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News: 30 Years of The Peugeot 405

Park Gate in the 1980s was a Hampshire village in which, generally speaking, nothing happened. The local newspaper’s headlines were usually variations on the theme of ‘Jar of Robinson’s Marmalade Stolen from Post Office’. But, one day in July 1989, excitement arrived – my father’s Ford Orion Ghia was replaced by a red Peugeot 405 1.9 GR.

Classic Peugeot Insurance

Why get Peugeot Insurance with Lancaster? As Lancaster has been arranging classic car insurance for over 35 years, we have the knowledge and experience to be able to offer competitive pricing on you Peugeot. We understand that you need peace of mind and feel secure that your vehicle is covered. We also have strong ties with the car clubs in the classic car market and this allows us to offer additional exclusive benefits.

News: Do You Remember - The Peugeot 204 and 304?

Today, if you ask the average classic enthusiast to name a FWD Peugeot with a three-digit number commencing with “2”, the odds are he or she will name the 205.

News: Built to Last – The Peugeot 404

As the theme for this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is “Built to Last”, what car merits this description more than the Peugeot 404? It is the sort of vehicle that you would encounter across the world long after its production ceased.

News: Do You Remember – The Peugeot 104?

The first Peugeot I can remember was a small and extremely smart hatchback darting amongst the red and cream Leyland Atlantean buses and Morris Oxford taxis of downtown Southampton back in the mid-1970s.

News: The Peugeot 205 GTi, The Best Hot Hatch of All Time?

There are some hot topics amongst the classic car enthusiast crowd that are likely to start a lively debate, 80s and 90s best hot hatches is certainly one of them.

News: Car of the Month - Ben Venis and his Peugeot 404

‘Most people are shocked as they think it's a Morris Oxford at first glance, and then realise it's a French car - but they do think she's elegant!’.


It was the Car of the Year for 1969, defeating the BMW E3, the Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina and the Jaguar XJ6. It was a car that would be seen across the world – from Paris to Sydney and from Nairobi to Lagos.


It is hard to convey just how different the Renault Espace seemed from the majority of cars back in 1985 when British sales commenced. It bore no resemblance to the company’s 18 Estate and nor was it directly comparable with the likes of the Citroen CX Safari or the Peugeot 505 Familiale.


Amazing “Fact of The Day”: the XJ6 was not the Car of The Year 1969. This is not to cast aspersions on the Peugeot 504 or the runners up, the BMW 2500/2800 and the Alfa Romeo 1750, but more a note of sheer incredulity.

News: Car of the Month: May 17

Regular readers of Lancaster’s ‘Car of the month’ feature might see a bit of a theme developing. With March’s COTM featuring the Peugeot 205 GTi and April’s looking back at the Escort XR3i, it seems only proper that we now look at the car which started off the whole ‘hot hatch’ movement.

News: Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership – Remembering The Morris Marina

There are certain once ubiquitous cars that often cause people to suddenly ask ‘when did I last see one of those?’ It is an extensive list, one to which you could include the Ford Sierra Mk.1, the Austin Montego, the Vauxhall Cavalier Mk. 3, the Peugeot 405, the original incarnation of the Renault 5 – and the Morris Marina.