motodrome offer for sale this superbly-provenanced, low mileage Peugeot 205 GTi 1.6, finished in Cherry Red with black cloth sports trim.
It’s only had 3 owners in total, and the last, now elderly, owner bought it in August 1991, and over the intervening 32 years resisted the temptation to either modify it or drive it like he’d stolen it, with the result that it must now be one of the most original ones around. He did however have it repainted in the original colour 5 years ago as the original paint had faded badly.
A lot of enthusiasts regard the 1.6 as having a rather better balance between handling and power than the 1.9 – I had a lot of experience of both back in the day and I always preferred the more revvy nature of the 1.6, and they’re just as much fun to hustle along. .
As a 1.6, there’s no power steering as it’s not necessary, and on this one, manual windows and no central locking. Apart from the factory sunroof, which works as it should in that you can feel the seal releasing, and the correct alloys. it’s as basic as it should be, and completely standard with the exception of a) the full-width reflective tail panel and b) a 1990’s style alarm system which was put in at some point in the dim and distant, and which we haven’t tried to use. Even the rear parcel shelf hasn’t been cut about.
It’s been little-used over the past few years due to illness, but has always been garaged and MOT’d every year, and we’re prepared to warrant the odometer reading of just 76000 miles as genuine.
History-wise we have the original book pack, including the original service book with 12 stamps in it, a large sheaf of servicing and maintenance bills, every MOT back to 1991, and even the original purchase invoice from when the last owner bought it from his local Peugeot dealer in 1991 for the princely sum of £6495, including an £895 allowance for his Austin Montego in part exchange. It had then done 28000m. He then immediately had it waxoyled.
It still has the window sticker in the tailgate from said 1991 supplying dealer.
Comes with MOT to June 2024, with no advisories, and a full service on sale, and 6 months warranty.
A rare opportunity to acquire one of these iconic hot hatches, that hasn’t previously fallen into disrepair, but has been carefully owned and cherished.
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