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Philip Raby

Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI


Here’s a wonderful example of one of the all-time great hot hatches. It’s a 1988 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI, finished in black with the original 15-inch alloy wheels and sliding glass sunroof.

The interior features the original dark-grey part-leather seats, with red trim and red carpets. It still has the original Philip radio-cassette player (and there is even a selection of tapes to go with it!). It’s all in amazing good condition, inside and out.

The GTI has covered just 53,750 miles from new and benefits from having money spent on it in recent years. Work of note includes a new clutch, differential seals, master cylinder, starter motor, top mounts, cam cover gasket and much more, at a cost of over £2200 in 2022. The wheels are clad with Michelin Pilot tyres.

The 1.9 was the range-topping 205, with its 1.9-litre engine developing 130bhp which, in such a light car, gave a 0-62mph sprint in 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 127mph. Combined with surefooted handling, the GTI 1.9 remains a huge amount of fun to drive.

Good 205 GTIs are now hard to come by, so this original low-mileage example is a real treat.

If you are unable to get to us, please get in touch as we offer a remote buying service. We can first make a personalised video or organise a conference call to show you around the car, covering all aspects you want to see. We are based on the south coast of England, nestled between the South Downs and Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a lovely area to visit and you are still very welcome to come and view our stock or just have a chat about cars!

Philip Raby Specialist Cars is refreshingly different. We like to build a friendly relationship with customers; before, during and after you buy from us. You won’t get a hard sell but you will get friendly and professional advice to ensure that we find exactly the right car for you. We have sold hundreds of Porsches and other specialist cars and have a vast experience to share with you.

Each car we sell goes through a thorough mechanical inspection and any faults found put right before sale. This ensures that your new car is ready for you to enjoy from day one, without you having to worry about a thing. In the unlikely event you have a problem, we include a six-month warranty underwritten by us. We stand by this warranty so, if you have any issue with your Porsche, wherever you are in the UK, we will work with you to put things right, without any quibble or fuss. Please note that we are open during normal hours on weekdays and by appointment at weekend so do please get in touch for a chat and to arrange a visit or a video. Part exchange and finance available – please click here for finance details.

To chat about this car, please call 01243 780389 or click here to email us. We’d love to hear from you.

Philip Raby says: “I owned a 1.9 GTI back in the day, so I’m excited to get reacquainted with this now modern classic. It’s an absolute delight to drive!”

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