Short DescriptionMy wife knocked me for six when she told me she'd like to buy me a 205 GTi for my 40th birthday last year - a car I've always hankered after since my uncle owned a brand new one when I was an impressionable lad. So after saying I was after a stock one, I ended up with one that was anything but!
It belonged to MrG on here (Andrew) and he was showing me what to look for when buying, when I started to realise what a great fun car it looked. I also thought it would be a good way to get into local amateur motorsport (autosolos, club track days, etc) and a deal was done.
Car Type / UsageRoad car
Engine & Gearbox1.9 standard block, uprated oil pump and drive. Big valve ported and polished cylinder head. Peugeot/Talbot 300 degree motorsport cam. Custom built H&H distributor. Twin 45 Weber carbs (100mm filters, 60mm rampipes). Remote oil filter with heat exchanger. 4.4 CW&P Sachs competition clutch.
Suspension & SteeringAST adjustable dampers. Larger rear ARB. 309 trailing arms. Ph2 Xsara Rack - 2.6 turns to lock. Saxo electric power steering. Upper and lower strut braces.
BrakesGrooved and drilled front discs. EBC yellow front pads.
Wheels & TyresCitroen C5 wheels / Toyo R888 for track. Standard alloys for street / autosolos.
Bodywork & ExteriorSupersprint stainless back box.
Interior & ICE6-point Safety Devices roll cage. No rear seat / shelf. Sparco Sprint seats. Seat rails lowered and braced. 4/5 point harnesses. Suede steering wheel. Fire extinguisher. Battery relocated to boot.