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Peugeot 309 GTI 1.9 Phase 2 - Japanese Market Supplied, Low Mileage.

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Stunning Condition & Zero Rust Since New.

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MODEL HISTORY

Hot hatches were first introduced to the masses by Volkswagen with the Golf GTi 1.6. This had the effect of kick-starting an entirely new enthusiast sector and in response, competing manufacturers eagerly joined the race to produce the most entertaining and capable hot hatches.
Of all the 80's nostalgic cars possibly the most unforgettable icons that ruled the roads then was the  Peugeot’s 205 2.9 GTI, but back in the day, its bigger brother the 309 GTI was considered by all magazine road testers, to be the more capable all-rounder and they made no bones about it.
Better balanced dynamically, more spacious and equally as much fun to drive, the 309 GTI is today by far the rarer sibling. The handling was enhanced by a slightly longer wheelbase, with a larger boot. If you imagine a 309 with a 205 rear end... well, it's a 205 essentially and indeed many parts are interchangeable between them.

In the U.K. there are currently less than 60 309 GTI's that remain road registered, meaning these are very rare cars indeed nowadays; more exclusive than a 205 GTI 1.9!

Needless to say, this 309 GTI Phase II stands head and shoulders high above any example that's lived its life over the years on roads of the U.K.
This example was originally supplied new in Japan, complete with (very rare!) air conditioning, for its occupants to withstand Japan's hot and humid summers. It has never once in its life seen the typically horrific U.K. road conditions. There's no salt, grit, mud or other corrosive elements in Japan, where we purchased this example for our specialist stock.
If you've been looking for the best original phase II 309 GTi - you've just found it!

EQUIPMENT

This super rare Japanese Domestic Market Peugeot 309 GTI is offered in partnership with our UK preparation agents JT Auto Classics in Leicestershire.
This is the most desirable Phase II 3-door coupe with 5-speed manual, having covered an equivalent of just 54,903 miles from new.
Fitted with (never available in Europe as far as we know) factory air conditioning, it also has the sliding glass roof, as well as factory tinted glass. The original steering wheel is leather-trimmed, with original shift knob to match. Electric windows and central locking are also fitted. The interior is remarkably tidy, with no cigarette burns, or dashboard damage.
The only non-original interior items are the head unit (Good quality Japanese unit) and a set of brand new fitted floor mats.

EXTERIOR

The exterior body is in fantastic condition, finished in Peugeot Embassy black (EXY).
Pin straight, it looks superb from any angle, with a deep, reflective show quality shine throughout. Whenever we have driven this car in the U.K (albeit on only a few occasions so far), it has never failed to attract smiles and comments of nostalgia. People just can't believe this is a car of 1990 model year. Most say it looks like its still new! 

INTERIOR

The original interior is in great original condition with no modifications, aside from a quality Japanese head unit and a brand new set of fitted floor mats.
This is a more spacious and comfortable place to cover miles in, when directly compared to a 205 GTI.

Upon first inspection in Japan, we noticed the lack of any tobacco smells in the cabin. A quick look in the ashtray revealed this has been a non-smoker's car from new. As part of our comprehensive preparation the interior has been treated to a professional cleaning treatment throughout. The original seats, both front and rear are in excellent original condition with no saggying or tears to the bolsters, as would usually be found in tired high mileage examples.
The factory fitted sunroof works perfectly with the vacuum operated rubber seal system operating correctly, allowing the sunroof to be slid back and forward with ease.
A new set of door seals have been fitted by ourselves to ensure wind noise is kept to a minimum in the cabin and for it to remain moisture free.
Very rare factory fitted air conditioning is fitted and has recently been serviced. We're delighted to confirm it is fully working and blows ice cold, on demand.