Last line. Well, not quite right. This Thursday, May 26, the Peugeot 307 SW will set off from the village of Fournival near Saint-Just-en-Chaussée towards Franche-Comté on a “road-trip” just over 600 kilometers long. The distance, which is important for the owner Fabrice Gommy, because he symbolically wants to drive a million kilometers with this car in front of the gates of the Stellantis factory in Sochaux (Doubs). The vehicle was assembled here in 2006, when the place still bore the name Peugeot. This Wednesday evening, the property counter read 999,320 kilometers.
Vehicle owner since 2007 (read below), Fabrice Gommé, therefore earned his purchase. ”
It never occurred to me that it would come this far
Says a dealer who has gone so far with his Peugeot that he has driven 80,000 km a year. So when the million showed up, he and a few relatives had an idea for this. ”
last way “ from Oise for a car, hopefully “Meet the workers who built it in Sochaux
I want to thank them for their work. “he is smiling.
“At least six people who saw it pass through the factory in 2006 are still working there.”
The story of Fabrice and his car – keeping our fingers crossed – who will soon become a millionaire, has also traveled the country. First, Courrier handed over Picard and the local press, then the media in the East and then at the national level. ”
RTL, M6, France Inter, which came to Fournival “lists Picard, who still can’t believe it.
This Thursday, he will first go to Reims, where 307 car mechanics students will study under a magnifying glass. The next day he will drive towards Trémery near Metz in the Moselle, where a never-changed 1.6-liter 92-horsepower engine was designed. Then it will be Sochaux, Friday afternoon. There, the Stellantis group opens the factory door.
999 999 km … then zero?
There were a few people present there on June 16, 2006, when the future most famous 307 SW in France had not yet covered the slightest meter on wheels. ”
I can’t wait to be there and see the people who tightened the screwsbook by Fabrice Gommé. Some are dead, others are retired, but I know that at least six people who saw her walking around the factory that day are still working there.. »
One question remains: what will the counter show after 999,999 kilometers? ”
It may fall or it will resetimagine its driver. If so, I can sell it and it’s new!
“It was my company car! »
Three questions for Jim Godmez, the car dealer who sold the car to Fabrice Gomme in 2007.
What is your connection to Fabrice Gommé’s car?
I sold it to him! At the time, I worked at a Peugeot dealership in Compiègne, where I was a sales representative. It was my company car, a demonstration car. I went home with it, I let the customers try it so they could test the assortment. Fabrice bought it with about 5,000 km on the tachometer in 2007. And then I saw him again six months ago when he came to tell me his story.
A million miles later, what do you think?
I worked in workshops for 15 years and it’s a car I know well. 1.6l is a good engine. A vehicle that lasts 500,000 kilometers is not uncommon, especially in some foreign countries where there are fewer controls. But this is exceptional! I’m talking about mechanics who are all amazed.
How to drive so many kilometers?
There is a big factor of luck, but the way you drive, the maintenance and the road you drive also come into play. If you only make a city, it will never happen!