RESERVE LOWERED - 1989 Peugeot 205 Rallye Restomod (RHD)


  • Equipped with a rebuilt 106 GTI engine
  • Showcases a stripped, track-ready interior
  • Offers a fantastic hot hatch driving experience
  • Long MOT until April 2024

The Appeal

Even in basic guises, the Peugeot 205 continually receives praise across the globe for its frills-free motoring fun, and its value for money. That said if you’re looking to experience Peugeot’s performance flair in one of its most engaging forms, the ever-adored 205 Rallye edition sits towards the top of the throne, nipping at the heels of the GTI, and T16. 

Rallye editions were aimed at providing a more budget-friendly alternative to the likes of the GTI, utilizing clever weight-saving methods to provide a thoroughly enjoyable power-to-weight ratio. This particular 205 does, of course, follow in the Rallye’s footsteps, using a low mileage 1.1L 205 XL shell as the base for its restomod transformation.

In homage to the Rallye editions, this 205 now sports a stripped, track-ready interior, expanding upon Peugeot’s weight-saving goals in spectacular fashion. The once frugal 1.1L original powerplant has also been replaced with a TU5J40 106 GTI engine, offering a truly grin-inducing driving experience. 

Seemingly built to a rather high specification, with plenty of evidence of both money invested and care shown, this 205 Rallye restomod presents a fantastic opportunity to secure a well-set up, track-ready hot hatch with motorsport in its veins. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Originally registered as a 1.1L XL model, in August 1989
  • Converted to a Rallye restomod build in 2020, complete with a TU5J40 106 GTI engine
  • Includes the pictured registration “JRZ 9205”
  • Comes ready with plenty of MOT left to enjoy, until April 2024
  • Includes select paperwork, consisting of the following;
    • The current V5C document
    • The current MOT certificate
    • A breakdown of the work completed by the current keeper in 2020
    • An invoice detailing considerable recent repairs, including new wiring, new lower arms, a new CV boot, and more
  • Recently serviced by the current keeper, and ready to be enjoyed

The Interior

  • Offers a track-ready interior, stripped of all unnecessary weight, and equipped with the following;
    • Reclining part leather bucket seats
    • A bolt-in rear roll cage, with harnesses
    • An OMP 3-spoke suede steering wheel
    • Battery relocation kit, complete with a motorsport battery box
  • Presented in excellent condition for its age and purpose, with only minor blemishes to note. Although incredibly minor and hardly detrimental to the driver-focused cabin experience, these include light paint flaking to the driver’s footwell and light seat marking

The Exterior

  • Finished in white, and adorned with iconic Rallye decals
  • Equipped with 14” Speedline pepperpot alloy wheels, all four of which offer excellent finishes, and plenty of tyre tread left to enjoy
  • Guaranteed to attract the admiration and curiosity of onlookers wherever it ventures
  • Offered today in great condition for its age, with only a small handful of the expected age & use related marks

The Mechanics

  • Fitted with a TU5J40 106 GTI engine in 2020
  • Subject to a thorough engine rebuild, with new rings, pistons, valves, stem seals, a new head gasket, and a new oil pump
  • Equipped with Citroen DS3 brake calipers, and 266mm discs for additional stopping power
  • Fitted with a custom piper exhaust system, and manifold
  • Also fitted with a Ramair air filter, and inlet pipe
  • Performs brilliantly, with no known faults to report
  • Offers a fantastic power-to-weight ratio
  • Recently serviced by the current keeper, and subject to the following recent maintenance in April 2023;
    • New reverse light and O/S headlight wiring
    • New lower front suspension arms
    • New O/S/F track rod
    • New N/S/F CV boot
    • Fuel feed pipe repairs
  • Ready to enjoy with MOT until April 2024


This 205 embodies the spirit of its Rallye edition brethren brilliantly, boasting a track-ready interior, a rebuilt 106 GTI powerplant, and plenty of welcome modifications. The end result is, of course, a thoroughly enjoyable hot hatch offering characterful handling, frills-free motoring, and an incredibly raw, driver-focused experience. 

If you’re in the market for a retro weekend toy or a very capable little track weapon, this 205 Rallye restomod should be your first choice. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1989
  • Make Peugeot
  • Model 205
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 83,612 Miles
  • Engine size 1598
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Poole
  • Location Dorset
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
8 bids from 5 bidders
  • v5.supe•••• £6,200 30/05/23
  • jordanw•••• £6,000 29/05/23
  • v5.supe•••• £5,500 29/05/23
  • jordanw•••• £5,000 25/05/23
  • Neildud•••• £4,100 25/05/23
  • MarkRC £4,000 25/05/23
  • Neildud•••• £3,250 25/05/23
  • Rhysowe•••• £3,000 25/05/23

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