Peugeot 205 GTi


The Peugeot 205 GTi was a brilliant little car. They were affordable, quick, and gave you the sort of direct driving experience that was about the most fun you could have with your clothes on. When it was released in the early eighties it was an instant hit with the more well-off teenage boy racers of Britain. Its whole attitude chimed perfectly with the times.

And if you can remember the TV advert (below) was one of the best ever, too. Including a Mirage jet and live chase shots with a Hercules in an alpine location – now that’s what we call 1980s excess.

Little wonder it captured so many imaginations.

You can get a battered example for less than a grand – but this is a real time warp – straight out of 1984 after a lovingly attentive restoration and only 45K on the clock. probably still an investment, even at close to nine thousand pounds.