Wanted Peugeot 505 Station Wagon

Wanted to  buy: A Peugeot 505 station wagon with a WOF and live registration in Auckland or upper half of the North Island for a good one.


  • Automatic gearbox (although manual would be considered)
  • 5 Seater version (would consider 8 seater version too)
  • Late model,  hopefully 1990/1991
  • light colour
  • WOF and registration
  • In Auckland or upper North Island

Please contact Bill Dobbie, 09 638 9210

Drag racing veteran still going fast

A top New Zealand drag racer was beaten by a 65-year-old at the New Zealand Drag Racing Association (NZDRA) National Finals at Fram Autolite Dragway in Meremere on Sunday 28th March 2010.

Veteran drag racer Trevor Watson drove his 1967 Peugeot powered dragster into the C2 Competition Class finals to take on event favourite Robbie Ward.


Ward says he has had a successful 2009/2010 season, taking nearly two seconds off the New Zealand record with his newly built Nissan turbo-charged chassis.

However, in the final race Ward lost his concentration and was disqualified for leaving the line six hundredths of a second too early. His car still ran a 7.6 second quarter mile and reached 143.09 mph (230.27 km/h).

“I’m absolutely kicking myself that I didn’t win it. It was in the bag and I blew it”, said Ward.

Watson, an experienced drag racer says nearly 50 years of reading the lights contributed to his win. His bright red dragster ran a 9.285 second quarter mile and reached 137.16 mph (220.73 km/h).

Although pleased with the win Watson says his biggest achievement was winning the Super Eliminator at the Kopuku open coal mine [New Zealand’s first drag strip] in 1969. “We had an old dragster with a Vauxhall Victor engine – it would have been New Zealand’s first.”

Watson says he comes back every year for more than just the racing.

“The racing’s fine, but it’s the people, atmosphere and the huge adrenalin kick I get out of it. At my old age I don’t need any of the rat pills to keep me going.”

Watson demonstrates age is just a number and passionately encourages others over 65 to enter the sport. “Chuck away your pills, spend a few dollars and go buy a little drag racing car. You’ll have an awesome time.”


Article by Geoff Bell. Originally published in Te Waha Nui. Reproduced by permission.


1987 505GTi – manual – two owners; straight body with no rust; goes well; moderate mileage – Rego on hold & WoF just expiried. Reasonable offers to Mike Wilkie ph 09 625 4653

Technical Information – Rare 1993 Peugeot 605 turbo has two versions of the 605 turbo listed, the earlier 146hp model and the later 150 hp model.

This car is described as a 1993 model first listed in 1994, indicating that it should be the 146 horsepower variant.  This is backed up by the engine code embedded in the chassis number, RGY and RGX are the two versions of the XU10J2te engine and this car should have the RGY engine.

  • Top speed 210 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100kmh 10.0 seconds
  • Average fuel consumption 9.6 l/100km
  • 4 cylinder, 8 valve single overhead cam (sohc)
  • displacement 1998cc, bore x stroke 86mm x 86mm
  • compression ratio 8.5:1
  • Maximum power 146 hp (107 kW) at 4400 rpm
  • Maximum torque 225 Nm at 2200 rpm
  • multipoint fuel injection
  • turbocharged

Data specific to this car is available on Carjam and if you are considering purchasing this car (or any other car) you should at least click here to check for an updated report or preferably buy a report that shows any securities issued against the car.

Vehicle details

  • Make: PEUGEOT
  • Model: 605
  • Year: 1993
  • Submodel: SR TI
  • Main colour: Green
  • Vehicle type: Passenger Car/Van
  • Body style: Saloon
  • No of seats: 5
  • CC rating: 1,998cc
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Assembly type: Imported Built-Up
  • Country of origin: France

Vehicle Identification

  • VIN: VF36BRGY290878377
  • Plate: AMD994
  • Engine no: HJ643000662

Basic facts

  • Reported stolen or wanted otherwise by the Police?: No


  • Licence type: X (Exemption)
  • Licence expiry: 2013, February 24th (expires in 10 months 1 day)
  • Latest licence issued on: 2012, February 20th at 81:2
  • Continuous licence: Yes


  • Registration status: Active
  • Registration origin: Imported
  • Vehicle usage: Private Passenger
  • Cause of latest registration: Used
  • Date of registration: 2002, February 20th
  • Was registered overseas?: Yes
  • Previous country of registration: United Kingdom
  • Date of first registration overseas: 1994

Plates history

Plate AMD994 Effective date 2002, February 20th

Warrant of Fitness (WOF)

  • Subject to WOF inspection?: Yes
  • WOF expiry: expired 2009, April 13th
  • Last inspection: 2008, October 13th (Pass)

