|Range||Daily driver range|
|Body||Berline 5 portes|
|Production||2 598 515 exemplaires en 5 portes|
|Motor||4 cylindres en ligne , carburateur.|
|Displacement||1 124 cm2|
|Gearboxe||Mécanique à 4 rapports.|
|Dimensions||L : 3,71m - l : 1,57 m|
|Features||Excellent état d'origine.|
|Mileage||44 000 km|
|Price||9 900 €|
Peugeot 205 GL
The Peugeot 205 is one of the most popular cars of all time. Everyone has owned one or has friends who had one. Introduced in 1983, its career continued until 1998. A total of 5,278,300 cars were built across all body styles and engines, a colossal figure. It was the best-selling car in France in 1984, 1985 and 1991, when it was restyled. It was available in three- and five-door versions, powered by four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines producing from 45 to 130bhp. The sporty T16 model developed as much as 200bhp in production form. In competition spec, its maximum power increased to 550bhp and was sent to all four wheels. Its exceptional performance secured it first place in the World Rally Championship in 1985 and 1986. The more modestly powered versions were a resounding success from the start. There was a model to suit everyone. The first version, the ‘Junior’, was an entry-level model. Its 954cc engine offered only limited performance, but was adequate for use in town or by newly qualified drivers. The models higher up the range with 1124 or 1360cc engines were livelier to drive. They were ideal for a young couple or as the second car for a family. In five-door form, they were ideal for everyday use, to go shopping or for the school run. The 70bhp engine was powerful enough for weekend trips with a small family. Other, more powerful models with twin-barrel carburettors – such as those fitted to the GT or XT – were livelier still. The famous GTI versions left the greatest mark on their period, however. Light, powerful and with agile handling, these angry-looking machines had character by the bucket-load. The diesel models were also much in demand. As well as being very reliable, they stood out for their performance, which was close to the petrol versions, and their very low fuel consumption. When driven within the speed limits, they could achieve over 70mpg. We remember the advertising campaigns which helped make the car so likeable, like the one with the student behind the wheel of his 205 Junior, fitted with denim seats and side stripes, who picks up all the pretty girls. We remember too the 205, this ‘hot little number’, driven by a jilted lover who traces his thoughts in the sand, watched over by the woman concerned as she flew over the scene and read with amusement the original way he chose to send his message to her. The 205 was a likeable car. It seemed timeless, everlasting even. Reliable and economical, easy to drive, always willing, it was nonetheless replaced in 1998 by the 206, a worthy successor to it, but which would never make people forget the 205.
The model presented here
The model presented was delivered in France on 13 July 1983. It is one of the first versions of the Peugeot 205 since its production started on 23 February 1983. It is a GL finish, which corresponds to a 5-door body powered by the 1124 cm2 of 50 hp. This car represents the 205 in its raw state, with no options except the metallic paint. Its authenticity is touching. It has only covered 44,000 kilometres and has only had two owners. It has only been driven on country roads in good weather and has always slept in a garage, which explains its exceptional condition. There are no signs of corrosion or wear. Everything is original, including the front lights which have the date of manufacture on the top. The cloth interior is as good as new. The maintenance has always been done and allows today a perfect use. This 205 is the testimony of a bygone era and reminds us of our childhood memories. We imagine ourselves on the way to school, squeezed between four classmates on the back seat. We remember the third car in the house that came home every Saturday with a trunk full of groceries from the supermarket, or perhaps the one that carried our mountain bike with its bent fork after a hard fall with the back seat folded down. We probably still see the driving school that allowed us at eighteen to obtain that long-awaited “pass” to freedom. This 205 opens the book of our life to its best pages and its old-fashioned charm arouses in us forgotten emotions. Today, for a reasonable budget, it allows you to enter the world of BPM Heritage and to benefit from the same services as the rest of our range. It will be delivered to its future buyer with a 12 months warranty.