Ok so it’s not a supercar, but that isn’t what this is all about. From a rarity factor, it scores pretty well. Limited to just 100 cars in the UK. A total of 500 were to be made for the world.
The original press release stated there will be a choice of three colours for the 208 GTi 30th for the UK, 75 of the 100 cars feature the ‘Coupe Franche’ finish. Translated literally, this means ‘clean-cut’ and refers to the sharp, oblique line created where the two colours meet. The front of the car has a textured black finish while the rear features Rioja red. Coupe Franche finish is an £800 extra. The remaining cars would then be broken down into the Rioja red & Satin white finishes.
Now, this is where the initial press release doesn’t quite add up… the numbers I believe are 25 in Satin White and 15 in Rioja Red, the remaining cars are finished in the Coupe Franche paint option. Why? Well, I have registered 43 White cars, all of them are different, with just a couple that needs confirming. And I have 19 Red cars registered, all being different… which does include one Jersey car. And including two from Ireland.
So possible reasons may be, the buyers wouldn’t spend the extra on the ‘wrap’ finish. Either way, the original numbers issued by Peugeot seem to be out by my calculations. Now the other option is there are more than 100 ‘UK cars’
There are 26 cars in Australia in RHD.
I’m also trying to gather the ‘Edition Number‘ so they can be connected to the plates & VIN’s I have. I will update this page soon, with more findings.
Let me know what you think… Please get in touch if you own one and add the edition number – Much appreciated.