think many were sold around there, though. Shame. Such a well engineered, and just plain awesome car!