1989 Peugeot 205 GTi
Stripped out race car with quick release bonnet & GRP boot; perspex windows; adj. AVO shocks; Safety Devices roll cage; 1.6 fuel injected lump ported and polished with Mahle pistons and Trans-X LSD
Dating from 1989 this Peugeot 205 GTi has been used extensively as a purpose built race-car by our vendor for a number of years, although the car hasn’t seen much recent action, sitting in storage for the last few years.
We are told original 1.6 GTi car was re-shelled at some point using a 1.9GTi shell (as per the registration) after an old lady drove into the side of it but the engine remains a ‘built’ 1.6 GTi lump with fuel injection, ported plenum, larger fuel injectors, ported and polished head, Mahle steel pistons and crank, baffled sump with Magnex four-branch manifold, RS Cosworth fuel pump, oil-cooler and Trans-X limited slip differential.
In addition, the spec is believed to include adjustable AVO shocks, full Safety Devices roll cage, Group A subframe mounts, Group N engine mounts, quick steering rack and short-shift transmission, 27mm anti-roll bars, 24.5mm torsion bars, Peugeot 309 rear beam along with 309GTi discs, drop links, driveshafts and bottom arms.
Furthermore, we see a full stripped interior, race dash and Racetech instrumentation, adjustable rev limiter, Perspex side windows, rear window and quick release GRP boot lid with quick release metal bonnet.
The car is obviously a race-car and not a road car, although it has been MOT’d in the past for ease of movement, it would need the headlights putting back in properly and the emissions tuning for road use we are told and likely a few other bits – but really it belongs on a track.
The vendor tells us it was last rolling road tested and rated at 157.9Bhp in 2010 but he could only find an older dyno test showing 144.2bhp – that aside, we imagine its blistering quick and lots of fun.
The history file for the car includes the owner’s pack and service book for what we assume to be the original shell showing it to have originally been supplied by Oxford Motors in November 1989 along with 4 stamps, couple of dyno print outs and selection of bills for parts and works undertaken including removal of the original dash and fabrication of the race dash costing £1268 in 2009 and the re-shelling of the car and transfer of all race fittings by 205 Parts in March 2006 which cost c.£1,800.
Lots of time and money have clearly been spent on this hot little hatch, and the vendor advises us he has some spares the buyer might be interested in for a token sum by negotiation post sale to include 8 x 1.6 GTI wheels, fibre glass bonnet, original glass rear quarter lights, spare fast road engine, spare radiator and a Brian James single wheel race car transporter.
On offer for a fraction of the build cost this looks like it has the potential to be lots of fast fun.
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