1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. How about a turbocharged French sports sedan from the Reagan Era?

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo


I used to own a Peugeot 504, and I've been scouring the island for one to photograph for this series. No dice in that department so far, but I did manage to find this 505 Turbo down by the beach. This is our fourth Alameda DOTS Peugeot; prior to today, we've had this '60 403, this '85 505, and this '91 405.

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo


The 505 Turbo was a fast rear-wheel-drive machine that held its own against the German competition back in the 80s; we were very disappointed that the Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys 505 Turbo 24 Hours Of LeMons team wrecked their trailer on the way to the Arse Freeze-A-Palooza race. We're hoping they'll be at the Reno race to show those BMWs a thing or two.

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo


I found this car parked down by the San Francisco Bay, at the beach favored by the wind- and kite-surfing crowd. The anti-shark surf-shop sticker on the back suggests that it's a surfer's daily driver (though the telltale roof racks seem to be missing).

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo

1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo


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