TTAT Finale: How Much Does A Pair Of Camels Weigh?

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

A fully grown camel weighs up to 700kg (1542 lbs). That makes about a ton and a half for a pair. Which is another testament to the legendary ruggedness of the Peugeot 404 pickup, a vehicle that I would love to own. As the former owner of a slew of Peugeot 404s, including a wagon that this pickup is based on, I can attest to their intrinsic ruggedness. And I’m a notorious overloader too, having once been weighed out with a 3400 lb load of building rocks at a quarry in my half-ton F-100. But still; and how did they get them in there anyway?

But then this ad for the 404 advertises a 1000kg (2200lb) load capacity. Turns out it’s not as overloaded as my Ford was with the rocks. My truck was riding on all the suspension stops, and looked like a radical low rider; that Peugeot is far from that. Here’s a better shot of that handsome pininfarina designed front end.

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  • Undrgnd40 Undrgnd40 on Apr 25, 2010

    @gsw0: nice story. my brother in law just came back from a year in iraq and he said the camels were more intelligent and mature than the iraqi guys they had to work with.

  • Panzerfaust Panzerfaust on Apr 25, 2010

    This was a pretty common sight when I was in Saudi Arabia, the ubiquitous white Nissan or Toyota pickup loaded with a Camel or two. The Saudis would usually be seen with them coming from the Camel suk. The camels were more of a status symbol than of any use.

  • Darren Mertz I took my dryer in for repair in my 1992 SAAB 900 S and blew away the guy with the hand truck that helped me get the dryer into the store. 3 days later when I went to pick up my dryer - in said SAAB, another helper followed me out to the parking lot and couldn't believe I didn't have some romper-mobile to schlep my appliance back home. He said it would never fit. Ha. My SAAB was also the best for impromptu picnics as you could sit right on the bumper (yes, a real bumper) and even be sheltered from a passing shower under the enormous hatch. No new Stupid Ugly Vehicle for me.
  • Safeblonde You mean Reagan-era in story?
  • Bd2 Just imagine if in 5 decades the Telluride name were to be used on a new line of sporty 2 seater supersonic hovercraft.
  • The Oracle This is a proper plastic turd that has a wee bit ‘o performance.
  • Jalop1991 "Now, it’s an electric crossover wearing a Ford badge that utilizes Volkswagen’s MEB platform...." You misspelled "crossdresser".