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A Grand Monday: Peugeot 406 3.0 SE

Published 26 November 2018

The Peugeot 406 Coupe is one of the most striking looking cars of the 1990s, if not of all-time. It may have been based on the humble underpinnings of the 406 saloon, a tidy enough handler if hardly a sports car, but the exquisite Pininfarina-penned looks were truly sensational, and enough to make people talk about Peugeot in a completely different light

Here was a car that was thirsty, impractical and quite cramped, but was so fine to look at that you instantly forgave it for its shortcomings.

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It’s now 20 years since the 406 Coupe first appeared, and while the vast majority of them have fallen by the wayside, there are still a few good ones around, with classic interest in them starting to pick up. 

This example, then, looks well worth preserving. A range-topping 3.0 V6 SE model from the first year of production, it’s in one of the best colours and features black leather trim. It has a few scuffs and scrapes, but looks tidy, with sensible miles and a long MoT. 

We’d say it’s worth every penny of the £795 asking price.

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Comments

Lee Derbyshire    on 2 December 2018

Used to be a red one near me with big spoke alloys on, Ferrari at first glance

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