Peugeot 205 309 GTI, 1 Owner, Extra Clean, Fun & Quick, 80s Icon, Rare Find

1989 Peugeot 309 - 205 GTI 309 GTI

Condition: Used
Make: Peugeot
Model: 309 - 205 GTI
SubModel: 309 GTI
Type: Coupe
Year: 1989
Mileage: 32,311
VIN: 11111111111111111
Color: Red
Engine: 1.9L
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Description for Peugeot 309 - 205 GTI 1989

This is an absolutely stunning example of the rare Peugeot 309 GT, resented in highly original and factory standard specification, nd in near concours condition throughout.Those of us of a certain age remember the 205 GTI 1.9 as being THE hot hatch to have in the late 80s and early 90s.

The 205 GTI gets all the plaudits now (and values of pristine cars have rocketed of late), ut back then it was the 309 GTI that had the motoring magazines enthusing about it's combination of gutsy performance and pin-sharp handling. Autocar and Motor magazine named it "Best Hot Hatch" 3 years in a row, nd in 1991 a 309 GTI won the Esso Superlube Saloon Car Championship, eating BMW E30 M3s and Ford Sierra Cosworths on the way to the title.The 309 GTI was produced in a limited numbers of just 5300 cars produced by early 1992, nd featured Italian Red paint, peedline alloy wheels with polished rims, ull black with red accents interior, TI badges, leather-rimmed MOMO steering wheel .It had just 1 owner and 58K kilometers, nd in near perfect order. and preserved in time-warp condition.According to 309 registry, here are just over 2000 309 GTI currently on the road,. Compared with the 6,000 or so 205 GTIs still aroun, he 309 GTI is a very rare model, nd so to find one that has been preserved in standard, nmodified condition is very special indeed.Here is our assessment of the condition of the car:Exterior bodywork and paintThe Ilaian RED paint is in fantastic condition, ith a deep shine and virtually no blemishes. There are no dents on the body panels. The bumpers and side rubbing strips are all in excellent condition, s are the spotlights and foglights to the front spoiler. There are a couple of very minor mark to the rear quarter, nly visible upon very close inspection. The GTI badges are all perfect.Chassis and structureThe underside of the car is very clean, ith the factory applied underseal and paint in excellent condition. The wheelarches are also very clean and all original. I can find no corrosion on the bodyshell at all, r any evidence of any previous repairs.Engine and gearboxLike travelling back 20 years! The torque-rich 1.9 XU9 engine burbles away at idle, as a lovely crisp throttle response and delivers punchy acceleration through the close ratio 5-speed gearbox. The clutch and gearbox change action both feel fresh and much more like a 2 year old car than a 26 year old one! All fluids are clean and to the correct levels, he car having been fully serviced in January 2015, ncluding a brake fluid change. Unlike any other Goodwood I have seen in the past few years, t does NOT feature an aftermarket exhaust or an induction kit - just the standard items specified by Peugeot.Steering, ide, andling & brakesAbsolutely superb throughout. The steering is direct, ommunicative and full of feel, he ride is supple, ombining soft spring rates with taut damping, o at everyday pace the Goodwood feels civilized and comfortable. Turn up the wick a bit and the whole car comes alive, ith fabulous neutral handling, o understeer to speak of, nd wonderful balance through the bends. The brakes are perfectly matched to the weight of the car, elivering stability and confidence to the driver. All in all, t's a lovely thing to drive along an A or B road, nd it doesn't need to be driven at warp factor 10 to deliver a fantastic driving experience!Interior, ash and controlsThe seats are in excellent supple condition, howing no visible wear, ust a few subtle creases to mark the passage of time. The dashboard is very clean and surprisingly creak/rattle free for a 90's Peugeot. There is a blanking plate for the fuses I have had to replace the glovebox lid, s these are notorious for snapping their catches. The correct replacement lid fits perfectly. The original-fit Clarion PU-9318A radio/cassette unit is unfortunately no longer with the car, more modern CD unit is fitted instead.All the gauges, ontrols and electrics work as they should. The doorcards and carpets are in perfect condition. The vacuum sealed glass sunroof works correctly, nd the headlining is unmarked. As far as I can tell, he car has never been smoked in.Wheels and tyresThe GTI only Speedline alloy wheels are in excellent condition, ith no kerbing to the polished rims and no marks to the painted face of the wheels. The tyres are Bridgestones all around.The spare wheel is also in great condition, ith a new budget tyre fitted

History and paperworkThe car comes with it's original Peugeot book pack, ncluding Owner's Handbook, aintenance Record and Dealer Location Guide.The Maintenance Record shows service stamps, he first 8 from the supplying Peugeot main dealer. SummaryA very rare car indeed, nd one which is as exhilarating to drive now as it was when new. Remaining in pristine condition throughout, his classic "hot hatch" has benefited from the care and attention of a long term owner from new, hich has helped it avoid ever being "just an old Peugeot". It has moved seamlessly from cherished new car to cherished modern classic, nd may well be unique in that respect as so few Goodwoods were ever produced.I have taken a large number of detailed pictures of all aspects of the car, vailable to upon request.If you are really interested in the car, lease call me on for a chat or to arrange to come and see it. I'm happy to take you for a drive in it, nd will allow test drives if I think you're serious and sensible

This vehicles vin is VF33CDKZ210034597

This vehicle was legally imported from Japan and currently has a valid PA title. The mileage is displayed in kilometers which we cnverted to miles for the add.

Please keep in mind you are bidding on a pre-owned vehicle. Everyday driving can cause minor chips, ings or scratches on a vehicle. Unless otherwise noted in our photos or description these items are minimal, ut may exist in some cases.If you have any questions about this or any of my other auctions please feel free to contact meat(267)471-6561. Thank you for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you.