Nostalgia -1977 Peugeot J7 Van

By Rob Harvey
By Rob Harvey

Marketing Manager - Bridge Classic Cars

This is the story of a man with a dream and the classic vehicle that helped him achieve it.

Scott from Good Vibes Coffee told the story of his 1977 Peugeot J7 in his own words:

“In 2018 I set out on the mission to build my own mobile coffee van and turn it into a business. I had little knowledge of how to achieve this, just a vision and a dream. So after months of research and scouring the internet, I came across *the one*, and boarded a plane to La Rochelle on a one-way ticket.  The first picture below is me on the south west coast of France assessing the reality I’d committed to of driving this old girl all the way home to England. [Gulp]. After 14 hours of driving through the night, we did (against all odds) make it to the ferry port home, albeit with 20 minutes remaining on the clock until the gates closed!

This of course was only half the journey and another 12 hours of driving later we made it back to Suffolk. Time stood still for a bit while I got my head around registering it on UK plates for insurance purposes, and then off to the body shop she went for some restoration work (and a hatch fitting!)

No less than one year later I got her back from the body shop, three weeks before the world went into the first lockdown, so it was at that point I set about the conversion of the inside (on my driveway!)

This final picture of her is me on the Stellantis Peugeot stand at a corporate car event at Millbrook, Bedford. Something I never even dreamed I’d have the pleasure of doing, but for me the entire journey was all about following your dreams, and if anyone comes to me with an idea I simply tell them “You’ve just got to do it”. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you set your mind to it.”

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