Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 1985 – SPRZEDANY

Kiedy w 1982 roku wprowadzono nowy regulamin rajdowej grupy B, Peugeot był akurat w trakcie przestawiania produkcji na mniejsze i bardziej sportowe modele, niż do tej pory. Francuzi chcieli wykorzystać nowe regulaminy rajdowe jako narzędzie marketingowe z dobrze znaną frazą: “Wygraj w niedzielę – sprzedaj w poniedziałek”. Przy współpracy z niedawno nabytą marką Talbot, Peugeot podjął współpracę z francuskim kierowcą rajdowym Jeanem Todtem, tworząc kultowy już team Peugeot-Talbot Sport (PTS). Sprawę ułatwiało to, że budżet na rozwój samochodu Peugeot dawał prawie bez ograniczeń, jednak inżynierowie i tak stanęli przed nie lada wyzwaniem. Jak zmieścić wyczynowy pakiet z napędem na 4 koła w miniaturowym nadwoziu 205? Wersja produkcyjna seryjnego 205 miała oczywiście napęd przedni, w przeciwieństwie do Audi Quattro. Zadecydowano również, że małe 205 T16 będzie wyposażone w silnik umieszczony centralnie, dla lepszego rozkładu masy i poprawienia trakcji. Aby wprowadzić swoje samochody do rajdowej grupy B, Peugeot musiał zbudować 200 jednostek homologacyjnych. PTS było pod mocną presją czasu i musiało być twórcze. W celu ułatwienia procesu produkcji, Peugeot zdecydował, aby wszystkie auta drogowe były w tym samym kolorze, i wszystkie z kierownicą po lewej stronie. Jeden z 200 wyprodukowanych egzemplarzy Peugeota 205 Turbo 16 został wystawiony właśnie na aukcji. W niezwykłym stanie zachowania, w pełni oryginalny i posiadający jednego właściciela przez 20 lat! Peugeot 205 z przebiegiem liczącym zaledwie 1200 km, licytowany bez ceny minimalnej sprzedany został za 198000 dolarów (PLN 719,507) czyli znacznie poniżej wyceny przed aukcyjnej.


Link: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23977/lot/44/?category=list&length=100&page=1

Lot 44Ω
Original Throughout – Less than 1,200 Kms
1985 PEUGEOT 205 TURBO 16
US$ 225,000 – 275,000
PLN 820,000 – 1,000,000
To be sold without reserve
QUAIL LODGE AUCTION
18 Aug 2017, 10:00 PDT

CARMEL, QUAIL LODGE & GOLF CLUB

1985 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
VIN. VF3741R76E5100127

1,775cc DOHC 16V Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine
Bosch K-Jet Fuel Injection
197bhp at 6,750rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Iconic and rare Group B Homologation car
*Extremely original example with less than 1,200kms on the odometer
*In current ownership for 20 years
*One of just 200 examples produced

The Peugeot 205 TURBO 16

In 1982, when the new set of Group B rally regulations was introduced, Peugeot was in the process of shifting production towards smaller and sportier vehicles compared to their earlier models. The French manufacturer wanted to use the new rally regulations as a marketing tool with the well-known phrase: “Win on Sunday – sell on Monday”.

With the newly acquired Talbot brand, Peugeot engaged with French rally expert and former co-driver Jean Todt and formed the historically known Peugeot-Talbot Sport (PTS). Budget for developing the car was almost without limit. In fact, the only real constraint that the engineers had was to fit a high performance 4-wheel drive package into the diminutive 205 chassis. The normal production 205 was a front wheel drive car but it was decided that, as opposed to the Audi Quattro, that the 205 T16 would be mid-engine for better weight distribution and traction. However, for marketing purposes, it was paramount to keep most of the 205’s exterior body features as intact as possible. Hence, the 205 T16 was officially a silhouette car.

Originally, they intended to mount the engine longitudinally but there was an obvious lack of space. Furthermore, that layout would have made it nearly impossible to service the belts and pulleys. To keep a low center of gravity, it was decided to use a gearbox that was bolted behind the engine rather than below it (in the usual transverse engine setup). This would also help balance the weight of the engine which was fitted behind the passenger seat on the right side of the car. The 205 T16 turned out to be the most successful Group B rally car with 16 outright rally wins and two championships, even surpassing the legendary Audi Quattro (13 wins, one championship).

To enter the rally cars into Group B, Peugeot had to build 200 homologation units. Already under time pressure, PTS had to be creative. So, to make the process as easy as possible, Peugeot elected to make all the road cars to the same specifications: all of them in the same color and all of them with left-hand drive.

In March of 1984, when the time came for the 205 T16 to be homologated, Peugeot decided to line up every single one of the cars built on a massive expanse of tarmac so that the FIA inspectors could see for themselves that all the cars truly existed, that no cheating had taken place, and that there had been no double-counting of cars to make up the numbers. Homologation was duly granted on April 1st, by which time PTS had already laid plans for the car to make its World Rally Championship debut in Corsica on the 3rd of May. The rest, as they say, is history.

The Motorcar Offered

With prices in the range of new Porsches and Ferraris, only the most dedicated Group B fans would pay up for the Turbo 16 when these cars were new. This highly original example is believed to have been delivered new to Germany. It was purchased there by the current owner in 1997, from Uwe Ohlsen Automobile in Heidelberg. A copy of the bill of sale on file, records the mileages of ca. 700 kilometers (435 miles) at the time, and photos from the time show a nearly showroom fresh car.

While in the current ownership, the rare and extremely fast Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 has been used sparingly to say the least; just an additional 400 and some kilometers have been put on the car, and the cars odometer read just 1,113 kilometers at the time of cataloguing – a figure that indeed is believed to be the cars actual mileage. Close inspection of the highly original automobile will reveal old Michelin TRX tires – matching that mounted on the spare wheel – indeed these are believed to be the cars original tires. The cars exterior presents beautifully, and the grey metallic paint appears to be the factory applied hue. The interior presents equally well, and must also be original from the factory. The front and rear compartments show factory markings and decals, and match the low mileage and original appearance of the perfectly. A full service, including the replacement of the timing belt, would be recommended before use.

Preserved and in highly original condition, this Group B homologation special is ready to take on the streets or to be included in concours. A Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 rarely comes to market, so don’t let the chance to own one of these highly collectible homologation cars go by.