This car is offered to fund cause that we support, namely CCR Disabled Racing Academy with GMS. 100% of the proceeds of the sale will go to the Academy.
CCR Disabled Racing Academy with GMS was co-founded by Chris Carter, a lifelong motorsport fan who in 2017 decided that despite living with Cerebral Palsy, he would start to participate in motorsport. Since then, Chris has worked hard to obtain his race licence and will compete in the Castle Combe Hot Hatch Series this year. It is this personal campaign that is the springboard for the Academy to inspire others.
The Academy aims to support disabled people in becoming involved in and experiencing Motorsport whilst changing the perceptions of disability within Motorsport in terms of capability and limitations. Chris says:
“Motorsport is the only sport I know that doesn’t encourage or work with disabled people to create opportunities for those with the ability and/or potential. Not only should this change, but the perceptions behind the decisions need to change too.”
Working with Motorsport UK and adaption & equipment suppliers, the CCR Academy will try to create opportunities across the spectrum of Motorsport, from racing, track days and also passenger rides for those who are unable to drive. They will also participate in outreach at schools, respite homes and community organisations so that disabled people can connect with Motorsport.
Chris approached us earlier this year to help him sell one of his cars which after hearing his story and ambition, we of course were happy to do so.
The car is a real 1990’s curio, with only single figures remaining. The 306 was a very popular car in the 1990’s and rightly so, with peppy engines and fluid handling across the range but the Sedan version offered here was far more popular on the continent than in the UK. However, the addition of a boot certainly didn’t make any difference to the way the 306 drove and it still is quite a surprise as to how well resolved the ride and handling is – Peugeot really did make some great cars in the 80s/90s!
This model is the petrol 1.8 SR, so comes well equipped with PAS, electric front windows, remote central locking, alloy wheels and a sunroof. The interior barely looks like it’s been used, unsurprising as it has such a low mileage of 60,000. All the electrics work as does the standard Blaupunkt stereo.
The car starts with no issue (after punching in the 4 digit code into the immobiliser, how retro!) and drives really nicely – I’ve driven it about 150 miles and was surprised what a comfortable steer it is. Cosmetically there are areas which could be attended to if that were your desire but the car is solid and doesn’t have any structural issues, as is generally the case with 90’s Peugeots. The car comes with the original books and also some sales literature for the Sedan which is a nice touch.
With so few remaining, it is a difficult car to value but we have agreed with Chris a sensible price as stated. This would make a great budget, retro daily with scope to improve should someone desire. In addition, the new owner will have the satisfaction of knowing their money has gone to support a very worthy cause.