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1995 Peugeot 306 Cabriolet Roland Garros – Reserve Removed

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£3,180

  • Mileage~72,766
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine2.0L
  • LocationCowes

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1995 Peugeot 306 Cabriolet Roland Garros – Reserve Removed

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Introduction

Darren Rungasamy
Automotive Editor, Photographer and Consigner

The Pininfarina-styled body still looks sophisticated and radiates a Riviera vibe.

The Peugeot 306 was the company's entry into the hotly contested mid-size family car sector. Following the positive reputation of its predecessors, rival firms were right to be fearful of Peugeot's 1993 release. It not only raised the standards for handling and ride but its sturdy construction, a wide range of engine, equipment and body options, offered a car for almost everyone. Sharply styled, the 306 in all guises was noted as an elegant design and in its Cabriolet form, came an additional element of chic and exclusivity.

The Pininfarina-styled cabriolet first saw the light of day in 1994 and was considered one of the best-looking 4-seater drop-tops of the era. Powered by the preferred 123BHP XU10 2.0-litre engine, as fitted to the XSi version, they were known for their refinement and durability. Not one to shy away from limited edition models, Peugeot released the 1995 only Roland Garros convertible after the French aviator and Tennis tournament. Distinguishable by its partial white leather seat trim and special edition badging it was fitted with a full range of options, including full electric windows, power hood, ABS, Speedline wheels and front fog lights.

This well-maintained automatic version has been in the hands of several long-term owners and lived its whole life on the Isle of Wight. It comes with a detailed provenance, with 18 service stamps, regular maintenance and retains all of its previous MOT certificates. Finished in a metallic green, it has also seen a recent service including a timing belt and water pump. The car has an MOT valid until October 2024 and comes with two keys.

This listing was written from information supplied by Darren after meeting Roger the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

A fantastic car to drive, even more so in the summer with the top down.

Roger bought the car in 2015, to take advantage of the Isle of Wights picturesque views. Initially using it as a regular driver, health issues means the car has not seen much use in the past ~3 years.

He has kept on top of all the maintenance issues, trusting several local garages to ensure the car works and drives as it should. He told us he loved driving the car, it's quick, economical and practical enough for his needs too. Roger will be happy to answer any questions about the car in the comments section below.

Roger
Vehicle Owner

Roger saved £0,540* when they
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Exterior

Dashing and svelte in its metallic green paint, this limited edition cabriolet came with some subtle touches.

Wheels and Tyres

Being a Roland Garros car, it came from factory with original Speedline alloys. They show age-related surface wear and could be refreshed by a refurb.

The tyres are mixed brands, three are under ten years old and all look to have legal tread as pictured.

Bodywork

The exterior presents well, with some minor surface rust on the front lower arch lips and boot well but otherwise free of corrosion. There are a handful of minor but treatable dents on the off-side panels. The panels are a flush fit, with a slight alignment issue with the off-side front wing/valance. All doors have consistent shut lines. and open and close without issues.

The engine bay is solid, with no notable damage to the chassis rails or strut tops. The floorpan and boot floor are also in a positive state, with some minor signs of age on the sills - the overall structure of the car is decent.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our high-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view of what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.

Paint

The paint has an even hue and a decent gloss with some signs of swirling but no colour mismatch or flatness. There are a handful of small road chips on the bonnet and light scuffs/marks noted across the car. The most notable can be seen on the offside front wing and a rash on the top of the rear bumper. The rear offside wing has lacquer wear.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these high-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The glass is in decent shape with no cracks or chips spotted. The headlamps and rear lenses are good, just the offside front indicator shows some signs of age.

The trim is all present, with the windscreen plastic strip showing a little damage and some of the plastic side trim appearing to have faded somewhat. The bumpers are well mounted but show mild signs of age, with faded trim, minor scuffs and lacquer damage noted on the rear item.

Interior

A well presented and original cabin, white leather and fabric seats denote the Roland Garros special edition.

Seats and Carpets

The sculptured part leather/fabric seats are in general in presentable condition and free of rips, there is damage though to the driver's side bolster, as well as mild leather wear as pictured.

The carpets and mats are in good shape with mild age-related wear by the door wells. All are bone dry, with the boot carpet needing a little reattachment but in decent shape.

Dashboard

The dashboard and trim present positively, some of the plastics show light marks on lower sections. The centre console has a veneer finish, which along with the dials and switches are in good order. All are said to function as they should. The binnacle is fully legible.

The door cards and headlining are tidy with no distracting marks.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheel and gear lever both look in decent condition and are in line with a car of this age and mileage.

Mechanics

Mechanically good, thanks to the regular maintenance, the engine is one of the sweetest 2.0-litre blocks of the 90s.

Engine and Gearbox

The 2.0-litre engine started up with no fuss, with all of the dashboard warning lights going off once the engine was running. Initially, the engine ran a little unevenly but soon settled down and ran with a consistent idle and no unwanted noises or undulations. There was no exhaust smoke after the initial condensation had cleared and we didn’t observe any fluid leaks.

