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My wife knocked me for six when she told me she'd like to buy me a 205 GTi for my 40th birthday this year - a car I've always hankered after since my uncle owned a brand new one when I was an impressionable lad

Therefore, putting the feelers out for nice honest example - budget is up to £1,500 so I know I'm not going to get perfection, but something not messed with is the main criteria, ideally in grey but would consider black or white if really good

1.6 or 1.9 pre-cat, sunroof or not - what's out there..?

Thanks for looking :)
 

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No help but a little story you reminded me of. I also loved the look of the 205Gti which is unusual as I find most modern cars bland and boring. Seriously wanted one .My wife ended up buying a brand new one for herself using the money she got from me in our divorce...COW! LOL
 

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Fantastic fun cars. 1.9 is the one to have. Shit off a shovel is what springs to mind when I think back to my old one but very tail happy when braking hard on a corner at speed! (Just ask the pc in the van who's jaw dropped when my arse end lifted on a roundabout :bigsmile: )
£1,500 will struggle to get you any example, let alone an un-messed with one. I'd treble that figure to be realistic in todays market.
Oh, and the white one's are the best to have ;) :D
 

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Thanks all

Ha! Sorry to hear that Kev - hopefully you got something out of it that you wanted too.. As for being new, they're knocking on 30 years old now - hard to believe ! ps - thanks again for help with Voyager

Cheers 352 - any leads appreciated

Stiff - agree for top notch, but there's still a good few knocking around for sub £2k - just need to find the one with the right amount/type of things wrong that I can fettle over time. Looking forward to learning a new driving style - will just try and do it away from the law.. :lol:
 

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sorry from what i can make out he sold it but ask escortshaun on here his brother had it
Done, thanks

Can't agree more -1.9 is the one to have (in blue) !
I grew up witrh them and we had 3 in the family at one time -could not bear to move on and get something newer !!
Now you have re-kindled my interest !!
Louie
Do it !! Did any of yours have the sunroof - assume stiffness isn't affected too much by them..?

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I have a very original red 1.9
Does need work , engine smokes on start up, valve stem oil seals maybe 16ok
Also rear axle needs bushes ,
Mot about 6 months
Ideal driving resto
Want £1250 Ono







 

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I have a very original red 1.9
Does need work , engine smokes on start up, valve stem oil seals maybe 16ok
Also rear axle needs bushes ,
Mot about 6 months
Ideal driving resto
Want £1250 Ono
Thanks 1stpop - I did see your original post when starting the research http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/vehicles-sale/cars-sale-capri-205-gti-100e-project-95321

That said, having given it some more thought, I'm leaning more towards Grey, Black or White, so thanks for the offer but will pass

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Got one !

Ok, so after saying I was after a stock one, I ended up with one that was anything but. That said, take away all of the (reversible) mods and I'm left with a nice, straight Phase 1 with a decent history

I already knew of the car but had never considered it; it belonged to one of the neighbouring workshops and I contacted the owner with a view to tapping his considerable knowledge about the marque, as I also remembered he had a nice-looking grey/black example. That was long gone unfortunately, but as he was showing me all the key points to look out for on this car, I started to realise what a good example it was. 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

So, it's a 1.9, rebuilt, with twin 45s, worked head, cam, custom dizzy / ignition, uprated clutch, top spec adjustable dampers, thicker ARBs, rebuilt wider-track rear beam, Citroen C5 (lightweight) steels with new Toyos, six-point cage, etc, etc. Also came with loads of spares including a full megajolt engine management system for future upgrades. Was dyno'd after rebuild at 166bhp

Needs a little bit of tidying, but it's a track toy so to be expected. Andrew cut me an amazing deal, given the amount of invoices he presented me with, plus ongoing offers of help and spares sourcing though his contacts, etc etc. To say I'm happy would be an understatement :D

Pics as unearthed - going to take it back to stock externally, keeping the fun stuff inside/underneath





 

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That looks a very, very nice example and a damn sight tidier than my old one, lol. You'll have some real fun in that :tup:
I really don't think them wheels suit it at all but hey, if they do the job. :)
Thanks Stiff - they'll be for the track only as soon as I track down a set of decent Speedlines :cool:

Bring on the lift-off oversteer !! :mooooh:
 
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