1990s / French / Peugeot / Rust in peace

Rust in peace: Peugeot 306 (part one)

I found the Peugeot 306 you see below a couple of weeks ago while picking olives on the outskirts of a small town. It’s admittedly a little newer than most of the cars we typically feature in our rust in peace series, but I couldn’t resist the urge to shoot a few pictures of it.

There’s no mystery surrounding this 306: It appeared in a field of olive trees after a night of heavy rain. The owner got in an accident on a main road and hid the car out in the countryside for one reason or another. The fact that it’s neither inspected nor insured — at least according to the stickers on the windshield — likely explain its current location, but you know what they say about judging a book by its cover.

What’s interesting is that the car hasn’t been claimed yet. I’m not surprised the owner hasn’t been back for it, but I would have figured the owner of the field it’s in would have had it removed, especially since October is olive-picking season. Instead, the driver-side window was busted and locals have been slowly dismantling it over the past three or so weeks. I haven’t driven past it since, but I’ve been told by a friend that there’s not a lot left of it today.

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5 thoughts on “Rust in peace: Peugeot 306 (part one)

  1. Not sure about not a classic – the earliest are what 22 – 23 years old now?
    This one looks neat and tidy in the engine bay which bears out the mishap rather than wrecked and abandoned story – no wonder the locals are picking it to bits – the “spares” must be in good condition !

    • I actually drove past it maybe an hour after I published that article — holy smokes, it’s in awful shape. I didn’t have my camera, but I’ll try to go back one of these days and shoot a few pics.

  2. Pingback: Rust in peace: Peugeot 306 (part two) | Ran When Parked

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