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French Friday: Le lionet rugit! Un peu.

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Merveilleux! As a youngster I only had one goal in life and that was owning a pristine Peugeot 205 GTI. And then preferably a 'Vert Fluorite' 1.9 Griffe. But it all started with the 1.6.

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The 1.6 GTI was launched in 1984 with a 104 hp engine. It had 14" alloys mounted which distinguishes it from the later introduced 1.9 (130 hp) with it's 15" (both speedline) rims.

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At that time it was it's class' benchmark. And Peugeot never built anything with such a (Euro) following and reputation again. If you want one I's suggest you get one quick as these are increasing in value and are getting harder to get every day.

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This model is a Solido and it's quite terrible. It's got that same 'thick' pain and weird spots like Solido's A310 I wrote about a while back.

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It even made Hollywood production Target in 1985 starring Matt Dillon and Gene Hackman.

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No mirrors, no speedlines, no black/grey plastic wheel-arches, no black/grey side marks on it's c-pillar stating it's a GTI. Just one thing they couldn't have done better is it's...

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YELLOW LENSES! And opening doors but when you open the driver's door it hardly closes.

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I really need to get a better example of the breed for my collection. Way better. Le lionet deserves it.

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Next week an even more infamous 205 will come along. Yes, it's that 'Group B' 205... Bon vendredi!

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