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Group B Cars from a Distinguished Private Collection
In the early 1980s, FIA world championship homologation versions of Group B rally cars were among the most exciting road cars in the world. Peugeot was a relatively late arrival to Group B in mid-1984, yet its potent 205 T16 managed to win 16 races in the World Rally Championships as well as two constructors’ titles and two drivers’ championships, making it the most successful of all the Group B cars.
This incredible 205 T16 was first sold in 1984 to an Italian Peugeot dealer and later became part of his race car collection. The collection was dismantled in late 2011, and the Peugeot was purchased by the current owner with just 6,800 km (about 4,200 miles) on the odometer.
The T16 had been painted white, so upon receiving the car, the consignor treated it to a bare-metal respray, returning it to its original gray metallic livery. No additional work was done at the time, the consignor notes, because the Peugeot’s mechanicals and cosmetics remained in superb condition. Many of the approximately 200 examples of the 205 T16 have lived hard lives, but this example is an exceptionally well-preserved car with less than 12,000 km (about 7,500 miles) from new. It is correct down to its original period radio and other interior details. Having had only two caring owners from new, this is an extraordinary example of Group B’s most successful model.