Celebrating its 210th birthday on September 26, Peugeot, the French manufacturer, after this remarkable occasion, decided to breathe new life into an old model and then leave it to the care of its future loving owner. Don’t get me wrong: in 1810, Peugeot started out as a steel mill and toolmaker, then expanded its portfolio in the 1840s with pepper and coffee grinders, and from 1882 on bicycles. The first car was built in 1889, the steam-powered Type 1.
The lucky chosen one became one of 205 GTi equipped with a 1.9-liter engine. The first Peugeot 205 appeared in 1983, a year later it caught up with Fiat Uno in the Car of the Year poll. By 1998, the hugely popular model had been produced, of which 5.3 million copies had left the production line.
The restoration of cheeky hot hats began with stripping in the Aventure Peugeot workshop in Souchaux. As you can see, this 205 was also overtaken by the immeasurable destruction of the tuning frenzy of the 1990s. The first shock hit us by opening the driver’s side door, seeing the pedals and the shift knob, but the engine also saw nicer days.
The parts required for the works, but in some cases no longer manufactured, are procured from well-established subcontractors on the one hand, and are produced by 3D printing, taking advantage of the possibilities offered by modern technology.
Hidden under a 910-kilogram body, the 1.9-cylinder four-cylinder engine is capable of 130 horsepower and 160 Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.2 seconds, so the next owner is sure to enjoy a lot of pleasure in the refurbished 205. And in the future, Peugeot saved more, similarly classic cars from the demise.
In the meantime, we can also watch on video how the Peugeot 205’s transformation begins: