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Peugeot 309GTI 1.9 3dr 5 speed manual with 88,357 kilometres (54,903 miles) from new.Finished in Embassy black (EXY) with factory fitted air conditioning.Super rare Austin Rover Japan supplied example which sold new Peugeot vehicles to the Japanese domestic market under license until Peugeot had an official presense there in late 1991.


As expected for a 309GTI that was officially supplied new to Japan is rust simply isn't an issue on this example,the shell being almost as good as the day it rolled off the production line. Original underside is exceptional with sills,jacking points,brake lines etc still looking almost factory fresh.


This example has received a light cosmetic and mechanical restoration program which has been carried out at our UK workshop to ensure not only it looks fantastic but runs and performs perfectly for the new owner,items 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-R tyres.Chassis wise the car has required very little,just a new set front trackrod ends have been fitted and chassis alignment has been carried out on a Hunter alignment machine to ensure the car tracks arrow straight.


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 performs 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..


We’re a big fan of the 309GTI here at JTAutoclassics and find ourselves resisting temptation to take this car out for a drive as it always brings a smile to our face.These original Rover supplied cars are now super rare and coveted by Peugeot enthusiasts in Japan so it's highly unlikely we'll be in the fortunate position of being able to export another example to European shores.


This superb Peugeot 309 1.9 GTi is now fully registered in the UK and can be viewed by appointment at our workshop in Warwickshire.Delivery to anywhere in mainland Europe by fully insured trailer is also available,please ask for a quotation.


Priced at £13,495 OTR to inc 12 months MOT,3 month warranty,major service along with JT’s high level of care and preparation


    1990 Peugeot 309 GTI LHD,54,903 miles                                                                                                                Price £13,495 OTR