The engine presentation is reflected but the car's age and recent lack of use, but the important elements such as the ancillaries and hoses are in good condition and we didn't see signs of oil seepage. The automatic gearbox functioned without any issues during our short test drive, it selected gears cleanly with no reports of any malfunctions.

Suspension and Brakes

The suspension and brake components show a sheen of age but appear to be solid. The car rides well at lower speeds, with no unwanted noises. The ride was stable with no pulling to the sides.

The car brakes without drama, slowing the car down without any vibrations on the steering wheel.

The Drive

The 306 was one of a golden generation of FWD Peugeots that shared the legendary 205’s traits for handling balance and agility, and this 306 still maintains those attributes. The engine pulled well, with no hesitancy when accelerating and no signs of judders or high idling when the car was at rest. There's a little cabin creak, but we didn't hear any clunky mechanical noises on the day.

The car hadn’t been used for a while, so the engine will need a bit of a run to warm up properly, but its keen maintenance record should add confidence. There were no signs of oil pressure or engine temperature issues and no recent reports of sensor malfunctions.

Electrics and Other

The electrically operated roof is in good condition and shows evidence of dry storage. It lowers and raises without any issues and provides a snug fit. The rear electric windows operation is slow and needs encouragement to raise and lower. The rear screen has scuffs but is free of cracks.

An aftermarket USB/MP3/CD player has been installed and the digit code immobiliser is functional.

History and Paperwork

Coming to market from ~9 year ownership, the car retains a great amount of invoices, many of which highlight its excellent servicing and maintenance record.

Registered new from the Peugeot dealer on the Isle of Wight in August 1995, the car has lived on the island ever since. This also means that much of the work has been carried out by local garages and there is an impressive amount of invoices dating back to 2002.

The most recent work to the car includes a new drop link, battery, brake hoses and cables, temperature control valve and a new clutch. The Peugeot has 18 service stamps in its book, the most recent service was followed with a new timing belt and water pump around 1,000 miles ago. Historical invoices show that the car saw a new roof in 2010, followed by a new lambda sensor, stepper motor, window regulator, exhaust, cat and radiator.

The car also comes with a full set of owner manuals and booklets, two keys and what appears to be every MOT certificate since 1999. The Peugeot comes with a current MOT until October 2024.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned an HPI check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment of the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bids, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Roger will be happy to answer any questions about the car in the comments section below.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
11-10-2023 MOT 72,758
14-11-2022 MOT 72,579
08-10-2021 MOT 72,121
28-04-2021 Timing belt + Water Pump + Battery 71,744
09-10-2020 Full Service
08-10-2020 MOT 71,663
11-10-2019 MOT 71,103
10-10-2018 MOT 70,171
19-06-2018 Clutch kit + Brake work
18-04-2018 Full Service 69,147
18-10-2017 MOT 69,129
28-09-2016 MOT 68,570
04-07-2016 New Gearstick 68,094
15-04-2016 Cambelt Kit
30-09-2015 Full Service 67,673
30-09-2015 MOT 67,673
17-10-2014 Intrim Service + New Radiator 66,110
14-10-2014 MOT 66,109
13-02-2014 Front discs + Front/Rear pads 63,503
11-11-2013 Exhaust + Catalytic Convertor
08-10-2013 Oil Service 62,054
08-10-2013 MOT 62,052
08-10-2012 Service 58,541
05-10-2012 MOT 58,536
28-09-2011 Major Service 53,883
28-09-2011 MOT 53,881
27-09-2010 Oil Service 50,662
27-09-2010 MOT 50,662
26-03-2010 New Roof
13-10-2009 Oil Service 49,289
14-10-2009 MOT 49,289
15-10-2008 Oil Service and rear disc/pads and Engine sensors 46,818
15-10-2008 MOT 46,804
11-10-2007 Oil Service 43,640
11-10-2007 MOT 43,637
06-12-2006 Water Pump + Timing belt + Tensioner 41,380
10-10-2006 Oil Service and Front Discs & Pads/Shocks 40,922
09-10-2006 MOT 40,917
18-10-2005 Cambelt
12-10-2005 Intrim Service 38,893
12-10-2005 MOT 38,893
20-10-2004 Service 36,716
14-10-2004 MOT 36,716
26-08-2003 Service 32,725
26-08-2003 MOT 32,725
11-07-2002 MOT 28,432
21-07-2001 MOT 23,376
30-06-2000 MOT 18,682
06-07-1999 Service 14,887
06-07-1999 MOT 14,887
13-07-1998 Service 12,753
02-03-1998 Service 11,913
01-08-1997 Service 10,955
17-07-1996 Service
Key Details
  • Model306 Cabriolet Roland Garros
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date01-08-1995
  • CC1,998
  • Mileage~72,766
  • HistoryYes
  • ColourGreen
  • Interior ColourBlack/Cream
  • Interior TrimLeather/Cloth
  • Chassis #VF37DRFX430835854
  • Engine #HJN93000647
  • Last Service09-10-2020
  • RestoredNo
  • Engine RebuildNo
  • MOT10-10-2024
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes - All clear
  • Former Keepers5
  • # of Keys2
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~9 Years
  • Key FeatureLimited Edition Roland Garros
  • Auction ID1944