Forgotten Slovenian Peugeot 504 Rescued, Put Back On Road

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We're getting more DOTS Bonus Edition stuff from Yurp these days, which gives us just that much more opportunity to see Peugeot 504s in their native habitat. Nicjasno, from the Slovenian city of Maribor, has photographed his family's 504, which was found sitting abandoned in the weeds near a Peugeot dealer and brought back to life. The new paint job looks nice, and we even get a bonus vintage Benz; make the jump for Nicjasno's story.


In Maribor, Slovenia - Europe.
The Peugeot is the same vintage as i am, a 78'. They sure don't make em' that way anymore.
As you can see on the first pics, we found the car near a peugeot dealer sitting in the grass. Apparently it's been there for about 10 years. The car immediately jumped to life after adding a new battery and a few drops of fuel into the carb, which was amazing considering how long it's been there. It was also mostly rust free.
It started its life as a green metallic car, but we decided to paint it the the blue color that our first 504 had. I remember to that day the moment i got my finger stuck in the door of that car when i was 5 years old.
The next set of pics was made today. As you can see from the interior shot, the car served my dad as a daily driver. Now he bought a new car and the Peugeot is on weekend duty only. Sadly, he is going to sell it (just in case anybody's interested).
The Mercedes was a quick buy. I don't even know where he got it. The paint was peeling off and it had some rust spots, but mechanically it was/is in excellent shape. The rust and paint have been fixed as can be seen from the pics. It's a 79' 2.3l gasoline model with original aluminum rims. It's a rare sight to see a w123 in such a good shape here. Most of them are diesels in very neglected conditions and are run on chip fat or heating oil instead of diesel.
I don't know what he'll do with it, but i hope he doesn't sell it.

Anyway that's it.
Best regards


This makes me miss the MB 300D my grandmother had in Spain. I'm still amazed you got the Peugeot running. Thanks for the great pics Nicjasno.