1991 Peugeot 205

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1991
  • Mileage 
    35 300 mi / 56 810 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    YF320CD6224074873
  • Engine number 
    1CW6D008915
  • Lot number 
    202
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Cherry Red
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Superbly presented Phase 2 car in classic Cherry Red with 35,300 milesUK-supplied in early June 1991 by Summersdale Peugeot in ChichesterSmart, unmolested interior in black half-leather and Monaco TweedclothFull-service history with 21 stamps in the book. Every service invoice from newThe most recent service (June 2019) included a cambelt/water pump changeThe MOT is valid until August 2020,issued with no advisoriesThese landmark cars are becoming increasingly collectable as practical classicsIn many people's eyes, the Peugeot 205 was the definitive Eighties hatchback and the most perfect, practical design for a small car ever. Launched in 1983, it was a brilliant rival to the Renault 5 and the Ford Fiesta with its wheelateach corner' design andweighing only875kg. No wonder it won What Cars magazineCar of the Yearin 1983 and was declared Car of the Decadeby CAR Magazine in 1990. The1.6-litreGTi was blessed with brilliant handling and a revvy and eager 105bhp engine,however,the 1.9-litreGTi that followed,although externally and internally similar to its little sisterwassubtly different in character with 20 more bhp, a wider spread of torque, and was altogether more grown-up.Silverstone Auctions know good 205 GTis when we see them. In 2018 we achieved a new world record price for the model, beating the previous highest figure, which we had also again attained the year before. The car presented here may not have covered a similarly tiny mileage to the two record holders, but its special in its own way and a worthy addition to our 205 back-catalogue.This smart examplewas originally supplied to a Mr K C Tomlinsof Hayling islandby Summersdale Peugeot in Chichester, West Sussexprior to being first registered in early June 1991. It was serviced at Summersdale for the first 10 years of its life until the ownerat the timeswitched to another nearby Peugeot dealer.Comfortingly, our vendorhasall the service invoices going back to the very first service on 21/08/91.The overall condition of this very low mileage 205 is excellent, having never been restored. The bodyworkappears spot-onwith only a couple of minor blemishesandtheCherryRed paintworkhas been professionally polished and exudes a wonderful shine. Theblack half-leather, Phase 2interior isalso in great shapewith seats and carpets showing minimal wear. The original Clarion stereoand speakers remain in place and, importantly,theoriginalrear parcel shelf has not beenmodified to take larger, after-market speakers.We understand that all theelectrics work just as they left the factoryas doesthe sunroofwithallitssealsintact.The car is excellent mechanically and during the last three years it has been serviced twice by a well-known Peugeot 205 specialist and set up on a rolling road. The most recent service, in June 2019, included a cambelt/water pump change.The only modification to the car is the addition of air conditioning whichaformer owner sourced from another205 and had professionally installed by a well-known 205 specialist.Theowners file contains theoriginal logbook, service invoices, original stamped service book and two keys.Overall, this is an excellent opportunity to acquire a genuine low-mileage, unmolested 205 1.9 GTi that has patently been cherished and drives really well. The desirability of these cars is now well established and they always attract willing buyers who generally tend to be most keen on low mileage, unmodified cars with a clearly documented service history and in cared for condition which, fortunately, is exactly what we have here.