The growing enthusiasm for youngtimers has recently lifted the prices of the legendary Peugeot 205 GTi to the top. Fortunately there are alternatives to the bombinette. Here are 5.
It only took a few models that were snapped up at auction for the price of the Peugeot 205 GTi flies on the second-hand markets, making the little sportswoman inaccessible to the purses of certain collectors. Never mind, we find other very nice versions of the iconic city car from the 80s at much more attractive prices! Here are some examples…
Peugeot 205 GT, 1986, 3.900 €
With its 80 horses, the Peugeot 205 GT can already provide real driving pleasure! It was also the “sporty” version of the Peugeot 205 before the arrival of the GTi. Admittedly its presentation is less dapper, almost austere, but this relative discretion and its very “eighties” shades give it an almost old-fashioned charm.
Peugeot 205 CTI, 1986, 8,000 €
The 205 CTI, it is the convertible counterpart of the Peugeot 205 GTi. It uses the 1.6L 115 hp engine and all the aesthetic elements, which makes it highly desirable. However, the roof cutout makes driving a little less incisive, but this is offset by the pleasure of enjoying the great outdoors. We still find some a few copies in good condition below the 10,000 € mark, but don’t hang around.
Peugeot 205 Roland Garros, 1989, 5.500 €
Peugeot is a long-standing partner of Roland-Garros tennis tournament, and as such offers a special eponymous series for many vintages. The Peugeot 205 Roland Garros is available in 3-door, 5-door and convertible and is particularly distinguished by its specific leather-fabric upholstery and clay-colored seat belts. Copies in good condition are rare but relatively inexpensive. On the other hand, convertibles are now close to 10,000 €.
Peugeot 205 Gentry, 1992, 8.500 €
While the Peugeot 205 GTi is highly sought after by collectors, only connoisseurs appreciate the Peugeot 205 Gentry. Derived from the GTi, from which it uses the deflated 105 hp engine, the 205 Gentry is distinguished above all by its beige or black leather interior, its specific exterior colors and its particularly rich equipment for the era. A few copies are still found at reasonable sums.
Peugeot 205 Green, 1990, 3.600 €
In a completely different style, why not opt for the charming Peugeot 205 Green ? Of course the 70 hp won’t be so exhilarating to drive, but this pretty limited series of 6,000 copies, recognizable by its full white color (right down to the wheel covers!) and its Scottish tartan upholstery, is not lacking in charm. And above all, it is exchanged for a bite of bread.
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