This Peugeot 205 T16 which belonged to Jean Todt, ex-director of Peugeot Talbot Sport, was auctioned for € 419,260
On March 21, the Aguttes auction house opened a sale “Collection cars “special Spring 2021 for historic vehicles, one of which Peugeot 205 T16, real star of this sale.
Understand the legend
We know, the Peugeot 205 was a huge success when it was launched in 1982. True flagship model of Sochaux builder, the small car notably enabled Peugeot to take its head financially out of the water at this delicate time for the manufacturer. In addition to the many sports versions and variations, such as the excellent 205 GTi for example, there have been other, much rarer models that have been marketed.
To understand, you have to go back 40 years. Beginning of the 1980s, in order to boost its image, Peugeot decides to engage in competition. This is how the 205 Turbo 16 was developed, intended to participate in the World Rally Championship in the premier category of Group B. However, at the time to obtain its homologation, the regulations required the manufacture of 200 units of ‘a production version. The 205 Turbo 16 “200 series” was born and will then be presented by the Sochaux manufacturer at the 1984 Geneva Motor Show.
It has a 1.8L XU 4-cylinder engine associated with a turbo that allows it to develop nearly 200 horsepower. For the time these are very impressive figures!
An exceptional model with low mileage
The model in question is unique in many ways: it is one of the few 205 T16 models that are white in color, almost all others are gray in color. Also, his ex-owner is none other than Jean Todt, ex-director of Peugeot Talbot Sport ! It is he who launched the initiative of this sportswoman and all her successes in rallying, in particular in group B.
The car is in excellent condition, and has only driven 9,900 kilometers. According to the sales site, the engine has been lightly prepared and develops 230 hp instead of the original 200 hp.
With all these qualities and this unique history, this copy was auctioned at € 419,260!
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