Peugeot 205 GTI
- Mileage: 42,379
- Year: 1989
- MOT Expiry: March 2023
- Exterior Colour: Alpine White
- Interior Colour: Black / Red Cloth
- Top speed: 121
- 0-60mph: 8.9
- BHP: 113
- Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
- Engine Capacity: 1580cc
- 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.
Alpine White paintwork, Black and red chequered cloth upholstery, 14-inch alloy wheels, Phillips cassette radio, Sunroof, Three-spoke leather-trimmed GTI steering wheel, Digital clock, Front fog lights, Lockable glove compartment, Cigarette lighter, Ash tray, Peugeot rubber overmats, Spare wheel, Original 205 GTI sales brochures.
This low mileage example presents in very nice condition. Looking down both sides it’s very straight and all the panel gaps look even and consistent. The previous owner had some cosmetic paintwork done in the late 90s as the car had picked up some light chips and marks, and at the same time an aftermarket sliding sunroof was fitted. The paintwork is not to a show standard but the car still looks great. It has spent most of its life in the garage so all of the grey plastic trims and rubber seals are free from fading or perishing. Other than a small crack on the edge of the offside front indicator all the lights are free from damage. The original windscreen does have a few stone chips but nothing that will fail an MOT test.
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Due to spending most of its life in a garage the interior presents in very good condition with none of the normal fading to the carpets or seats. The seat bolsters have not sagged and other than a very well-done repair to the cloth on the driver’s bolster there are no signs of wear. The dashboard and centre console also remain in very nice condition, the only negatives being a couple of drilled holes in the trim above the coin holder which could easily be replaced. The leather on the steering wheel retains its original texture and it’s free from any significant wear; the gear knob and gaiter also remain in undamaged condition. Other nice additions include the original Phillips tape player and the rubber Peugeot over mats. The rear parcel shelf is free from any speaker holes or sagging and boot area remains in very good original condition with the spare wheel still situated under the car.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.6-litre engine bursts into life on the first turn of the key and pulls through the rev range eagerly, putting a huge smile on the driver’s face. We have sold lots of these over the years and all agree this is one of the best driving examples we’ve had the pleasure of selling. The mechanics have recently been inspected and a fresh service done so it’s ready to hit the new owner's favourite country roads.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
All of the alloys remain in their original paint finish and are free from any significant curbing although there is some discolouration to the diamond-cut centres. All of the tyres have plenty of tread and the brakes are in fine working condition having just been checked on the recent inspection.
This cracking little 205 GTI was first registered in August 1989. It has now driven only 42k miles from new in the hands of just 3 registered keepers (the current since 2002). Upon arrival at 4 Star the car was mechanically inspected by our trusted classic car workshop. A few small items requiring attention were identified and subsequently addressed; this work included: a new battery, new fuel pressure valve, new front brake pads and discs, new rear wheel cylinders, new rear brake shows, a new rear brake line, and a fresh oil service. The accompanying paperwork is complete with a raft of invoices and some original 205 GTI sales brochures.
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