The world of rally racing experienced a golden age in the 80s thanks to the loose constraints of Group B regulations. These days, most fans can only relive that bygone era through grainy footage, but what if you were looking for something more substantial? Well, this Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 might be the ticket. You might think buying an old rally car is just for wealthy collectors who want to brag to their rich friends, but you’d be wrong – this particular example can be had for less than the price of a new VW Golf.

Believe it or not, this garage-kept Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 is currently up for sale with an asking price of just 18,000 euros ($20,200). It’s been completely restored over the last 10 years, and it’s only had two previous owners. It also comes with all the original documentation and road registration.

Originally produced in 1985, this small racer is equipped with a 1.8-liter engine mounted in the rear for better weight distribution and improved handling. The exterior is in mint condition, and includes body graphics, rear privacy glass, side air intakes, and an old-school wheel design. The interior doesn’t look half bad either, with a 3-spoke steering wheel, water and oil gauges in the middle of the dashboard, and that all-important roll cage to keep you safe. The front trunk houses a spare wheel.

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Restored Peugeot Rally Car Is A Collector's Dream
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How awesome would it be to say you own an example of one of the most successful competitors from the golden age of rally racing?

If the Peugeot doesn’t do it for you, we came across an alternative – the iconic Renault 5. Like the 205, the Renault is also plucked from Group B, and it’s said to be in excellent condition, both visually and mechanically. But there’s a catch – the asking price stands at a whopping 75,000 euros ($85,500) .

Source: RacingPal

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