Young guns re­store GTI

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

More than 300 Peu­geot UK ap­pren­tices have com­pleted a two-year project to re­store a 205GTI from the ground up.

Peu­geot set the chal­lenge to all its ap­pren­tices to de­velop their skills. The com­pany sourced a 1986 205GTI project and the ap­pren­tices de­cided on restor­ing it to as close to orig­i­nal as pos­si­ble.

A spokesman for Peu­geot says: ‘ The ap­pren­tices wanted to ex­pe­ri­ence an iconic prod­uct. We have all new and re­cent cars around us, but to ap­pre­ci­ate the her­itage of Peu­geot, to see how much cars have evolved, what bet­ter way than to bring a 205GTI back to life?’

Ap­pren­tices added a 160bhp Mi16 en­gine with an ITG in­take, but kept looks stan­dard.

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