CORGI PEU­GEOT 205 GTI 1.9

New Zealand Classic Car - - Automobilia -

Driven by Richard Burns, along­side co-driver Robert Reid, this Peu­geot 205 GTI was the de­cid­ing fac­tor for Burns to join the Peu­geot Chal­lenge 1990. As a re­sult, he got his first taste of a World Rally Cham­pi­onship event in Great Bri­tain as a prize for win­ning the Peu­geot Chal­lenge that year. Burns would then meet Reid in 1991, bring­ing him on­board as co-driver, a po­si­tion he would fill for the fol­low­ing 12 years. This par­tic­u­lar model repli­cates the 205 at the Kayel Graph­ics Na­tional Rally, Wales, on July 6, 1991, although he would re­ceive a DNF and fin­ish in mid-pack plac­ings in sub­se­quent races. Per­haps though, it was his ex­pe­ri­ences in the 205 that would lead him to re­turn to the Peu­geot fran­chise after win­ning the 2001 World Rally Cham­pi­onship and help­ing it to claim the world man­u­fac­tur­ers’ ti­tle in 2002.

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