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  Peugeot 205 T16 Group B
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1984 - 1986
Numbers built:40 (Including Evo 2)
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 09, 2016
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Chassis: VF3741R76E5200012
One of the works cars prepared ahead of the 1985 season, this car was allocated to Ari Vatanen for the season opening Rallye Monte Carlo. Referred to as 'C11' for short, this car was one of three works entered for the coveted event. Vatanen won the opening stage and continued to dominate until he received a penalty. The Fin had 16 stages to make up a 4:41 deficit. He did so with great flair by winning 14, and in the process opened up a 5:17 lead. Of the 33 stages, Vatanen had won a startling 21. The Fin was back in C11 for the next round of the World Championship, the Swedish Rally. He won again, and extended his run to five consecutive victories in World Championship rallies he had entered. Vatanen then used the car in the Portugal Rally but this time was prompted to retire. It then served as a recce car for the Tour de Corse, Acropolis Rally and Rallye San Remo before it was retired from service.

At the end of the 1985 season, it was sold directly by Jean Todt to noted French collector Nicholas Seydoux. He occasionally demonstrated the car but never rallied it. He retained the car for over 15 years and eventually sold it to the next owner in 2001. He also limited C11's outings to demonstrations like at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It was also invited to be displayed at the 2002 Paris Motor Show by Peugeot and it was also shown in the Monte Carlo Museum. In more recent years, it has been serviced and brought back to full running order by a specialist in France. The Monte Carlo and Swedish rally winning Peugeot is, however, still in the same cosmetic condition as when it was sold by Peugeot back in 1985. In 2016, it was consigned to the RM Sotheby's Monaco sale.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1985
Serial number C11
First owner Peugeot Talbot Sport
Major wins
1985 Rallye Automobile de Monte Carlo (Ari Vatanen)
1985 International Swedish Rally (Ari Vatanen)
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