GSA Cottage March 1984 (15642 Km). Colour : Beige Sloughi.
MODEL : Engine of 1299cc, air-cooled 4 cylinder boxer (‘flat 4’) engine,5 speed gearbox. Limited edition of 1850 examples for one year only, the GSA is an elegant estate car with a luxury finish, based on the Club estate but receiving in addition:
- New alloy wheels from the GSA X3
- Standard equipment radio
- A unique colour ‘Beige Sloughi’
- Orange and chestnut side stripes
- Interior trim in tweed
- Front head rests
- Chestnut boot carpet
- A removable boot cover
List price at the time: 53900 francs
A Mr Labat had just taken retirement and decided to change his previous 9 years old GS estate. The dealership in Grignan beside Montelimar offered him a trade-in of 5000 francs if he bought the new car to the GSA range, the Cottage. Mr Labat only got to appreciate it for 2 years; after his death, his widow kept the car stored in the dry in a double-door garage. She regularly started the car up every 2 years to maintain the technical control. In 2011, she also died, and her cousin who inherited the car was aware of my museum and offered it to me in January 2012.