1989 Peugeot 205 GTi 1600 Hatchback  Chassis no. VF320CB6223304066

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Lot 459
1989 Peugeot 205 GTi 1600 Hatchback
Registration no. G454 KGO Chassis no. VF320CB6223304066

£ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 14,000 - 21,000
1989 Peugeot 205 GTi 1600 Hatchback
Registration no. G454 KGO
Chassis no. VF320CB6223304066
*Highly original
*Comprehensive service history
*Well maintained
*68,920 miles from new

Footnotes

  • 'Having just completed a comparison test on (the) 205 GTi and the FIAT Uno Turbo, let us say that the Peugeot is, quite simply, the finest-handling front-drive sports hatchback we have ever driven. It has exceptional manoeuvrability and response, a lovely steering and chassis sharpness, and, now that the dampers have been changed, a competent ride.' - Car magazine, December 1985.

    Although Volkswagen can claim to have created the 'Hot Hatch' category with the Golf GTi of 1975 - though there had been a few earlier variations on the theme - by the early 1980s almost every major European manufacturer had one in their range. Peugeot were relative latecomers to this emerging market sector, introducing the 205 GTi in 1984. At first the 1.6-litre made do with a relatively modest 105bhp, though this was increased to 115bhp in 1986. Top speed of the '1.6' was around 122mph, with 0-100km/h (62mph) achievable in 9.1 seconds.

    This is the one to have: 1,600cc engine, 'Pepper Pot' alloy wheels, sliding roof, and no power assistance for the steering. The car has been garage stored for a substantial part of its life, and the original paintwork remains un-faded and in wonderful condition. The interior likewise is all original, with only minor wear to the driver's seat bolster. The carpets again are un-faded, the roof lining good, etc. Electrics working correctly, the windows winding up and down quickly and the sunroof sliding effortlessly. The car runs and drives very well, starting on the first turn of the key and settling to a steady idle even from cold. The clutch is good, gearbox crisp, and brakes effective. The only non-original parts on the car are a modern radio and the exhaust tail pipe - not noisy and looks in keeping.

    There are old MoTs and the stamped service booklet on file supporting the recorded mileage of 68,920. The car also comes with its original book pack, sundry bills, a V5C document, and 12 months MoT (four new tyres were fitted and the brake fluid changed). These 205 GTi 'Hot Hatches' really are flavour of the month, with two selling at auction recently for £30,000 and £25,000 respectively.
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1989 Peugeot 205 GTi 1600 Hatchback  Chassis no. VF320CB6223304066
1989 Peugeot 205 GTi 1600 Hatchback  Chassis no. VF320CB6223304066
1989 Peugeot 205 GTi 1600 Hatchback  Chassis no. VF320CB6223304066
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