The King of the hot hatches. Volkswagen may have started the GTI craze in 1976, but many still consider the Peugeot 205 GTI as the greatest of them all. The 205 was launched in 1983, a brilliant rival to its contemporaries with its ‘wheel at each corner’ design and flyweight mass. No wonder it won What Cars ‘Car of the Year’ in 1984 and was declared ‘Car of the Decade’ by CAR Magazine in 1990.
The 205 1.6 GTI arrived in April 1984, singled out for its sublime handling and revvy 105bhp engine. The 205 T16 winning the World Rally Championship in 1985, helping to promote the road-going 205’s inherent abilities and ultimate potential. The GTI model was produced until 1994, firmly establishing itself as a must-have future classic and today, low-mileage, genuine examples are very rare, extremely hard to unearth and much sought-after.
This lovely 1.6 litre example shows C39,370 miles from new and comes complete with a compressive history file including a full-service history. Owned by just two custodians from new the car presents itself very well, there are very few blemishes to the paint and the interior is in good condition throughout. In good running order this low mileage 205 GTI is offered with two keys and a UK registration document.