Peugeot offers restorations from its museum workshop

In addition to working on customers’ cars, others such as the 205 GTi will be restored and offered for sale, starting in 2021

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Peugeot's museum workshop team is restoring this 205 GTi and will offer this and other projects for sale | Peugeot photos

As part of Peugeot’s 210th anniversary celebration (the company was founded in 1810 and produced coffee grinders and bicycles long before motorcars), the workshops of the Musée de lAventure Peugeot in Sochaux, France, will restore and sell authenticated examples of classic models, beginning with the 205 GTi of World Rally fame.

Included in the new enterprise starting early in 2021 will be an offer of complete or partial restorations of Peugeot vehicles for current owners by museum technicians. 

Engine being inspected
Chassis restoration

The program launches with the restoration of a Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9L finished in black. 

“The new program will draw upon the knowledge and talent of the museum’s specialist craftspeople who are essential to restoring each car to like-new condition, with master technicians, former factory workers, body restorers, textile trimmers and sheetmetal workers all having a significant input to each vehicle,” Peugeot said in its announcement.

“Spare parts are essential to any restoration, and Aventure Peugeot has obtained the necessary stock and warehouse operations required to support the new scheme. Traditional subcontractors will be used for any missing parts and advanced 3D-manufacturing techniques will be used for parts that are no longer in production.”

Peugeot said more information will be available in early 2021 on the Adventure Peugeot museum website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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