This car sold to the high bidder post-auction for £6,574.12 on the 12th July 2019.
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Meet Zak, the owner of this little pocket-rocket hot-hatch. He’s owned 205’s in the past when he first learnt how to drive, and those memories drove him to picking up this example…
He’s owned this example for just over 3 years. What first attracted him to it was the colour, condition, and the low owner(3 previous owners) and history file the car came with. Since then, he’s completed under 1,000 miles a year in the car, and had it serviced by a friend who works on older and classic cars.
Zak’s decided that it’s time for the car to go to a new home now, given that he doesn’t use it that much, and so on to a new owner it will go.
Finished in what we believe to be Alpine White, it’s a lovely honest example of a GTi. The white colour with the black trim brings back memories of the 80’s.
Wheels & Tyres
Sitting on 14″ wheels, the cars wheels presented in good condition. A few small marks on the rims, take a look at the photos and video review.
We conducted out usual review of the bodywork, filming up and down all the panels, watch it to see the detail. The panel gaps and shut-lines all looked even on the car. We noticed a small bit of rust bubbling on one of the sills, see the photos for detail.
Alpine White we believe, and it really is a lovely colour for this car to have been finished in. There is a bit of cracking on some leading edges of panels, and a little over-spray where remedial action has taken place in the past. Watch the video for an extensive review.
Glass and Trim
Glass and trim present in good condition for a car of this age. There is a small crack in the rear rubber of the bumper, and some of the trim could benefit from the right detailing products to bring out a darker finish, take a look at the photos for detail.
Finished in cloth, with some red accents, a real 80’s hot-hatch vibe.
Seats and Carpets
Black cloth with red check stitching and red and black carpets, a lively cabin to be in. You can tell that this car has been well looked after in its life, by the few owners who have cherished it. Take a look at the video review to get a real sense of the cabin.
Quite a simple dashboard for this car, not loaded with lots of dials and switches. As with the rest of the cabin, it presents itself in great condition. Take a look at the pictures.
Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
GTi steering wheel sitting proud on the steering rack, a subtle red accent in the centre to make sure you don’t forget what you are driving. The gearstick show some significant wear, most likely cracking caused by the age of the car. Watch the videos and photos for the detail.
Zak took us on a quick drive on the local roads to put the car through it’s paces, see the details below.
Engine and Gearbox
The 1.6L engine was signing away on our drive, and Zak took the car through all 5 gears on a dual carriageway without issue.
Suspension and Brakes
On our short drive, we didn’t observe any issues from the suspension or steering, the car taking in the roads with ease, watch the video review to see for yourself.
A quick blast in the sun, Zak drove the car with ease, and the car reciprocated in taking us along our journey.
Electrics and Other
Zak informs us that everything works as it should do, manual roof and windows on this hot-hatch… lightness remember!
Zak has owned this car for just over 3 years, and with just 3 previous owners before him, we’d consider it a low ownership car for this model.
The car is showing just over 86,950 miles as of 17.06.2019.
HPi Check Results
– The seller tells us the car is HPi clear and will be supported by our own HPi check.
Mileage Records – MOT/Service
– 17.06.2019 – 86,950 miles – Visit
– 21.02.2019 – 86,793 miles – MOT
– 21.12.2017 – 86,514 miles – MOT
– 15.11.2016 – 85,954 miles – MOT
– 30.04.2012 – 83,473 miles – MOT
– 17.02.2011 – 83,252 miles – MOT
– 15.02.2010 – 84,465 miles – MOT
– 23.03.2009 – 78,606 miles – MOT
– 26.03.2008 – 75,591 miles – MOT
– 24.03.2007 – 72,573 miles – MOT
– 20.03.2006 – 69,507 miles – MOT
– 04.04.2005 – 66,266 miles – MOT
– 09.04.2004 – 63,101 miles – MOT
– 28.03.2003 – 60,385 miles – MOT
– 28.03.2002 – 57,213 miles – MOT
– 07.04.2001 – 53,897 miles – MOT
– 15.04.2000 – 50,297 miles – MOT
– 27.03.1999 – 46,622 miles – MOT
– 04.04.1998 – 43,215 miles – MOT
– 19.04.1997 – 40,696 miles – MOT
– 13.04.1996 – 33,980 miles – MOT
– 25.04.1995 – 27,665 miles – MOT
– 16.04.1994 – 20,750 miles – MOT
– 27.04.1993 – 13,756 miles – MOT
The 205 GTi is a real drivers car. Small and sporty, it involves you as a driver, and you need to put the work in to get the most out of it, but that’s what all the fun is about right!
This example has a low number of owners in it’s life, and presents in good condition. If you are looking for a 205 GTi, the white version is definitely our pick of the bunch. Get in touch to find out more.
This auction listing was written from information supplied by Darren after meeting Zak the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.
If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Zak will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.