The Clio Williams was the first hot hatch to put the legendary Peugeot 205 GTI in the shade
A proper, angry little hot hatch that defines the genre perfectly.
Built to homologate entry into the French Rally Championship and named after the Williams F1 team it arrived in 1993, you could have it in blue with gold wheels or in blue with gold wheels.
The car before you is car number 242 first registered on 01/01/1994.
The 2.0-litre four-pot sounds as angry and snarly as you could want, the model specific engine makes 150bhp, enough for 0-60mph to take 7.8secs. With style, and plucky determination the W1 is tight, fast, neat, precise and above all else great fun!
This is everything a hot hatch should be: fast enough to get you into real trouble if you choose, but also demanding a bit of work to get it there. It’s special, made in limited numbers and valued hugely by collectors today, so there’s a sense of occasion to using it
You’d be guaranteed a knowing nod and thumbs up from passing enthusiasts.
The W1 is getting extremely rare now with just 36 cars registered on the UK roads in 2020.
Having been SORN since 2010, No 242 has just received a comprehensive recommission to ensure it is as good as the day it left the factory.
The interior is immaculate, totally original and correct including the correct Phillips DC521 radio cassette head unit and the all-important suit carrier under the parcel shelf.
Coming with unmarked Sport Blue paintwork, Williams livery and polished lip gold Speedline alloys shod with 185/55 V15 Tyres, #242 is once again ready for the road.
Supplied with a complete service record with hard copy invoices, all original keys, full book-pack including the rare Williams booklet, original sales receipt and all old MOT’s.