This 2003 Peugeot 106 GTI is an original and unmodified example of one of the most entertaining front-wheel drive performance cars. It is equipped with a 118bhp 1.6-litre engine that loves to rev, coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. Judged as “one of the all-time great hot hatches” by Evo magazine, this particular example has driven just 65,007 miles from new.
First registered in February 2003, the car has just one previous keeper. The current owner purchased the car 15 years ago, and has since covered more than 60,000 miles behind the wheel. Its current condition is a testament to the regular maintenance while in his care.
The Onyx Black paintwork is in good order, with minor scuffs and chips from age and use that you would expect. There is also a small patch of bubbling below the rear window. It has previously had a professional repaint of the rear bumper to rectify small blemishes. The GTI sits on the original and correct 14-inch ‘Raptor’ alloy wheels, which would benefit from being refurbished to bring them up to a high standard.
Underneath the car, the chassis and suspension are sound, as supported by the latest advisory-free MOT this year. In fact, the entire MOT history from new is outstanding - there have never been any warnings about rust or corrosion anywhere on the car. Unsurprisingly, the most recent tester commented that he hadn't seen one in such good condition for years.
All of the door shuts are clean and free of rust, as are the bonnet and boot gutters. The boot area and floor are tidy and solid, and the hydraulic stays still hold pressure.
The interior of the car is in superb condition. As a Phase 2 car, it features the black leather and grey Alcantara upholstery. The rear seats appear to have been barely used, and the front seats are in good shape. Some wear of the Alcantara on the driver’s seat squab and back cushion, and a few knicks in the leather bolster, are the only notes from the vendor.
This car features a factory-fitted sunroof, and both the shade and the glass open and close as they should. The headlining is in very good condition, as are the door cards. Ahead of the driver is a cluster of white-faced instrument dials. All of the switchgear and electrical items are working as they should.
The car is mechanically sound and the vendor reports that it has always been extremely reliable. The five-speed gearbox shifts cleanly and precisely, and the engine pulls smoothly. All of the brake discs and pads were renewed at 53,215 miles. The timing belt was last replaced at 55,083 miles in 2016.
It is fresh from a routine service in July 2019. The last MOT was also in July at 64,843 miles, which resulted in a clean pass with no advisories. It is fitted with a set of Toyo Proxes CF1 tyres in size 185/55 R14 all round. The owner has driven around 12,000 miles on this rubber, but there is still a good level of tread remaining.
Accompanied by its original stamped service booklet, the car also comes with two keys as well as a raft of previous invoices and MOT certificates. It is rare to find a Peugeot 106 GTI in such good condition, not to mention one that has avoided the tuning community to remain as an unmolested example. “Tiny, pert, and blessed with one of the best front-wheel drive chassis of its era,” was the verdict from Evo magazine - and this modern classic hot hatch is ready to put a big smile on the face of a new owner.
Summary of stamped service history:
8 Aug 2003 - 3,557 miles
25 Oct 2005 - 14,654 miles
31 Nov 2006 - 19,950 miles
5 Apr 2008 - 30,539 miles
4 May 2009 - 39,388 miles
7 Nov 2011 - 44,719 miles
4 Mar 2013 - 49,088 miles
21 Jul 2015 - 53,215 miles
10 Jul 2016 - 55,083 miles
8 Jul 2019 - 64,843 miles