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Armoured Peugeot 205 GTI on sale with a cool history

Armoured Peugeot 205 GTI on sale with a cool history

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blogentry-133713-0-51995700-1524136470_thumb.jpgIt is not often a hot hatch gets converted into a armored vehicle. But if someone rich wants to enjoy driving anonymously, why not?

 

blogentry-133713-0-81933400-1524136477_thumb.jpgAs seen on an ad on Art & Revs, this dealer in Luxemburg claims that the Peugeot 205 GTI you see here was ordered new in 1990 by Bernard Arnault, President of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, which is one of the biggest luxury brand.

 

The president wanted a car to drive around without people noticing on a daily basis and so ordered specialist company Labbe to fit the small French hot hatch with proper Level 2 armoring.

 

blogentry-133713-0-44805400-1524136481_thumb.jpgThe car is said to have been dismantled and fitted with thick sheet metal panels and windows and had its suspension and brakes upgraded to cope with the extra weight. It now weighs around 1,400kg as compared to an original 205 GTI 1.9's feathweight 875kg.

 

blogentry-133713-0-25739000-1524136474_thumb.jpgThe hot hatch also gained new leather seats, air-conditioning and power steering in the transformation.

 

blogentry-133713-0-50614400-1524136484_thumb.jpgLooking as good as new now, the car was used as a daily driver by Mr. Arnault for a few years before it was put into storage. It has done 14,700km since and has been sold to another collector before appearing on sale now.

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