About a month ago I already wanted to do a compare between the normal Peugeot 504 and the Peugeot 504 Coupé. The problem was the only ‘normal’ 504 I got is an Altaya James Bond on a small diorama reenacting a scene For your Eyes only. Of course there was a car chase in the movie and, next to his Lotus, for that 007 used a 2CV. Being chased by these guys in their black 504.
But it was mounted on it’s base by the famous triangular screw IXO seems to use a lot. This time the screws were even smaller than before so I had to get me another screwdriver. And that one arrived this week.
So I could cut it loose and maybe chase another 2CV as I got a lot of those. Just too bad I don’t have a yellow one like Bond uses in the movie. And too bad I wouldn’t know how to recreate that epic scene with the jumping/flying 2CV.
Then the second problem arose: although this one came straight out the box it’s rear-axle allowed only for one incomplete rotation. So panning was out of the question:
Alright then. A simple chase then. On a track to prevent innocent bystanders to get hurt.
‘Run ‘m off the track Zorba!’
But that wasn’t what started this post. The 504 Saloon is a well known car, even available in the USA. Headlights were replaced over there to feature sealed beams. So I suppose I can skip the history lecture over here. And start with what you all came here for, a small comparison of the Saloon with the Coupé.
Off course the Coupé is a bit lower. Even with three semi-criminal passengers in the Saloon.
The 504 Saloon didn’t come with the V6 (or did it in the US?) the Coupé could be bought with but both engine-compartments seem to be of the same size.
And somehow the Coupé doesn’t seem to have a problem when it comes to the trunk. It’s slightly smaller though as the 504 has 460 liters available for cargo as opposed to the Coupé’s 360 liters.
Not only was the wheelbase somewhat shortened, overall length was smaller for the Coupé as well. It differs only 5” for 1:1’s, I couldn’t tell without getting a ruler.
And although I’ve always liked the looks of the Saloon, that Coupé simply is that good looking I’d doubt anyone would actually choose a Saloon over a Coupé.
The quality in the models differ a bit as well. The red Norev is way superior over the black Altaya. I already mentioned that rear-axle. The ‘offset’ of the trunk in photo 2 and 4 seems a bit off. Those figurines in the car...
Wanted by the Ελληνική Αστυνομία: 3 crooks in a black Peugeot 504 with licenseplate M-265928. Do not look into eyes of either the driver as well as the passengers (one of which has steel teeth and calls himself ‘Jaws’) but contact the Hellenic Police Force at 1-800-222-8477 immediately. Don’t be a hero, these guys do carry and will not hesitate to kill you.
But the decals all seem to fit. And it’s just produced to keep the memories of this Bond episode alive anyway. I’ve got several Bond-cars, it’s just that Bond not seems to use a lot of French cars that prevent me from getting more. That yellow 2CV eventually will be hunted for, I promise you that. I really do love the Connery/Moore-eras of Bond, maybe I should just get them all...
And off they go, on to a next assignment. And that’s our sign to stop this French Friday for me. And put on some tunes from Sheena Easton. Bon week-end!!!!