PEUGEOT 205 GTI 1.9 - Armoured - 14700 km - LHD (1990), 9,000miles,
This amazing Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9l was ordered new in 1990 by Bernard Arnault, the LVMH President and world leader of luxury market. He wanted a car he could drive anonymously everyday without chauffeur and instructed the specialized company Labbé to custom build for him an armoured car.
The 205 was completely dismantled to comply with a level 2 armoring. The car’s structure received thick sheet metal panels and windows, the suspension and brakes were also reinforced. The interior was finished in full leather and it received both air-conditioning and power steering. These combined options being not available from Peugeot on a same car. It should be noted that the quality of building is absolutely amazing and very few would notice this is a modified vehicle.
Mr Arnault used his lovely 205 GTI as a daily driver for some years before it was put into storage in his collection, he only sold it in 2009 to a collector. It was recently serviced and works perfectly, the driving is excellent despite its weight, nearing 1400kg. The original milage is 14700km and the car’s condition could only be described as being immaculate.
It is still registered at Mr Arnault’s name and this is a unique opportunity to acquire one of the most amazing versions, of the mythical Peugeot 205 GTI.