Sotheby’s To Auction Lemans Winning Peugeot 908 And Legendary 205 T16

054 - WRC 1985. RAC. Salonen/Harjanne. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 EV2. Abandon
054 – WRC 1985. RAC. Salonen/Harjanne. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 EV2. Abandon
  • One of two Peugeot 908 chassis built for the 2008 season and 1984 205 T16 offered for auction
  • Estimates place value of 908 Le Mans Prototype at €1.2-1.6 million (AUD $1.8-2.4 million)
  • Winner of the 2009 Petit Le Mans and the 2010 1000 Kilometers of Algarve
  • Groundbreaking HDi FAP clean-exhaust diesel-powered V-12
    Estimates place value of 205 T16 Group B at €600,000-800,000 (AUD $0.9-1.2 million)
  • 205 T16 Driven by Ari Vatanen at vehicles debut
    Winner of the 1985 Monte Carlo rally

For the second time ever, a Le Mans winning Peugeot 908 will be offered for purchase via Sotheby’s auction with estimates placing the vehicles worth at $1.8-2.4 million dollars (AUD).
Joining the 908 at auction is a 1984 works Peugeot 205 T16, Evolution 1, Group B rally vehicle will also go under the hammer – with estimates of $900,000 to $1,2000,000 (AUD) for the iconic vehicle.


Peugeot 908 Le Mans Prototype

The Peugeot 908 was developed to showcase Peugeot’s clean diesel technology and debuted at the 2006 Paris Motor show, with its racing first win on debut at Monza in 2007.

Chassis #05 is powered by a 5,500cc, DOHC V-12 engine with twin turbochargers the Peugeot 908 developed in excess of 700 brake horsepower.

Drive is transferred to the road via a six-speed sequential manual paddle-shift transmission.

In total, only nine racing chassis were built between 2007 and the cessation of Peugeot Sports 908 Le Mans program in 2010.

Chassis #05 offers serious race car collectors and historic racing participants alike the opportunity to acquire one of the Le Mans-prototype class’s most successful and unique entrants—a marvel of both ferocious competitiveness and brilliant green engineering.

As with any vehicle of its type, technical and support services will be offered by Peugeot Sport to the successful bidder for a period of two years. This service will be provided at Peugeot Sport’s normal rates for technical support.

Peugeot 205 T16 Group B

The Peugeot 205 T16, Group B rally vehicle is legendary in motor racing circles and this vehicle is arguably one of the most desirable.

Identified by is C11 serial number, the Group B 205 T16 was built for the 1985 World Rally Championship and driven by the infamous and talented Ari Vatanen.

Powered by a 345 bhp, 1,775 cc XU8T DOHC 16-valve turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with electronic fuel injection, the four-wheel drive the Peugeot Talbot 205 T16 was a vehicle built to take advantage of World Rallying’s Group B regulations – a period revered in rallying history.

Competing in the opening round of the 1985 World Rally Championship in Monte Carlo, the 205 T16 swept to victory on debut winning 21 of the 33 stages – cementing its position as the dominate force in rallying for the year.

For further information regarding the May 16 auction, visit

http://www.rmsothebys.com/mc16/monaco/lots/2008-peugeot-908-hdi-fap-le-mans-prototype/1079807
http://rmsothebys.com/mc16/monaco/lots/1984-peugeot-205-turbo-16-evolution-1-group-b/1078910

002 - WRC 1984. 1000 Lacs. Vatanen/Harryman. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16. Vainqueur
002 – WRC 1984. 1000 Lacs. Vatanen/Harryman. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16. Vainqueur

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043 - WRC 1985. Argentine. Salonen/Harjanne. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16. Vainqueur
043 – WRC 1985. Argentine. Salonen/Harjanne. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16. Vainqueur
044 - WRC 1985. Argentine. Reutemann/Fauchille. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16. 3me
044 – WRC 1985. Argentine. Reutemann/Fauchille. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16. 3me
039 - WRC 1985. New Zealand. Salonen/Harjanne. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16. Vainqueur
039 – WRC 1985. New Zealand. Salonen/Harjanne. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16. Vainqueur
076 - WRC 1986. Argentine. Blomqvist/Berglund. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 EV2. 3me
076 – WRC 1986. Argentine. Blomqvist/Berglund. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 EV2. 3me
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