Originally Posted by Ashton20001
Just thought I will post some pictures of the restoration work done on my Peugeot 309.
Ah, the 309 GLD with the TUD5 engine!
I remember I was head over heels with this car and had almost made up my mind to buy it but couldn't because I was too young to have any money with me at that time
. Loved the petrol motor too. Added benefit of the TUD5 was the better ride quality courtesy the stiffer dampers that were necessitated owing to the added weight of the TUD5.
Noisy, clattery but a hell of a tough engine, this. Good for its time though.
Those were the days when Peugeot made well nigh indestructible cars. Solid, mechanically reliable, and extremely comfortable. And that styling - drawn, not carved. Sketched, not moulded.
Good job there by your mechanic. How much for the restoration? Could you please submit a cost breakup for various jobs? Premier was fitting the Rio with TUD5 motor till very recently - maybe you could approach a Premier dealership for spares if needed, provided you could find a Premier dealership first
Feels great to see you spend so much on this car. Take my word for this - you pamper this car and it will hold itself so well that you could one day inherit it to your progeny.
Tough times dont last, but tough cars do
Well done. Thanks for sharing.