Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9
- Mileage: 29,190
- Year: 1992
- MOT Expiry: December 2022
- Exterior Colour: Graphite Grey Metallic
- Interior Colour: Black Leather / Chequered Cloth
- Top speed: 126
- 0-60mph: 8.5
- BHP: 120
- Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
- Engine Capacity: 1905cc
- Engine Configuration: Inline 4
The 205 GTI had everything when new – sharp handling, light weight for added chuckability, and an unburstable engine that sings the more you rev it.
Ever since the first 1.6-litre 205 GTI went on sale in April 1984, the eulogies to the car have appeared thick and fast. With 105hp on tap from its all-alloy 1580cc four-pot, superb handling, and reasonable build quality, the 205 GTI soon became a favourite with the motoring press and car buyers alike. Sometimes owners got a bit carried away and overcooked it on the bends, sometimes those who pranged the car had ‘borrowed' it without asking, but everyone who drove it reckoned the little Pug was one of the best drives available, at any money.
In 1985 Peugeot's barking mad 205 T16 rally car won the World Rally Championship, and in 1986 the convertible 205 GTI went on sale, neatly badged the CTI. Peugeot were on the crest of a wave with their small hatch.
Things got even more fun – and more easily out of shape – when the 1.9-litre car arrived in January 1987 with 130hp and disc brakes all round. So that it wasn't overshadowed by its bigger brother, tweaks to the cylinder head and camshaft in 1987 meant power for the 1.6-litre car rose to 115hp.
Graphite Grey Metallic paintwork, Half leather / red quartet velour upholstery, 15-inch alloy wheels, 5-speed manual transmission, Peugeot cassette radio, Three-spoke leather steering wheel, Red carpets, Factory sunroof, Front fog lights, Clear front indicators, KM/H instrument cluster.
This low mileage example presents in very nice order, the paintwork benefits from a recent detail and has a smooth consistent finish and is almost completely blemish-free other than a couple of tiny stone chips on the lower front valance and a small mark next to the passenger wing mirror. All of the plastic trims look nice and fresh with no damage or scuffs, the door seals which often perish are also in very good condition as is the scuttle panel and plastic trims around the sunroof. All of the lights are free from cracks or moisture ingress, the front screen is also free from stone chips, and the rear glass still retains the original Peugeot dealer sticker.
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The interior also presents very nicely, the seats are in good condition with only some light wear/cracking to the drivers bolster and a little wrinkling in the fabric on the seat base. The dashboard, centre console and door cards are all excellent with no damage or cracks and the leather on the steering wheel still has its textured finish; the gear also knob shows minimal wear other than a small crack on the top. The carpet still retains a vivid red with no signs of fading and have clearly been protected with overmats as there is no wear in the drivers footwell. The boot area and parcel shelf are also in excellent condition with only a couple of tiny scratches on the backs of the rear seats.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Looking under the hood there is a nicely presented original engine bay with no signs of corrosion. The under-bonnet sound deadening is in immaculate condition and the car has just benefited from a full inspection including a cambelt service. Other work was also carried out to the cooling system, a new clutch was fitted, and the rear main oil seal was replaced.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
All of the alloys are in excellent condition benefiting from a recent refurbishment and are all shod in a brand-new set of Michelin tyres. The car has just had a full mechanical inspection and the brakes have been given a clean bill of health; it was noted that the discs and pads have recently been replaced. Looking inside the wheel arches they are all very clean and under the car the correct spare alloy is present.
This example was originally supplied by 'Lion Motors' in Hong Kong to a Mr Dan McGanty; he kept the car for 3 years before selling to Mr Jonathan Fox who used the car to commute 3-4 miles each day in central Hong Kong. Jonathan then brought the car back to the UK in 1998 where he used it as a run-around in London and Suffolk.
The History File contains some MOTs dating back to 2005 verifying the mileage although there have been a few typing errors where the MOT stations have recorded in KM's or converted to miles. The original owner's manual is still present along with the spare key, some recent invoices for parts, and an invoice for over £2k covering the recent cambelt service, new radiator, crankshaft oil seal repair, new clutch, and lubrication service all done in November 2021.
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