Quite Possibly The Best Peugeot 309 Available? 1989 Peugeot 309 1.3 GLX 5sp Manual (Phase 1) Gleaming Cherry Red - Immaculate Charcoal Pin Stripe Interior 1 Owner 27 Years - 47,800 Miles - The Most Comprehensive Service History I've Ever Seen! In Absolutely Amazing & Original Condition. THE CAR Date of Registration: 4th August 1989 VRM: G496 SRO MOT Expiry: April 2020 (No Advisories) Mileage: 47,867 Miles Complete with All Original Service Book Pack & Manuals in Peugeot Binder Service History: The most detailed and comprehensive service history I have ever seen comprising of a fully stamped service book + massive files of supporting paperwork including original bill of sale. Keys: All Original Keys plus Two Remote Fobs (all working, one almost unused) Also Included: Original Tools, Jack etc Previous Keepers on V5: 2 (First Owner 27 Years) Annual Road Tax: £160 pa HPI Status: 100% Clear (report included) FEATURES Sliding Glass Sunroof (fully operational & leak free) Remote Central Locking Gemmel Alarm/Immobilisor 50/50 Split Folding Rear Seats Front Mudflaps Internally Adjustable Exterior Mirrors Rear Wash/Wipe Original Phillips Tape/Tuner Original Supplying Dealer Number Plates SUMMARY Regular visitors to my site may recognise this car, as I advertised it towards the end of the summer. In truth I probably advertised it a bit late in the season, and if I’m honest I really didn’t want to sell it much anyway. Rather than continue to advertise it over the dark winter months, and risk it having to be taken out on wet, dirty and worst of all salty roads, I withdrew it from sale, and have dry stored it in my unit over the winter, as taking such a well preserved piece of automotive history out on wet, salty roads would have been nothing short of sacrilege. Now usually with classic car adverts, seller's photos invariably tend to flatter the condition of the vehicle they’re selling; then when you view it in the flesh, it often doesn’t live up to those initial expectations. With this car however, it’s the other way around; I’ve been in the classic car business for over 15 years now, and try as I might, I still can't get my photos to give a true representation of the beautiful condition of this unique car. This is a very special car indeed, however some would think its maybe somewhat out of place at a Mercedes Specialist, so let me explain how it came to be with me and my motivation for buying this car in the first place. As previously mentioned, this car was owned by the same gentleman for almost 27 years, however on his passing, the car was sold to his gardener, as he'd previously expressed an interest in it. Now in my experience, it's usually at this point, that a super cosseted car like this, can often fall into the wrong hands, and as a result deteriorate. However as a stroke luck, an enthusiast friend of mine, who I've bought several cars from over the years, spotted it while visiting a friend, and was blown away by it's condition, which subsequently resulted him in buying it. I've always said he has a strange knack of spotting exceptional cars, and this one was probably one of the best examples he's ever turned up. On discovering what he'd bought it, and having very fond memories of two 309’s I owned back in the mid 1990’s, I have to admit I somewhat pestered him to sell it to me, and even at one point asked if he didn't want to sell it just now, would he leave me it in his will!. Thankfully I didn't have to wait until his demise, and I bought the car in March this year, after he'd taken an "unhealthy" shine to a Lancia, and needed the garage space to house it. I've absolutely loved having this car about me; taking it for the odd nostalgic run out on nice days, it’s one of those cars that just make you inexplicably smile as you drive. My only regret is that as much as I would have loved to, due to time constraints, I haven't had chance to take the car to any shows, however I'm confident if I had, this car is a sure fire prize winner. Now before you read on, as previously mentioned, forget any preconceptions you might have to how you think this car might be comparing it to others on the market, because this isn't just any old Peugeot, and I firmly believe this is probably one, and quite possibly "the" best Peugeot 309's currently in existence. It's as impressive underneath as it is on top, even the rear suspension beam has the original factory label on it. Moreover what's more incredible is that this IS NOT a restored vehicle, but an incredibly well preserved original example (it even has its original Hot Starting instructions label on the inside of the windscreen). It also comes with the most detailed and comprehensive provenance I have ever seen in all the years I've been involved with classic cars. Bought new from Bower's, Harpenden on 5th August 1989 (a time when Peugeot made good, strong reliable cars) for the sum of £7695, it stayed in the custody of the very same owner, until his death in early 2017. He'd bought this car as a retirement present to himself, and contained in the extensive file is a copy of a letter he'd written to Peugeot UK in 1999, telling them, after a decade of ownership, how delighted he was with the car, and also that he intended keeping this car for the rest of his life…. which he clearly did. What's more impressive is during his entire ownership, he'd kept a highly detailed record of everything (and I mean absolutely everything) that he ever spent on this car. As you can imagine, for any self respecting petrol head, this makes for absolutely fascinating reading, and gives a real insight into the incredible level of care this car has enjoyed. For me, the most interesting part of the costs analysis, is that he'd religiously carried out is a running total of every drop of fuel he'd ever used, and the corresponding mileages. This particular analysis concludes that throughout his 27 year tenure, the car averaged a very respectable 33.93 mpg. Moreover as well as this incredible log, every single bill, invoice and MOT certificate is contained in an extremely large A4 file which houses 300+ documents. Naturally the glove box service book pack is all present and correct, with impressive number stamps in service booklet. Finally all original keys and remotes are present too; it really doesn't get much more complete. Mechanically, it's perfect too; this is a Peugeot built before the days of silly electronics and is just good old fashioned, robust "belt and braces" engineering, that has been incredibly well looked after. Any one who knows these cars will tell you the PSA, Simca derived G1A OHV engine is prone to developing "tappy" tappets as the mileage increases if neglected; not this one, its quiet as a mouse which is obviously a direct result of the religious maintenance and very regular oil changes this car has enjoyed throughout its life. Everything the car has works exactly as it should, including the ingenious vacuum operated sunroof, which is also leak free. Even the Gemmel Alarm works as it should too, and operates the central locking…very cutting edge in 1989! So there you have it, a very rare, incredibly well preserved original example of a once ubiquitous car. Do I wish it was a 309GTI?, well the answer in monetary terms is obviously yes, as a 309 GTI in this condition, with this level of provenance and at this mileage would be worth £10-15K, possibly more, but on further reflection, probably not, as the fact that it's a more humble GLX model makes it somewhat rarer, and a real piece of automotive history that undoubtedly deserves to be preserved.THE MTSV DIFFERENCE Unlike some, I don’t just simply go out, buy any old car, give it a good clean, then advertise it for more than the purchase price, disregarding any issues the car may have in the hope the new buyer won’t notice…I just couldn’t do that. The cars I source are carefully selected and I work very hard so that when my cars leave me, I have the satisfaction of knowing they are as good as they possibly can be within the constraints I have. As such I have many repeat customers and new customers that have been recommended via word of mouth…the ultimate accolade for anyone in business.Finally, I'm situated in Keighley, West Yorkshire (Postal Code Area BD21) which is approximately 11 miles from Skipton, and 20 miles West of Leeds.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Peugeot|
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|Private / Trade||Private|
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|Advert placed on||April 3, 2019 2:56 pm|