Why someone paid an insane amount of money for this Peugeot 205

Because this Peugeot 205 is a GTI and literally belonged to an old lady. She bought it new and never actually drove it, which explains the incredibly low odometer reading of 6,928 kilometers. Moreover, this 205 GTI is the most wanted: a 1.9 from the introduction year 1987, with the rare first dashboard and the two-spoke steering wheel.

Why someone paid an insane amount of money for this Peugeot 205

Peugeot 205 GTI hammered out at an insane amount

Auction house Aguttes expected this one Peugeot 205 GTI would yield between 45,000 and 65,000 euros, but it became much more than that. A real bidding war ensued, after which the legendary hot hatch was hammered out at no less than 82,960 euros! A bizarre price for a bizarrely beautiful classic.

Why someone paid an insane amount of money for this Peugeot 205
Why someone paid an insane amount of money for this Peugeot 205

GTI 1.9 had 911 Turbo-esque killer image

The 205 GTI was introduced in 1984, with a 105 hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. Three years later the 205 GTI 1.9 followed, which was good for 131 hp. Perhaps not a spectacular power, but more than enough for a car weight of 860 kilos. The little Peugeot even got a Porsche 911 Turbo-esque killer image, due to its tendency to suddenly lift-off oversteer.

Why someone paid an insane amount of money for this Peugeot 205
Why someone paid an insane amount of money for this Peugeot 205

Also in the Netherlands 205 GTIs are not cheap

If you are in the market for a Peugeot 205 GTI, then you have to bring a well-filled wallet with you. At the moment of writing, are there a few copies for sale in the Netherlandsranging in price from 15,000 euros for a moderate copy to 25,000 euros for one with a mileage under 100,000 kilometers.


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