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 l’Aventure 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.
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.