Peugeot 306: Tennis sponsors?


On offer at South West Vehicle Auctions’ July 27 sale, this rare Peugeot 306 Cabrio could represent a smart buy for the future. It’s one of just 500 Roland-Garros special editions sold worldwide, with only 17 of them currently registered on UK roads. 

These vehicles were produced to celebrate Peugeot’s sponsorship of the French Grand Slam tennis tournament – Roland-Garros is the Gallic equivalent of Wimbledon – and all come in the official tournament colours: green with white leather and checked cloth seats.

Even better, this one has had the same lady owner from new, has always been garaged, and has racked up a mere 41,385 miles. Estimate is £4000-£4750, and if that sounds steep you need to know how collectable these special editions are. 

A 205 Roland-Garros convertible made £3750 at an SWVA sale last October. There are three times as many of those about, and that particular car, though nice, was nowhere near this one’s standard and had 103,000 miles on the clock.

If you can bag it anywhere near the low end of the estimate, call it a cross-court backhand winner.