1996 Peugeot 205 D


  • Great honest, highly original example
  • Accompanied by comprehensive history file
  • Impeccable mechanical order

The Appeal

If there was ever something which the French automotive industry could be relied on for, it would undoubtedly be, small, economical, stylish hatchbacks, and the Peugeot 205 is an excellent case in point. 

Impressively simple, effortlessly cool, and endlessly reliable, the 205 ticked all the boxes Peugeot’s clientele could want with confidence and as such throughout time has acquired something of a cult status in the classic and retro car world.

This well maintained, highly original, diesel variant of the model, presents buyers with a wonderful, great value way into the world of classic car ownership or is an equally brilliant candidate in which to relive the glory days of the golden era of French motoring.

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 07/02/1996
  • Extensive Peugeot and independent specialist service history up until 2014, at which point the new owner, a mechanic, serviced the car themselves
  • Peugeot book pack full of operating manuals and owners literature
  • Peugeot service book with stamped services
  • Large collection of invoices for parts bought to maintain the 205, including a timing belt which is reported to have been changed just last year
  • Extensive set of previous MOT certificates
  • Current MOT valid with no advisories until October 2023
  • Correct V5 registration document present with the vehicle

The Interior

  • Beautifully preserved highly original interior
  • Cabin is in incredible shape exhibiting very limited signs of wear
  • Great seats front and rear with iconic 1990s patterned upholstery
  • Strong bolstering and cushioning, notably lacking in rips or damage
  • Excellent clean blue carpeting throughout the cabin
  • Factory fitted leather steering wheel
  • Upgraded Panasonic head unit
  • Good clean door panels and door furniture
  • Excellent black plastic interior trim fittings throughout
  • Clean and simple boot area in good order
  • Central mounted switchgear in good shape and reported to be working correctly
  • Headliner in good shape, still tight fitting
  • Factory Jaeger gauge cluster
  • Great quality rear parcel shelf, free from aftermarket speaker holes

The Exterior

  • Simple yet iconic styling
  • In excellent aesthetic order
  • Great factory red paintwork throughout
  • Beautiful white steel wheels all round, which really set the car off from an aesthetic perspective
  • Some minor signs of age to be seen in various places, most notably some small stone chips and some dents around the passenger door which don't appear to have tarnished the paint
  • Good quality plastic trim exhibited throughout the car
  • Front and rear bumpers are in great clean shape
  • Rear mounted tow bar which comes with removable rubber cover

The Mechanics

  • Excellent Peugeot diesel engine, famed for its longevity
  • Maintained to an incredibly high standard, this 205 is in brilliant mechanical order
  • Sills and inner wheel arches appear clean and solid and are still rich in red paintwork
  • Engine and engine bay appear in good clean shape
  • Indicated timing belt change in April 2021 with mileage at 105 thousand, meaning the car has covered just two thousand miles since this major belt replacement
  • The car starts comfortably and in no time settles into a comfortable idle
  • Diesel engine provides excellent fuel economy
  • 5 speed manual transmission which feels smooth and crisp upon gear changes


No one does simplicity in motoring quite like the French and this wonderful little 205 really helps to cement that notion. Simple styling, simple underpinnings, it's a recipe that just works.

This marvellous tribute to Peugeot in their finest hour really will make a wonderful retro daily driver, or a brilliant first classic car. Boasting all the bits we love about these classic hatches, without a highly strung driveline and more expensive running costs.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1996
  • Make Peugeot
  • Model 205 D
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 107,951 Miles
  • Engine size 1769
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Charsfield
  • Location Suffolk
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
12 bids from 11 bidders
  • Bo•••• £1,500 29/11/22
  • hu•••• £1,400 29/11/22
  • PD•••• £1,200 29/11/22
  • jo•••• £1,100 29/11/22
  • Sw•••• £1,000 29/11/22
  • W3•••• £900 28/11/22
  • jo•••• £800 28/11/22
  • jm•••• £600 27/11/22
  • ov•••• £500 27/11/22
  • ga•••• £300 26/11/22

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