My 1987 Peugeot 205 CTI, which is being restored/restomodded, needs a radio. I’m looking for something with USB while not looking entirely out of place in the very 80s dashboard. I haven’t really found anything I like, so I’m looking for some advice.

Hard requirements:

  • USB (is allowed to be hidden/cable from the back to some random place in the interior)
  • A design that doesn’t look too out of place in an 80s dash. It doesn’t have to be retro though.
  • Available in Europe
  • Single DIN fitment
  • No FM receiver or cassette adapter with an old radio.

Nice to have:

  • Lighting that corresponds with the dash (=amber) or at least doesn’t clash too much (white?) and isn’t too bright
  • DAB+ radio
  • Bluetooth
  • Friendly price

Not important:

  • Great audio quality or high Watt output, as it’s going to be installed in a 1980s subcompact convertible with just 2 (upgraded) speakers in the doors; I won’t be able to tell the difference.
  • CD capability. I haven’t used a CD in over a decade.
  • Speed of delivery. The car is far from ready. I have no issue with a multi week delivery time from an oversees order.

This 1984-1987 interior is identical too mine, except for the fixed roof and the GTI in stead of CTI decal on the steering wheel:

edit: the car is currently without radio, so I’ve got no old radio to upgrade.

Additional question: Turbo pressure gauche: Yes or no? The car will get a low pressure turbo engine it didn’t originally come with, however the interior and exterior will be as stock as possible. Now I could add a turbo pressure gauche, but if I were to do so where would I put it? A-pillar is a hard no. Ash tray? Or should I just not install one at all?


Second edit. I’m up to deciding between two options. Either I go old school with a period correct(ish) radio with Aux In or I get a new one. Which would you pick, and why?



New (Continental):