PEUGEOT 205 GTI – THE PROJECT
This Peugeot 205 gti is the perfect example of how cars that you grew up with influence your life. The owner of this car could never get insurance on the car when they first came out. He had to settle for the 205 Style. Life continued and the cars he had changed over the years but the desire for the 205 gti was still lingering. One day he stumbled across an advert for the car you see pictured above. The car had been set up as a hill climb car and was in need of some serious tlc. In fact it barely ran.
22 YEARS YOUNG
With the car being set up for hillclimb racing. Hillclimbing is a branch of Motorsport in which drivers compete against the clock to complete an uphill course. So the gearbox was set up with the shorter gear ratio. This gearing is not suited to the normal road or even track. So the gearbox was removed and sent to a third party for a rebuild taking the gear ratio’s back to original.
Whilst the engine was out the car we set about checking it over. It soon became apparent that the 22 year engine had seen better days. The engine block was sent down to the engineering workshop and a rebuild kit was ordered for its return.
With block back in the workshop we set up building the engine back up using the new parts. As you can imagine with a car of this age, replacement parts are not always on the self and the air flow meter came all the France.
With the car built back up and running sweet it was handed back to the customer for them to enjoy. The car will be used mainly for track days but also for a quick blast in the sun.
It is great to see cars that we grew up with, idolized even still being used. This car is an honest car that has been made good for some fun.
This Peugeot 205 GTi will definitely catch your eye 🙂