1989 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 One family owner since 1993. Outstanding and original.

Key Facts


A delightfully original and unmolested phase 1.5 205 GTI 1.6 which has covered only 70,720 miles with comprehensive documentation to support the mileage. It has been in the custardy of one family in the last 28 years who purchased the car in April 1993 from the Wimbledon GTI Centre.

Supplied new to its first owner on the 19th March 1989 by the Peugeot agency, N.C.K Services in St. Leonards on Sea, West Sussex. Ordered in Alpine White with factory fitted Sliding Sunroof and dealer fitted wind deflector. 

Subsequently, the car was then sold by Cooper West BMW to its second owner in December 1990 who maintained the car until March 1992. The third owner purchased the car in July 1992 from the Lionheart Motor Company – the Peugeot agency based in Clapham, London.

Its long-term ownership commenced in April 1993 after being supplied by the Wimbledon GTI Centre who provided a two-year warranty with the car. The car was agency maintained until the expiry of the warranty and the last entry in the service book being 50,500 miles. After this the car was carefully maintained by the owner himself and always safely garaged. The car was in regular use until 2005 and 6 years later MOT’d but not subsequently used.

Testimony to how well the car was cared for, the underside is quite incredible, void of any corrosion and still maintaining its factory finish. The paintwork is factory original and in beautiful condition overall, the only panel that has received refreshment being the bonnet due to some light scuffs from storage.  

In the vehicle file there is the documentation confirming the above and additionally all the original MOT (Pre VOSA) certificates as follows:

  • 31/03/93 43,984 miles
  • 20/04/94 49,816 miles
  • 20/04/95 53,458 miles
  • 01/05/96 56,058 miles
  • 01/05/97 58,081 miles
  • 30/04/98 61,257 miles
  • 06/05/99 63,353 miles
  • 06/05/00 65,209 miles
  • 10/05/01 66,332 miles
  • 03/05/02 68,280 miles
  • 06/05/03 69,309 miles
  • 05/05/04 69,817 miles

The car has recently received the following sympathetic mechanical recommissioning, consisting of the following:

  • Replacement cambelt and water pump in February 2021.
  • Replacement of original fuel lines with exacting CNC shaped lines.
  • Replacement of rear exhaust silencer.
  • Replacement of all brake lines, linings, and flexible hoses.
  • Refurbishment of front brake callipers and rear brake drum assemblies.
  • Replacement clutch cable. 
  • Replacement injector seals and ultrasonic cleaning, one injector replaced.  
  • Compression checked and found to be 200 PSI across all cylinders. 
  • Replacement front top-mount bearings. 
  • Refurbishment of alloy wheels.
  • Four new Uniroyal tyres. 
  • Full service. 

Everything works as it should – even down to the factory sunroof vacuum seal!

We stress that the car isn’t a restored example as it’s been so well kept over time and not been necessary, it’s incredibly original and in lovely condition throughout. It always attracts admiring comments wherever you go and an absolute pleasure to own and drive. It would sit very nicely in a collection in our opinion.