Odometer history

  • Inconsistent odometer: No
  • Latest odometer reading: 141,160 Miles (on 2008, October 13th, source: WOF Inspection)
Reading, Miles Date Source or reason Usage (avg), Miles/day/year
141,160 2008, October 13th WOF inspection
141,160 2008, October 13th WOF inspection 10.05/3,659
139,230 2008, April 4th WOF inspection 3.63/1,323
138,467 2007, September 7th WOF inspection 2.00/730
138,062 2007, February 17th WOF inspection 18.09/6,586
134,842 2006, August 23rd WOF inspection 13.78/5,017
132,250 2006, February 16th WOF inspection 8.78/3,196
130,872 2005, September 12th WOF inspection 2.56/933
130,300 2005, February 1st WOF inspection 4.08/1,485
129,586 2004, August 10th WOF inspection 4.40/1,601
128,794 2004, February 12th WOF inspection 10.04/3,655
127,007 2003, August 18th WOF inspection 7.04/2,563
125,697 2003, February 13th WOF inspection 7.52/2,738
124,321 2002, August 14th WOF inspection 5.65/2,055
123,327 2002, February 19th WOF inspection no travel for 90 days
123,327 2001, November 21st border check


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The report was created and is only valid as at 2012, April 25th.

Rare Peugeot 605 Turbo for sale

Although Peugeot has a long history of using turbochargers in their racing cars and diesel engines, finding a factory fitted turbo in an older petrol powered road car is a rare occurance in New Zealand.

There was of course the fabulous Peugeot 205 T16 (200 produced for homologation) and Peugeot 405 T16 (1061 produced), both of which allowed Peugeot to perform remarkable feats in motor racing in the 1980’s. However, based on the limited information available from NZTA, there is no indication that there are any road legal versions of these models currently in New Zealand.

Left hand drive countries got the Peugeot 505 Turbo in both wagon and sedan form. The US spec 505 with the 2155cc turbo engine put out significantly more power than the US version of the 505 V6, but only just beat the euro version of the V6.  It seems that the turbo sits right where the steering column goes on a right hand drive 505, so this probably explains why they were available in LHD only.

And then up pops a Peugeot 605 Turbo on Trademe! – Time to do a little investigation.

In February 2005 there were around 169 Peugeot 605s with live registration. Of these, 12 were shown as having a 2 litre engine and the remainder having the 3 litre V6.

The 2 litre models included

  • 2 SVI
  • 4 SRI
  • 2 SLI
  • 1 STI
  • 1 SRTI
  • 2 not specified.

But by May 2011, the number of 605s with live registration had reduced to around 81 and only 8 of these were four bangers!

  • 4 SRI
  • 1 SLI
  • 1 SRTI
  • 2 not specified.

So what do the model number mean? The information below is takend from the website:

  • SRi could be either an 8 valve engine producing 122 hp or a 16 valve dohc engine producing 135 hp
  • SLi could either be single point injection producing 110 hp or multipoint injection producing 122 hp, both 8 valve sohc
  • SRTi is 8 valve sohc with turbo producing 146hp in the first year of production, rising to 150hp in  subsequent years

Sure enough, the 605 Turbo on Trademe matches the NZTA information – 1993 605 SRTI, 1998 cc petrol engine first registered in NZ in 2002, colour green.

The current listing can be found here, but since it is a classified ad, it will no longer be available after the listing expires, so the information is reproduced below. The seller is nfeleven

1993 Peugeot

  • Asking price: $500
  • Listed: Thu 19 Apr, 11:53 am
  • Listing #: 468071515
1993 Peugeot 605 SRTI,141,000mlsThis car is all complete with rego on hold.
Has 2 litre turbo petrol engine with 5 speed manual box.
Engine broke cambelt when idling hence the reason its parked up.Some doors have been kicked in but otherwise its straight and tidy.
Don’t want to split for parts so the buyer takes it all.Its quite a rare vehicle which seems too good to scrap.Any enquiries:
Ph:03 3124 940
or:027 224 3167

Seller’s Details

nfeleven (1 )
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  • Member since Oct 2011


Front view of the rare 1993 Peugeot 605 turbo

Front left corner view of the rare 1993 Peugeot 605 turbo showing the damaged left front door

Left rear corner view of the rare 1993 Peugeot 605 turbo again showing the damaged left front door


Rear view of the rare 1993 Peugeot 605 turbo

Cavernous Peugeot 605 boot with a ski trapdoor

Front seats - this may be a rare 1993 Peugeot 605 turbo but the seats will be as comfortable as more common models

The lever on the side shows the driver’s seat to be height adjustable, and it appears that the seat is also manually moved forward and backwards – something I much prefer to electric seats!.