1982 Peugeot 504 SRD Familiale

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  • Rare 7-seater Familiale model
  • Recent brake overhaul
  • A solid base in need of fettling and cosmetics

The Appeal

The Peugeot 504 was renowned for its durability and reliability, carrying over the virtues of both comfort and mechanical accessibility. Roomy and stylish, the 504 developed into a perfect long-distance cruiser. Upon its introduction in 1968, winning the European car of the year in the following year, an estate version was rolled out in 1971. A reworking of the sedan, the ‘Familiale’, featured a high roof line, lengthened wheelbase and solid rear axle. 

It placed the car as a useful load-lugger but the addition of the boot seat effectively made it a 7-seater. Its long production run in sixteen countries continued in Nigeria as recently as 2006 and gifted Peugeot with one of their best-selling cars. A truly global car for an appreciative customer, who continues to value its ease of repair and rugged ability. 

European markets discontinued the 504 in the early 1980’s as market dynamics rather than dependable no-nonsense travel took precedence, and this LHD example is one of the later cars to have been produced. Powered by the unburstable 2.3-litre XD2 fuel-injected diesel engine, this 1982 504 SRD has appeared to have seen over 200,000 miles of adventures over its lifetime. Believed to have been bought new in Portugal, it spent much of its early life travelling back and forth between there and the UK. 

Very much a workhorse in every sense, this old girl is in less than perfect condition with plenty of minor issues that would benefit some attention, but the solid structure, decent mechanical health and legendary reputation could be ideal for someone looking for a piece of Peugeot heritage with historical evidence of longevity and complete durability. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in Portugal in March 1982
  • Believed to have been used between London and Portugal up until the late 80s
  • Subsequently placed into storage for an indefinite period
  • Recommissioned in 2015
  • The current owner took the car on in the summer of 2022 and used it as a leisure car
  • Recent Invoice for brake parts
  • A minor electrical overhaul has been carried out
  • V5c present
  • MOT and Tax-exempt
  • The last MOT in 2018 had an advisory for slight structure corrosion and steering play
  • Workshop manual included 
  • Two-volume genuine parts catalogue supplied
  • Several spare parts included 
  • Selling due to family commitments

The Interior

  • Nylon seat fabric appears to be mostly free of damage 
  • Damage was noted on the side backrest of the nearside rear passenger seat
  • The rear boot seat is functional 
  • Carpets well used but complete
  • The dashboard appears to be free of significant damage
  • Controls all said to function, with the exception of the rear wiper
  • An over-ride manual choke pull has been installed and is said to work well
  • A USB/MP3 player installed 
  • Some of the interior trim is reported to be loose
  • The door cards are intact if a little grubby
  • The headlining appears to be largely intact 
  • Boot trim shows signs of age and may have been subject to light water ingress

The Exterior 

  • Structurally solid with a typical age-related sheen of surface corrosion noted underneath
  • The floor pan, boot floor and chassis rails appear to be in good shape with no reported issues with its suspension mounts or inner wheel wells
  • Blemishes at the lower flanks of the exterior, with corrosion noted on the nearside front door and lower front valance 
  • Both sides of the rear wings show evidence of previous metalwork repair
  • Panel fit is acceptable with decent panel gaps
  • Minor dents and scuffs scattered mostly at the corners of the bodywork
  • The paint finish has an even coverage with age-related marks
  • Pop-up sunroof fitted and said to be leak-free
  • All doors are said to open and close with ease
  • The passenger side door key lock is not working but unlocks from the inside
  • Glass and seals commensurate with the age 
  • Lights and lenses intact
  • Bumpers well mounted to the car
  • Mild wear was noted on the rear bumper
  • Missing side trim on the rear nearside and front offside wing 
  • Chrome window trim is complete and free of significant damage
  • Steel wheels display age-related wear but are all complete with their chrome hub caps
  • The Jupiter tyres are around 20 years old, seemingly free of sidewall damage and retain a legal tread

The Mechanics 

  • Powered by the legendary XD2 fuel-injected 2.3-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine
  • 4-speed gearbox
  • The reverse gear doesn’t stay in its gate but functions if held in place
  • The engine starts perfectly once cranked, although sometimes requires a second attempt to engage the starter motor if it just clicks the first time
  • Once fired up, it doesn’t smoke and idles smoothly without undulation
  • The car runs well with the owner commenting that it cruises nicely at 60 mph
  • Subject to a minor service by the current owner
  • Said to use no oil or water
  • The electrical system has seen a minor overhaul to rectify lighting and front wiper issues
  • It has a slow electrical drain caused by the radio - the owner disconnects the battery to circumvent the issue
  • Much of the braking system has seen recent attention
  • New front discs/pads and calipers and new rear shoes and cylinders 
  • The owner assures us that it now brakes safely, with no issues in terms of its steering


The applications for a 504 Familiale are far wider than you may have previously thought. A comfortable genuine 7-seater with a rugged diesel engine could easily eat up the highways of the UK. As a working vehicle, it offers plenty of space, perhaps as a promotional tool or maybe you might be tempted to take it overseas as a touring car. Character comes in many different guises, and thanks to Peugeot's legendary reputation for dependability, ease of mechanical repair and ability to tackle almost any corner of the world, this delightful and honest old bus is spellbindingly unique and utterly practical. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1982
  • Make Peugeot
  • Model 504
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 344,378 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2304
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Tunbridge Wells
  • Location Kent
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
9 bids from 5 bidders
  • le•••• £3,000 21/09/23
  • 60•••• £2,900 21/09/23
  • le•••• £2,800 21/09/23
  • ru•••• £2,700 21/09/23
  • le•••• £2,500 21/09/23
  • 60•••• £2,400 21/09/23
  • ru•••• £2,200 21/09/23
  • ro•••• £2,100 18/09/23
  • Ch•••• £2,000 16/09/23

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