Peugeot 205 Euro Rallye. These are very collectable and not to be confused with the UK spec Rallye. They were homologated by Peugeot Talbot Sport to compete in the under 1300cc class group N rallying. The engine was bored out by PTS from 1124cc to 1294 cc, fitted with twin 40 webbers and a trick cam. The PTS engineers also took about reducing the weight- at 790kg it is very light. They are a wonderfully responsive car to drive. Top Gear presenter Chris Harris bought one and recently tweeted "probably the most special car I own". To see why please google the Top Gear video about the car... Peugeot 205 Rallye vs Porsche 911R.
This 1989 phase 1 car was restored in Spain before I imported it to the UK. The mileage is 61k though it has only done 3k since restoration which included a full engine rebuild. Most of the cars I view in Spain are in poor condition. Many abused and modified. This car was a great find. However, it wasn't as good as I like and many weeks have been spent bringing the car up to standard. It is now stunning. You will not find better. Keep it that way and it is sure to bring a good return over the coming years.
Two parts are not original. The exhaust with it's stainlesss 4-2-1 manifold. I personally would keep it for it brings a notable improvement in performance and is an easy bolt off part. And the colour coded door handles- something the previous owner had done. I quite like them. However, I will change them to standard black ones if preferred.
I know these cars well. The 205 Rallye featured in the January 2017 edition of Classic and Sports car was originally mine. This one is UK registered, available now and is located near Macclesfield, Cheshire.
This is one of the lowest miles and fewest owners out there.
This car has 1 former keeper who owned this for 1 year and then the car was sold to a lady owner who has had it for the rest of its time.....
Red with grey and red cloth 39000 miles. This is my own car. I was first attracted to these cars when I first started trading back in the late eighties, I drove one from Oxford to Marshalls Garage.....