Peugeot 306 1.6LX Sedan
This car has unfortunately been off the road for a couple of years now
owing to other projects (namely my Saab 900i) and then a home move getting
in the way.
She is now looking for a new home.
It's a good solid shell, and would make a really nice basis for a
restoration project of what is surely to be recognised as a modern classic
in a couple of years. The 306 Sedan was never a massive hit in the
UK, so is far less often seen than the hatchback. I reckon it's
actually the better looking car of the two, and this one certainly seemed
to handle better than the hatchback I had previously (though admittedly
that was an older far higher mileage car, so not really a fair
comparison). I think the silver really suits the 306 Sedan, and that
this is a really nice looking car. I'm not generally a fan of
aftermarket alloys, but the ones on here actually do work well with the
car I reckon.
When the car came off the road, this was the to do list.
 Broken nearside front coil spring.
 Partly seized rear axle swing arm bearing (offside) - no surprise
really on a 306 of this vintage.
 Clutch just getting to the end of its useful life, and will slip
slightly if you really snatch a gearchange.
 Slow leak from top of the radiator (perished O-Ring in the bleed
valve). Actually only leaks when cold strangely and once the system
is up to pressure stops.
 Handbrake needs adjusting.
 Rear silencer is knackered (and I think is actually in the bin).
 Timing cover has rusted through on the front edge so weeps oil. I
think I found a good spare which should be in the boot, just hadn't got as
far as fitting it.
 Valve clearances need adjusting as it clatters like a HCS engined
 Little oil smoke on start up - assumed to be from the valve stem oil
seals as both wet and dry compression test was right on the money in all
 Ding in the bootlid as visible in the photos.
 Nick in the rear bumper from when the rear silencer parted company with
the car at some point in the past prior to my owning it.
In addition to this, the car has been off the road for a couple of years
now...so I'd expect most of the braking system to need an overhaul (the
discs have hardly any miles on, so might well clean up), and I know the
battery has had it. The radio aerial has managed to part company
with its fastening somehow, I have no idea how - I just found it sitting
next to the car one day.
The way I'm looking at it, the wheels are worth £250 or so. So
that's what I'm asking for the car - the proviso being that the buyer is
an enthusiast who will give it the best chance to get back on the road
again. It's far too clean a car, and in a pretty unusual spec not to
see on the road again.
I don't have any current photos (the car's currently in Aberdeenshire, and
I'm in Milton Keynes...which is part of my headache!), but I hope to be
back up there later in the summer.. At that point I'll get some current
photos and probably a video walkround which I'll upload to Youtube as soon
as I can.
If you're interested, either drop me an email or contact me over on the French
Car Forums (username is unsurprisingly, Zelandeth).
For now though, have some photos from back when I was using this car as my
The following are from a little local photoshoot I took at sunset one day
just after I got the car - note it still had the original wheels on at
this point (I do have those and the factory wheel covers as well, which
will be provided with the car).
Can someone give this car a chance to go out and about and have more
photoshoots like this again?