Founded by British National Rally Champion Terry Pankhurst in 1986, Dimma UK became the exclusive importer for the 205 body kit from Dimma SA Belgium. When Peugeot Sport called upon Dimma for assistance with various rally car projects, technology sharing with UK and Belgium was extended. Over the years many new models were introduced in partnership and also separately, but the 205 conversion kit is arguably the most famous.
This particular example, estimated at between £10,000 and £12,000, has just one former owner from new and has covered an unwarranted 66,000 miles. The car looks striking in its eye-dazzling Metallic Purple paintwork and features a unique fibre glass body kit with deep side skirts, front spoiler, large rear wing and stainless steel exhaust. A genuine Dimma conversion, the car is one of just over 250 built and features a special plaque, confirming its status, with a unique reference number.
Commenting on the amazing car, general manager of Classic Car Auctions, Guy Lees-Milne said, “There is a resurgence of interest in 80s hot hatches, with the 205 GTI leading the way. This example is certainly eye-catching but there is no denying its appeal with a strong market for proper Dimma cars.”
Good, genuine Dimma 205 GTIs are now becoming very rare and therefore demand and interest is increasing.
Guy added, “Just to illustrate this, Dimma UK have just restarted production of a new build “Dimma 205 Signature Series using late 80s and early 90s Peugeot 205 GTIs at prices starting from £20,000. With this in mind, this car is certainly great value and we therefore expect a huge amount of interest.”
For more information on the car and CCA’s June Sale please visit www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/peugeot-205-1-9gti.