An exceptional Peugeot 205 Junior with only 15,796 miles from new.
Special edition ‘Junior’ decals to bodyside and tailgate, unique Denim seat trim and door panel inserts, aerodynamic full wheel covers, chrome bumper inserts, load adjustable headlamps, 2 reversing lamps, rear fog lamp, laminated windscreen, heated rear window, tailgate wash/wipe, locking petrol cap, pop-up sunroof, Clarion CRN28 radio/cassette, interior courtesy lamp, sunvisors with passenger vanity mirror, glovebox, front door bins, fold down rear seats, internally adjustable door mirrors. Dealer accessories; Peugeot tailored rubber floor mats.
This iconic supermini from Peugeot, largely credited for turning Peugeot’s fortunes around in the 1980’s, the 205 needs little introduction and has recently celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2023! This incredible limited edition ‘Junior’ has covered just 15,796 miles from new and remains in original unmolested condition. Finished in Alpine White, (Code P3WT), the factory paint finish has been preserved in amazing order boasting a polished uniform finish. This remarkably straight example has not suffered the common ding prone existence and close scrutiny will detect nothing other than a few touched in chips. The ‘Junior’ badges and decals are bright and fully intact. The underside is preserved perfectly and is structurally amazing with no repairs having ever been required. Factory Peugeot Sekurit glass etched on every pane to confirm original fitment, supplying dealership number branded plates and rear screen sticker underline the time warp credentials. One of the best.
Fitted with the special edition and uber chic ‘Junior’ interior, this ultra-low mileage example has clearly been cherished from new. The term ‘time warp’ is sometimes used loosely, however entirely justified in this instance. The simply brilliant Demin upholstery with contrasting brown stitching, leather 205 Junior patches and 205 tags to the headrests are perfect with no notable wear whatsoever. All interior trim is in amazing order with the only notable imperfection being a small crack to the left of the instrument binnacle. Genuine Peugeot tailored rubber floor mats protect the spotless denim coloured carpet. The fascia is pristine and all controls and gauges operate seamlessly, including the factory fitted Clarion CRN28 radio/cassette. The boot area is simply immaculate, with the painted under carpet area as new and the rear seat belt reel housings even have factory stickers still attached. The pristine denim-coloured parcel shelf is pin straight. Reminiscent of a 1993 Peugeot showroom car, this certainly is no ordinary 205.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fabulous, fun and spirited, this 1124cc TU1 engine produces 53bhp and is a real delight to drive with a top speed of 101.8mph and 0-62mph in 13.9 seconds. Simplistic maintenance and excellent parts availability keep running costs to a bare minimum. The engine bay is spotless and displays all factory stickers and plates as well as the faint painted colour code, scuttle chassis stamp and correct grey slam panel. The 5-speed gearbox is light with a positive clutch action and typical of small lightweight French cars of the era, this 205 is so much fun to drive!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original steel wheels still wear the factory full wheel trims which are in very good order with no cracks and only very faint hairline scratches to two of the faces. Matching branded 165/70 R13 tyres were fitted in 2020 and have covered less than 500 miles. The underslung spare wheel sits in a bright white cage and still wears an unused factory original Michelin MXL tyre still with coloured banding! Split circuit servo-assisted brakes incorporating front discs and rear drums offer assured stopping power.
Supplied by Peugeot Main Dealers, Currie Motors in Surbiton on the 19th March 1993, the first owner cherished their pride and joy for 28 years and there have been just two enthusiast owners since. Used sparingly, the Peugeot has always been garaged and has covered a remarkably low 15,796 miles from new! The previous keeper housed the car alongside his Volvo 340 which has been in the family since new and a very rare Mary Quant Designer Mini! A cambelt and tensioner change was carried out in September 2023.
All spare keys are present and a neat file holds MOT records, invoices and numerous period Peugeot 205 brochures including those for the Junior edition. Named Car Magazine’s ‘Car of the Decade’ in 1990, the Peugeot 205 was regarded as the benchmark for superminis for many years and this exemplary example is a fitting tribute to this accolade. There is also a 1989 Car Magazine test feature with 10 superminis where the Peugeot ranks top, ahead of even the much newer designed Mk3 Fiesta! Beautifully preserved with wonderful credentials, an unmissable opportunity for the collector and avid Peugeot enthusiast, and perfect as a starter classic. Celebrate 40+ years of the 205 with this delightful Junior!
MOT November 2024, HPI Clear.
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