Super rare original Japanese domestic market Peugeot 309GTI 3dr 5 speed manual with just 54,903 miles from new with factory a/c in truly superb condition throughout.Originally supplied new by Austin Rover Japan who sold new Peugeot vehicles under licence to the Japanese market until Peugeot had an official presence in 1991 and with all the right ingredients for a classic hot hatch present we are confident this example will delight its eventual new owner.
Original JDM supplied 309 GTI’s are now almost impossible to find in this condition,we have seen a number of 205 GTI’s from Japan to date but this is the only 3dr 309GTi we’ve seen in the last four years of looking so we’re thrilled to have been able to buy,work on and perfect this example alongside its little brother,the 205GTI with the goal of eventually offering the car for sale in Europe.It’s highly unlikely we’ll find another! As expected for a 309GTI that was originally supplied new to Japan and not a personal import from Europe is rust simply isn't an issue anywhere on this example,the shell is almost as good as the day it rolled off the production line,amazing considering that it's almost 30 years old! Original underside is fantastic with sills,jacking points,brake lines etc still looking almost factory fresh!
This example has received an extensive mechanical servicing program which has been carried out at our UK workshop to ensure it runs perfectly for the new owner to include Petronas 10w40 oil and filter,Bosch spark plugs and airfilter,new ignition leads,distributor cap and rotor arm,coil and ignition module.A new oe Bosch fuel filter and intank fuel pump have also been fitted.Coolant has been drained/flushed and refilled with fresh coolant..A new Dayco cambelt kit has been fitted very recently while the car was still in Japan,good evidence of a caring previous owner!
The engine is smooth and leak free with no smoke present at all indicating the car has’nt led a hard life.The original factory fit catalytic convertor along with the original exhaust is still fitted.Upon first inspection we found the clutch to be slightly weak so we have replaced this with a new oe quality Borg & Beck clutch kit and refilled the gearbox with fresh oil,clutch pedal is now light,smooth and progressive and all gears engage perfectly.
Exterior body is finished in Peugeot Embassy black (EXY) and looks superb with a deep lustre to the paint with a glossy reflective shine.An original complete set of Speedline alloys are fitted which have been refurbished by Perfection UK along with 4 new matching Toyo proxes T1-
Original interior is in great shape with no modifications ,a more spacious and comfortable place to cover miles in compared to the 205GTI.Upon first inspection we noticed the lack of any tabacco smells in the cabin and a quick look in the ashtray revealed it to be a non smoker car. Interior has been treated to a good clean with a new set of GTI mats fitted..Original seats both front and rear are in great original shape with no sagging or tears to the bolsters etc.Factory fit sunroof works perfectly with the vacuum operated rubber seal working correctly allowing the sunroof to be slid back and forward with ease..A new set of door seals have been fitted to ensure wind noise is kept to a minimum in the cabin and moisture is kept out.Rare factory a/c is fitted to this example which is fully working and blows ice cold after a service by an approved a/c engineer.
Driving this car back to back with the 205GTI highlights Peugeots chassis genius at the time with the same DNA flowing through all of it’s performance models,test drive reports a strong,smooth and healthy engine that pulls well and combined with a superb chassis the 309GTI feels a more balanced car when pushing on compared to it’s little brother the 205 GTI,ride quality is very good with a supple ride and a pliancy to the way it does things,modern super stiff hot hatches could learn a thing or to from the classic 80’s hot hatches! performance feels about on par with the 205GTI 1.9.
We’re a big fan of the 309GTI here at JTAutoclassics and find ourselves ever resisting temptation to take this car out for a drive as it always brings a smile to our face,always a sign of a great drivers car.This superb Peugeot 309 1.9 GTi is now in the UK stored safely in our secure workshop and can be viewed by appointment.
Priced at £20,995 OTR to inc 12 months MOT,3 month warranty and full UK registration along with JT’s high level of care and preparation,also available to export anywhere in the world,just ask us for a shipping quote,we’d be happy to help.