This is my 1.6 GLX 5d (AC)Peugeot 206 when I bought it back in 2008. Now 19 years old and looking just as good as it did back (I've even repaired the wing mirror) then, I need to sell it on.
The new job requires an awful lot of mileage and for accounting reasons, it's cheaper to stick me in a pool car than pay mileage. This means a somewhat newer Peugeot in front of the house and a 206 that didn't do many miles anyway, doing a lot less.
Sadly, despite driving well, looking good and being a generally very nice little car - I still like the look of the design which I think hasn't dated at all - it's worth pretty much nothing. According to Parkers Guide, while it might have cost £11,145 when new, the best price you'd buy it for is £585 and that's from a dealer. Private sales are nearer £100, although the consensus among people who know about these things is I could get £300, and a popular car buying site will give me £150 if I spend money MOT'ing it.
OK, the valuation is based on 200k miles rather than 85k on the clock (told you I didn't drive much) and a slightly lower spec than I have, but it's still not much for a nice driver where everything works (OK, the aircon needs a re-gas), timing belt has been replaced, the interior is in good nick and it's generally a pleasant place to be.
At 19, I'm wondering how long before it becomes a "classic"? 90s classic is all the rage at the moment in Practical Classics mag but for most, it seems the 205 is rather more than exciting than the 206. These are just old. Despite that, I could see myself polishing it up and showing the car in a field somewhere as people wander by saying, "I used to have one of those" and marvelling at the 6 CD player in the boot.
What I need is either someone looking for a cheap runabout or a nice dry and free, barn to sit it in until classic status arrives. But when would that be?
(Note: If you are looking for a cheap runabout or offering free barn space near Leamington Spa, please get in touch.)