One of the most successful models in Peugeot’s history is, without any doubt, the Peugeot 205. The popularity of this model will of course have got a boost from the triumphs that the brand scored in the rally sport in the mid 1980s with the 205 T16 (Turbo 16V). Although the T16 did not share many features with the mass model in terms of the mechanicals, the rally monster was essential to the name recognition and the image of the 205. In order to qualify for the most spectacular and much-feared Group B rally class, 200 street homologation versions of the rally car needed to be built. The 205 T16 was not a low budget car. Its price was comparable with that of a Ferrari or a Porsche. However, Peugeot easily succeeded to market the required number of 200 examples. The then buyers have been lucky, because the rarity and the image of the car have steadily increased its price and the end to this development does seem to be not yet in sight. Good examples have found a home with collectors and investors, and the T16 is hardly ever offered for sale anymore. The car we have on offer is No 123 and was delivered in July 1985 by the Peugeot-Talbot dealer in Cologne, Germany. In 1987, the car found a new home in Switzerland, only to pass into the hands of a collector back in Germany in 1990, with a mileage of about 10,000 km. This owner kept the car for 26 years but the car was practically never used. In 2016, the T16 changed owner one final time, when it was bought by an enthusiast in Belgium. As the car had not been used for a long time, the Peugeot dealer Garage Nova in Belgium carried out a comprehensive revision of the T16’s mechanicals as well as a major maintenance. The total cost of this operation amounts to approximately 15,000 euros; the corresponding invoices are available for inspection. With only 11,500 km on the clock, this car is a unique example. A lovely detail is that the first tyres, from the assembly of the car, are still on the car.