Meticulously maintained prior to dry storage starting in 2016
Just in need of a mild recommissioning and it’s set for the road
Produced from 1983 to 1999, the Peugeot 205 was built as a replacement for the Peugeot 104; however, it was indeed destined for a much larger impact on the world of motoring. With its sleek and aggressive stance, fully independent suspension with Macpherson struts up front and torsion arms at the rear, the 205 saw great success in both European sales and importantly, success in rally racing.
The 205 GTI, released along side the other versions of the car, was Peugeot’s sporting variant. With a rev-happy 1.6l engine producing around 104 horsepower, and the vehicle weighing in just under 900kgs, it was a recipe for success. Often considered a benchmark for small and nimble hatchbacks, the 205 has also gained a cult following thanks in part to its successful homologation into Group B rally with the 205 Turbo 16, modified extensively from its road-going counterpart as we have here.
This Pug in particular is notably a one-owner vehicle, with the current owner purchasing it new in 1991. Based on the current condition of the car, it is instantly visible that the owner has loved and enjoyed the car to its fullest, but has never neglected to show it respect with routine maintenance and proper upkeep. Sporting its original interior and paintwork, this 205 remains in a highly original state from Peugeot.
The car has been dry stored since 2016, and will need only a light recommissioning before getting back on the road, as there was a full service performed in 2015, right before storage. While the car doesn’t currently run, the current owner has purchased, and will include a new fuel pump as pictured, which is the suspected culprit.
The History and Paperwork
Full V5c showing one owner
Currently does not have an MoT
Invoices present for parts and labour performed
Service history present with full stamps in logbook
Comes with original Peugeot booklet, owner’s handbook, and historic tax discs
Original paint, bodywork, and wheels with no touch-ups performed
2 sets of keys and fobs included
Water pump and timing belt changed in 2020 at 87,467 miles
Last full service in 2015 at 86,752 miles, stored shortly after
New spark plugs, oil, oil filter, and fuel pump to come with sale
Headlights uprated to HID
Sterling alarm fitted
Overall interior in excellent original condition, but some signs of wear and use present notably on the driver’s seat
Owner states all electronics, switches, buttons, and gauges work as they should
Dashboard and centre console in immaculate condition, all graphics and markings crisp and clear with no signs of fading
Fitted with aftermarket Pioneer head unit
Sterling alarm installed
Headlining in near perfect condition
Seats in great condition overall but could use a deep clean to bring them up to the level of the rest of the interior
Some heavy wear on the driver’s seat as pictured
Carpets in excellent original condition, comes with ‘GTI Club’ floor mats and Peugeot heavy-duty weather mats
Boot in very good condition visually, but some paint marks on boot floor, see photos
Underneath boot floor, some rubber sound deadening is deteriorating as pictured
Original boot privacy tray/parcel shelf in great condition, comes with additional bespoke shelf fitted with Pioneer 130w speakers fitted
Original factory paintwork in excellent condition with only usual marks from the road on the front bumper and bonnet
There are some small dents present on the rear left side rear hatch pillar, and on the front left wing as pictured, could likely be repaired with paintless dent repair tools
Trim, rubbers, and seals are in excellent condition
Light lenses in excellent condition, headlights show some slight fading/cloudiness from age
HID lights fitted
Glass in overall excellent condition windshield having been replaced in its lifetime
Sunroof opens easily and in great condition, fitted with factory Peugeot wind deflector later in its life
All emblems and badges in like-new state
Original wheels in great condition, some kerb rash present but not detracting from the overall condition of the car
Underside in good overall condition, with some signs of corrosion present; next owner would be advised to check rear brakes and rear suspension mounting points which show some rust as pictured
Owner states vehicle was in excellent overall working condition before dry storage, having just completed a full service very few miles ago
Currently, a suspected fuel pump issue is stopping the car from starting, however we were able to hear the engine running on starter spray, valvetrain was quiet and engine seemed to run well; owner has sourced fuel pump and will supply with sale
K&N air filter system installed
Full Magnex performance exhaust system fitted, remaining in excellent condition
Visual condition of the engine bay is overall very good, clean, and tidy with no obvious signs of corrosion present
Original 1.6L engine presents well visually, with no signs of leaking
The owner informs us the vehicle is an absolute pleasure to drive when running, but would suggest a brake overhaul before returning to the road in addition to replacing the fuel pump
The car will need to be transported to its next home
This 205 would be a smart choice as an occasional B-road charmer after a light recommissioning and return to the road after its period of storage. This is the perfect opportunity to own a stunning mostly-original GTI with incredible character and racing heritage; a prime example of what is coming to be a very rare car indeed. It is just begging to be brought out and enjoyed, and after a little bit of TLC, could just as easily fit right into any Peugeot collector or rally fan’s fleet.
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