1970s / Citroen / French / Peugeot / Rust in peace

Rust in peace: Citroën Ami 8, Peugeot 204

ranwhenparked-citroen-peugeot-view-1Last week’s Rust in Peace article showcased three Citroën 2CVs abandoned behind what looks like an old repair shop. Like I mentioned, the cars aren’t alone. They’re sitting next to a Citroën Ami 8, a Peugeot 204 and a few newer cars including a first-gen Renault Clio, a Citroën C15 and a Peugeot 205 shell.

We’re focusing on the 204 and the Ami 8 – truth be told, I didn’t even take pictures of the Clio, and I only shot the C15 from far away. Like the 2CVs, the Ami and the 204 look like they’ve been parked for approximately two decades, though there are no registration stickers to provide a better idea of when they were last on the road.

It’s interesting to notice that both of these classics are locked. There’s really nothing to steal inside, the Ami’s interior is largely gone and the 204’s is in terrible shape, and I don’t think the owners are worried about someone hot-wiring them and driving them away. Most likely, the cars were locked when they were parked because the owner never intended for them to spend twenty years outside.

I couldn’t spend too much around the 2CVs because they were infested by wasps, and I ran into the same issue with the 204 and the Ami 8. I’ll make it a point to go back in the winter to get a closer look at all of the cars and take better pictures.

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