HistoryPut up for auction at the Artcurial sale at Le Mans in July 2012 but failed to sell.
The Peugeot 405 was launched in 1987. It would take some years for the finalization of the FIA "Super Touring" category and it takes a while for the manufacturers to invest into developing car for this category. It was into the Italian Superturismo championship that the French carmaker decided to get into through its Italian subsidiary in 1993, and this was one of the cars. The engine of this 405 is a 2-liter 16-valver put together by OBIS and the engine develops a whopping 300bhp. The preparation of the body was entrusted to the famous Italtechnica outfit which prepares racing machines of the highest level, so much so that by season's end, Fabrizio Giovanardi, with this car, ranked second in the championship. Back in France for the subsequent season, it was another 405, in the hands of Laurent Aiello, that went on to win the Championship of France in 1994. The car then passed into the hands of drivers Masson and Giradot, who drove the car to the third place in the Coupe de France de Supertourisme. This 405 then kept being campaigned in subsequent seasons of the French Championship, till 1998 when it is campaigned by William David and David Hallyday. The car had a second life in the French Championship Touring Car B group with Arnaud Gomez at the wheel, with a win in 2001. Acquired by its current owner in 2002, this 405 Super Touring is now painted yellow, and is on offer in excellent condition, works perfectly well.