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Peugeotex September 2012 Volume 26 Issue 8

The October issue of Peugeotex has been printed, packed and posted and will arrive in member’s letterboxes in due course.

Peugeotex Cover Oct 2011


  • Coming Events
  • President’s Ramble
  • Peugeot Unveils New 4008
  • US Going Electric?
  • Jeanette’s Jottings
  • Club Night Report
  • 508 & NCAP
  • Peugeot-Citroen Plans More Cost Cuts
  • Peugeot Allies Its Alloys
  • Membership
  • Peugeot Protects
  • Pride of Ownership
  • Why I trust Peugeots
  • A Rat In The Ranks
  • Is The 108 Coming South?
  • HXi Concept Car
  • Health Message
  • Thought For The Month
  • French Market
  • Better Than Batteries
  • Letters To The Editor
  • Longest Bridge Opens

Damaged 1957 Peugeot 403 Sedan Auctioned at Turners Penrose

The black 4 door 1957 Peugeot 403 Sedan was up for Auction at Turners Damaged Vehicles in Penrose on 29th March 2012.

It was listed as having an 1800 cc engine, however the standard engine size for a 57 sedan was only 1468cc.
Condition was described as rear damage but still driveable with a key still available.
The Autotrader add showed a price estimate of $1,500 and 68 views of the page.
It seems likely that this is the same car advertised in the March 2012 Peugeotex.
That car also had rear damage, and as Vero considered it too expensive to fix, they wrote it off and deregistered it! The owner was able to find most of the parts to complete the repair and about $1,000 of chassis work was required.
A quick check indicated that there were just over 30 cars listed as Peugeot 403s with live registration in early 2011, but the figure may be a bit higher as a few of the Peugeots of that era did not have their model numbers listed. It looks like this might have been one of the earliest 403s still with live registration prior to the accident. There is one 1955 model, a possibly one other 57 (the model is not specified) before this one.
Hopefully it went to an enthusiast.
The car was again up for sale at Turners on 5 April 2012.
A phone call to NZTA revealled that it was deregistered on 30 March 2012.
What happened? Perhaps it sold, was deregistered and then the buyer failed to complete the deal?
Unfortunately, the result is the the original 1957 plate is no longer valid for the car, a significant loss in value in some people’s view.


Intermarque 2012 “The Power of the Marque”

39th Intermarque Concours d’Elegance
11th to 12th February 2012


The Power of the Marque is theme.
The Peugeot Club will be showing a selection of member’s 406 coupes.




Gymkhana 2012

The 2012 Interclub Gymkhana is being hosted by the Peugeot Club.

When: Sunday 19th February 2012, 1pm to 4pm (or arrive early at 12.30pm and have a picnic lunch)

Where: Cato Farm, Karaka. (see it on google maps)

Driving Instructions:

  • Take the Papakura exit from the motorway
  • Follow Hingaia Rd which changes its name to Linwood Rd
  • Turn right into Karaka North Rd
  • Proceed down Karaka North Road and turn down the first and only road to the right – Cato-Peart Road
  • Proceed to the end of Cato-Peart Road where you will directed to the appropriate paddock.

The Gymkhana is an annual event involving a number of activities which may be scored by time, accuracy, or what ever the organisers can come up with. As well as points for individual placings, points are tallied for the two clubs and count towards the Tricolore Trophy.

2011 End of year – Christmas Club Night

TUESDAY  22 NOV 6.30pm

PRESENT;    Terry Burgher, John Cooney, Laurie & Dawn Darrington, Kevin & Jenna Hardie and family, John & Jeanette Grant, Don & Wynne Howarth.
     It was good to see Terry again after a lapse of some months. This was a most enjoyable evening; the food was good and the company better. Dawn brought brandysnaps – which proved extremely popular while the children discovered they liked feijoa cake! They also liked the doll’s pushchair, the model cars, the toy garage and the steam engine. In fact the only one who didn’t enjoy the evening was the cat. We didn’t see her until five minutes after the last car left.
     It turned out that it was Wynne’s birthday so a cake was hastily transformed into a birthday cake and we all sang an appropriate song.
   The committee would like to wish everyone who missed this early Xmas celebration, a very happy celebration of their own and we look forward to seeing more of you in the New Year.