Wanted – Quality Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9s
At PM Antiques & Collectables, we specialise in the purchase and sale of classic cars. We are currently seeking to purchase genuine low-mileage Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9s. All phases considered and we can arrange nationwide collection for your car.
Here are two previously sold examples from our inventory:
1990 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9 Special Edition
By contrast with many, this Peugeot 205 GTI is to be celebrated for its originality. First registered in 2nd May 1990, it was one of 300 limited edition models to be painted Sorrento Green, accompanied by a more luxurious and subtler interior than the standard car and with power steering and a sliding sunroof as standard. It’s lived a pampered life in the hands of an enthusiast who has kept it in prime condition. With low mileage for its age and with little in the way of wear to show for it, this must surely be one of the best standard cars remaining.
The limited edition GTI swapped the lairy red carpets and half leather seats for a more luxurious appointment with full grey leather seats and grey carpet. A sporty accent was provided by red stitching for the seats and gear lever gaiter and a sliding sunroof provided some light relief above. Here it’s all original and with very little wear to show for its age. Living indoors for the last decade means that the dashboard has avoided the level of fading that many succumb to and, while the cabin shows a little patina consistent with its age and mileage, it’s streets ahead of the majority of GTIs of this vintage.
Particularly when finished in this hue, to our eyes the 205 looks fantastic even to this day. The paintwork on this one is thought to be more or less completely original which makes its condition even more remarkable as, aside from a few minor scratches, stone chips and general patina, it presents extremely well. Years of indoor storage have also paid dividends in preserving the exterior as neither the plastic trim nor the lights show signs of fading to the degree that you would usually expect at this age.
Under the bonnet resides a naturally aspirated 1.9-litre four-cylinder engine producing 128bhp though a 5-speed manual transmission. This example displays the nimble handling that the 205 GTI is deservedly famous for and drives very well with no crunches from the gearbox, strong performance and effective brakes.
This Peugeot 205 GTI has largely been maintained by Dorset Sports Cars, Wimborne since 2013 with invoices totalling £6,600. She was dry stored between 2015-2020 and was subsequently recommissioned by Dorset Sports Cars with a full service including cam belt change, idler and water pump. The 205 has covered just 500 miles since the recommissioning works and has passed MOTs with no advisories twice, including the current MOT which expires on 30th January 2023. A comprehensive history file accompanies the car, containing service history, MOT certificates and sundry receipts dating back to 1993.
A prime condition limited edition Peugeot 205 GTI which should delight enthusiasts and collectors alike.
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1992 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9
This Peugeot 205 GTI was first registered on 20th August 1992 and boasts 65,000 miles from new with three previous registered keepers. This particular example is a Phase 2 model, with the various upgrades and enhancements that brought over the Phase 1 making up much of the appeal. It’s also presented in exceptionally original and solid condition – clearly this has been someone’s pride and joy for many years.
The cabin of the Peugeot 205 GTI has always been a lovely place to spend time – the slender pillars and large glass area make it light and airy with great visibility. Those half-leather sports seats (exclusive to the Phase 2 models) provide great support, and are extremely comfortable. Here they are presented in excellent, original condition too. Wearing a light patina, with the only real sign of their age being some light rippling on the driver’s side bolster, they really are in excellent condition. When you look in the back, it appears the rear bench has hardly been used at all! Fitted with contrasting red carpet and matching black/red door cards, all in very good condition, this is a very well preserved and clean interior. The dash, controls and other switchgear are all presented in fine condition, with only light age related wear to the usual contact points on the steering wheel and gear-knob. There are some light scratches/blemishes on some of the internal plastics and trims, but these are purely cosmetic and very minor. With some nice little luxuries like a factory-fitted sunroof, electric windows and the original radio/cassette unit, this little hatch presents very well indeed. At the rear, the boot features a rubber liner and cargo net which are also in very good condition.
This car is finished in Cherry Red (the equivalent of the Phase 1 colour ‘Rouge Vallelunga’) and the paintwork is really very good indeed. You can really see how the low-mileage and dry-storage have benefitted the car, keeping the worst of the British weather at bay and preserving it remarkably well. Everywhere you look on this car, things are clean, fresh and well-kept. The door shuts, sills and rear arches – all known areas of concern on 205s – look spotless, with no evidence of corrosion. The classic 15” Speedline alloys have been recently refurbished and reshod in new Michelin rubber (recommended Pilot Sport 3s), and look really very fine indeed.
The car is MoT’d until 9th May 2023 and has recently benefited from a fresh service, new cambelt, alternator, air flow meter, throttle position sensor and rear brake pads. The engine bay appears in good, tidy and original condition.
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