1992 Peugeot 205 GTi

Most unusual 205 GTi 1.9 with automatic transmission and A/C; built for export to Japan, but never left the UK; for light re-commissioning following 10 years in storage

Dating from September 1992 this unusual Peugeot 205 GTi was supplied new by Warwick Wright Motors of Dunstable to its first owner, Peugeot Talbot Motor Co.

Its believed this unusual Phase II example, is one of the 33 1.9 GTi cars built for export (of the planned 200) to the Japanese market which were all automatic, with cloth GTi interior and pepper-pot alloys (like the 1.6 GTi), power steering, air conditioning raised bonnet and here to, a sunroof. As a result of trade negotiations breaking down at the time, none look to have been sent to Japan and those cars built for export were sold back through the domestic dealer network.

This dark grey example has been in storage for the last 10 years and was running prior to delivery to us although the vendor informs us he believes the starter motor has failed and thus the car will not start presently.

Under the bonnet, the 1905cc XU5 engine looks to be in stock albeit de-tuned form without any obvious modification and Jetronic fuel system. The Vin No. suggests the car was built also in 1991 and confirms it to be an original 1.9 GTi automatic model for export (***20CDF4********) developing 103bhp (DFZ engine tag).

The history file for this car includes the V5C revealing 13 previous keepers to the current, owner’s pack and service book with 13 stamps, the last in 2007 by Orange Grove Motor Co. (mileage not stated) and an array of older sundry parts and maintenance invoices.

We also find seven old MOT certificates dating from 2004 at 45,570 miles 2011 at 73,154 miles, but a handful less than the 75,313 currently indicated.  There is no current MOT on the car having been in storage, the last MOT expiring in July 2012 with no advisories as on file here.

Ideal for some gentle re-commissioning this rarer variant of the iconic 205 GTi looks to offer a different take on this sporting classic and looks appealing at its enticing estimate.

Buyers please note, the V5C does not state a model, nor do any Mots bar ‘205’ although we do believe it to be the GTi variant as badged and from decoding the vin, as mentioned above.

For more information contact - will.daniels@brightwells.com

Reg No: K966AVC
Chassis Number: VF320CDF424079780
Engine Number: CW8R0000355
Engine Size: 1905
Docs: V5C; handbook & service book with 12 stamps; invoices; 7 old MOTs; no current MOT, expired 2012

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £4,500-6,500

Lot 122

Lot ended

Thursday 12/05/2022

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