In 1984 when Peugeot launched the 205 GTi, its breath taking performance and impeccable handling quickly gained a strong following with keen drivers and the motoring press alike. Peugeot’s press and marketing team described the 205 as ‘a small, but mighty technological miracle”. Bold claims, that ultimately proved to be correct as the GTi went on to become arguably one of the greatest hot hatches of all time.
The size of the 205 GTI meant Peugeot pitched the car perfectly in the hot hatch market place. With other performance hatchbacks getting bigger, Peugeot kept to the small is beautiful concept.
Although the VW Golf GTI felt more grown up and mature in many ways, especially around build quality, I and most car nuts who have owned both feel the 205 is the purer drive. It was that perfect blend of power to weight which made the car so perfect.
Its chic styling, awesome blend of performance and balance, perfect gear ratios, very cool interior and an ever growing list of success on the international rallying scene, made the 205 GTI appeal to a broad spectrum of car enthusiasts. The 205 GTI was truly classless.
With a 0-60 mph time of 8.7 seconds, a top speed of 122 mph, and a standing ¼ mile in 17.4 seconds the 1.6 (115 bhp) version of the 205 GTI mixed exhilarating performance with a ground breaking ride. It made the driver feel they could take on the best and fastest around.
Many of these pocket rockets have had a very hard and unforgiving life. Most owners have taken the opportunity to fully exploit the delights of the chassis and the power on hand. Consequently, finding an unmolested, original and loved example has become almost impossible.
When my phone rang and the son of the 87 year old owner told me about this particular GTI, I was already jumping in the car to go and meet them before the phone had hung up.
His Mum bought the car brand new 36 years ago when she was 61 years old (cool Mum). You can only imagine how emotional the decision to sell was, but it was decided that she was now too old to drive. The car has been garaged from new and only ever serviced by the supplying Peugeot main agent. The mileage today is a staggeringly low 16,720 miles from new.
The car is still in factory paint and totally original. Cosmetically she wants for very little. We are replacing a slightly scuffed rear bumper section and rear light lens. The wheels are being refurbished due to the start of very slight corrosion to the alloy. The interior is as new and retains that un-sat in look.
The car is now passing through our workshop for a full programme of age related, preventive mechanical work to present the car to the new owner in turnkey order. Serviced, new cambelt, tensioner, water pump, new front calipers, brake discs, pads, rear drums, brake shoes, brake hoses, wheel cylinders, suspension bushes, steering track rods, coolant hoses and fuel hoses as required. Once we have eliminated all the perishable 26 year old items, the car will be carefully road tested and a new MOT issued. The awesome body shell will then be carefully protected long term against corrosion with clear Waxoyl and Tectyl ML. The car will then be fully detailed inside, outside, underneath, with paint detailing and ceramic coating.
This is an exciting opportunity to own one of the lowest mileage 205 GTIs left in existence, with only one owner from new and one of only 300 examples built in rare Miami blue.
Please call Barney for full details of this very exciting 205 GTI.
Only 200 made. Limited Edition model. Only 2 Owners from new. 66000 miles. Peugeot Full Service History from new.and the oringnal number plates from new and oringnal stickers from main peugeot dealer Sorrento Green Mettalic with full black leather trim. Head rest. Rear Seat belts. Rear quarter .....
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Genuine 1995 Peugeot 205 Mardi Gras 1.1 L petrol 5 door model in silver, in excellent condition.
Only 50K miles from new, 12 months MOT, serviced annually, all receipts. Has just had a full service with new cambelt/electric pump. 4 recent tyres fitted. Bodywork immaculate inside and out; has been professionally .....
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Trinity Car Solutions has pleasure in presenting for sale this stunning Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi in our personal favourite Alpine White, with black leather and fabric sports interior.
This lovely little Pug has recently come out of a pruvate collection having been owned by an enthusiast prior to that. .....
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 where it has been stored in a underground car park.
The car is just as it was from out of the factory.
Trinity Car Solutions offer for sale a very well presented Peugeot 205 Gentry, finished in Aztec Gold with complimentary leather interior.
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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 Reading, I had driven many 205 GTi's but never an XS as they were quite rare, it was much lighter, more .....