A fully restored Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9 has been sold at Anglia Car Auctions for £25,200.
King's Lynn-based auction house Anglia Car Auctions sold more than 80 per cent of the 285 classic cars offered in its 9 April auction, with sales totalling more than £2million. One of the stars of the sale included what can only be described as a better than new Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9
, which sold for a grand total of £25,200.
The 1991 model was no ordinary example, and following a £20,000 restoration was offered in the sale with a £18,000-£22,000 pre-sale estimate. Following a full strip down, the rust-free shell was taken to C.N. Body Shine where it was rotisserie painted. Take a look at the images of the 205's underside, and it's clear where the money went. The owner also spent much time and money tracking down a huge number of brand new genuine parts, while the engine and gearbox were rebuilt by 3D motorsport.
Other hot hatch Peugeots at the auction included a modified Series 1 106 Rally, which sold above estimate at the £2625, while someone grabbed a genuine with the bargain £600 GTI-6 306 that was offered at no reserve. Perhaps even more noteworthy than the 205 for its high price was the 1992 Volkswagen Polo G40, which sold for £10,500. With an estimate of £2250-£3000, this 44,000-mile supercharged hatch is perhaps one of the few G40s in completely original and unmodified condition, making it a very attractive proposition to a number of VW fans.
One of the 68 Rover 75 V8s to roll off the Longbridge production line, showing just 16,579miles on the clock, made a strong £11,760 – above the £8000-£10,000 estimate. The market for the special Subaru Impreza P1 seemingly continues to soar, with a very tidy 44,000-mile example substantially exceeding the £13,000 top estimate with a final bid of £19,530.
Just to prove that it isn't all about modern cult classics, a road-ready shabby chic Series 1 Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC sailed through its £30,000-£40,000 estimate to make £71,950.