Lot 121 - 1989 Peugeot 205 GTi (1.9 litre) *WITHDRAWN
|Odometer reading||71,000 miles|
The Peugeot 205 was produced between 1983 and 1998 and was declared 'Car of the Decade' by CAR magazine in 1990. The styling of the 205 is often thought to be a Pininfarina design; however Gerard Welter, Peugeot's chief designer, claims it as an in-house design. The car is often credited as the car which turned Peugeot's fortunes around. The GTi version came in 1.6 litre and 1.9 litre engine derivatives and is considered one of the very best hot hatches of all time. The 205 GTi is still known to offer a very rewarding driving experience and is still mentioned to this day in group car tests of the newest GTi models or equivalent. Peugeot itself never truly recreated this success in subsequent GTi models, although they came close with the highly regarded GTi-6 variant of the 306. Increasingly stringent emissions regulations meant the 1.6 GTi went out of production in 1992 whilst the 1.9 was sold for a couple more years thanks to re-engineering of the engine enabling it to work properly with a catalytic converter.
Finished in Graphite Grey with a contrasting red and black interior, this 1.9 litre example is described by the vendor as being exciting to drive and benefits from having had a comprehensive Peugeot and specialists service history. With only one former keeper, the car is supplied with a V5C registration document, a full year's MoT test certificate and has covered just 71,000 miles from new. This timeless modern classic was way ahead of its time and has since rightly secured its place in motoring history.
* Interested parties should note that due to circumstances beyond our control this car has been withdrawn but will be offered at our November sale
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