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#361 OFFLINE   Heritage motor centre

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:58 PM

I like poverty spec 205s, handily enough as they're the only ones I can still afford! I fancied something simple and life affirming to whizz to work in and settled for a 5 door, 4 speed 1988 Peugeot 205 1.1.....

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:03 PM

Once I get the new battery on, my povo 205D is going to see a lot more use.


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#363 OFFLINE   red5

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:04 PM

Filthy decadent 1.1!

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#364 OFFLINE   bramz7

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:04 PM

That's amazing. That dashboard is wonderfully bare under the heater controls.

205s are getting mighty fine to look at again....
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:08 PM

Once I get the new battery on, my povo 205D is going to see a lot more use.

cough


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:54 PM

It's been an eventful day. Woke up in Germany, got speed gunned in Wiltshire and currently in a curry house in Devon, having just got the keys to THIS en route IMG_3442.JPG
Full look round and pics tomoz, after food and sleep
Needless to say it is a BEAST
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#367 OFFLINE   Christine

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:56 PM

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#368 OFFLINE   holbeck

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:22 PM

We need a video so it can be heard.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:30 PM

It's been an eventful day. Woke up in Germany, got speed gunned in Wiltshire and currently in a curry house in Devon, having just got the keys to THIS en route IMG_3442.JPG
Full look round and pics tomoz, after food and sleep
Needless to say it is a BEAST


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:57 PM

0-60 run is required!


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:43 AM

Loving the 205.  That must be one of the very first with the later dash



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:36 AM

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Had a fantastic drive back over Dartmoor this morning after collecting the GSA. I'm impressed by its originality and it's condition, but most of all by how it drives. The undulating B roads over the moor were a perfect match for the GSA. It's compliant suspension and the rev hungry nature of the flat 4, 4 pot and the need to conserve momentum made it an absolute joy. In all the excitement I only got a few pictures as I was enjoying the drive so much.....

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:42 AM

You jammy, jammy bastard.


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#374 OFFLINE   jonathan_dyane

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:43 AM

Lovely! Wish I still had mine. Did you try the econoscope?

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:44 AM

That's bloody amazing, I'd love one of them!


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:55 AM

Cracking!! France was a better place when the roads were filled with that beige.
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#377 ONLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:56 AM

Y'know what, I know we're only two weeks in, but I reckon that's going to be the shite bargain of the year, easy.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:10 PM

Belter :) What's the "Spécial" light for on the dash?


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:13 PM

It covers the gap where the digital clock lives on the models with a rev counter

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:22 PM

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:24 PM

Belter :) What's the "Spécial" light for on the dash?

It illuminates to let you know you're winning at life.
So, all the time in this.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:24 PM

When I was a little lad I couldn't understand why someone would want to drive an 'ugly' car like the GS or CX. Thankfully I've matured over the last 35 years or so and I now like the looks of them, and having driven my grandpa around in his latter years using his XM, I can see why people like driving floaty Citroëns.

I wish modern tin had a crazy dash layout like that GS. Or transmission whine that sings to you on your journey

 

 

Loving the 205.  That must be one of the very first with the later dash

 

 

I had an October '87 E plate one with the earlier dash, while my aunt's January '88 E-plate one had the later dash. Both were 1.4XS with the XY engine. The earlier dash models are slightly roomier as well, important if you're 6ft plus in size! I will agree it's an absolutely splendid example of (IMO) the best supermini of the 80's, though it's not quite as poverty spec as the GE trim level.

IIRC the XW 1124cc unit soldiered on for nearly a year after the XV and XY were replaced in 1988 by the TU9 and TU3 respectively, so it might be one of the first with the TU1 engine.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:40 PM

Yeah, that's flipping brilliant. Can we see what the seats look like?

Let me know when you want to double your investment
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:54 PM

Phwoar. And twice phwoar.

I know that road west out of Moretonhampstead very well, and I’m drooling at how perfect a skinny hydro Citroen must be for it. I salute you sir.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:14 PM

That is beyond lovely. I am incredibly jealous and I'm going to go right ahead and blame you if I end up buying a LHM laden Citroen this year.

Which is 100% going to happen by the way.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:24 PM

AFAIK there is still a Citroen GSA estate in orange for sale on the CCC pages.  It used to belong to MNDE of this parish (although not seen here for some time) and has had much cash lavished on it over the years.

 

It needs more cash spending on it, as the vinyl roof has not fared well, and there is now some rust in the roof and the rear arches need tidying, but it's an otherwise brilliant car.

 

Current owner wants £550.  They would probably jump at £500 knowing it's going to a decent home.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:25 PM

That's bloody lovely!  Well bought!


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:33 PM

Truly great little cars whose qualities are hinted at by those huge headlamps which despite all the marketing guff of years to follow, prove there's no substitute for a large reflective surface.

I remember when the BX replaced it, things appeared as if the company had been taken over by the Soviets when it first arrived - all straight lines, flat surfaces, mean little headlamps, less-smooth engines and a jerky ride compared with the GS/a. Which just showed how good the Gs were, given BXs are so capable.

Enjoy that beige beauty for all she's worth, they go better and better the more they're used.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:13 PM

I was lucky enough to see the HMC fleet earlier this afternoon and grabbed a couple of (probably rubbish) videos of the LDVGT V8 firing up and in action.
I'll post them up here when/if I get home tonight.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:18 PM

That dashboard, crumbs!


Yer can't beat a bit o' Autoshite

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