Today – 30 years ago on the 15th February 1983 – the 205 was born. Although the 201, 202, 203 and 204 came before it, it would be the 205 that really put Peugeot on the world map. The model was vital for the firm’s survival and some 5.3 million models went on to be made before production ended in 1999. More importantly, it gives us an excuse to upload a photo of the Eighties great – the 205GTI.
So in case you forgot – after frantically trawling petrol stations late last night for some moth-eaten flowers and a bag of charcoal briquettes for ‘her indoors’ – let’s all wish le ‘sacre numero’ a big bon anniversaire. Hopefully, Peugeot will soon build something equally fantastic.