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#61 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:32 PM

Quite possibly one of the best finds/collections/threads ever on here. Can't thank you enough for sharing.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:08 PM

They should make a TV series on rescues like this. Better than all that "Who do you think you are?" shite


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:27 PM

I've been in France for a week and only see one Renault 6!

Great rescue, just great.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 08:52 AM

Which colour was it originally?

 

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:30 AM

I've been following this on Facebook, it really is a remarkable save only made better by the previous owners seeing It!

Great stuff.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 04:45 PM

Superb stuff. Not that it matters in any way, I hate the stripes and I'd be painting it. But obviously im wrong.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 03:10 AM

Repainting this car would be as culturally negligent as demolishing a Brutalist car park.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 06:18 AM

Repainting this car would be as culturally negligent as demolishing a Brutalist car park.


I agree. Stock up on br livery touch up pens...

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 06:58 AM

Marvellous stuff! Still amazing how many post-bereavement "garage finds" probably go straight in the fragger innit.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:03 AM

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 11:08 AM

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 11:10 AM

Unbelievable turn of events there. I might be the only person who would have still been chuffed if it was an R19 though...


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 09:46 AM

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 06:50 PM

Wow, I'm completely overwhelmed by the astonishing response to this little car - it makes all the effort worthwhile. Just a quick update to fill in what we know of its history so far. The first owner we know of was a Mrs Gusterson, who may have had it new. We don't know anything about her yet, except that she had the engine rebuilt by a Renault garage in Bournemouth in 1978. She sold it to Steve and Venice Edgar, the couple we bumped into on the way home, to replace a Spitfire when their daughter was born in 1980. They didn't keep it very long as they bought a caravan and a 'horrible' Austin 2200 to pull it, and we think they sold the Renault to Bob in 1981. He ran it until 1994 and then put it in the garage where we've just found it. Oddly we found a handful of invoices addressed to the previous owners but nothing from Bob's ownership so this is probably filed away somewhere and hasn't been discovered yet. Model buses seem to be a common thread with this car as Steve is a retired bus driver who also collects bus models. Bob used to sell them at the local toyfairs so it seems quite probable that Steve may have unknowingly bought from him.

 

Steve sent this photo taken in May 1980. There's no doubt it's the same car and this is what it looked like before Bob painted it. They're in the process of moving house so all their stuff is packed away but he's sure they have more photos so he'll send them through when they find them.

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:45 PM

Must be great finding a previous owner, old paperwork can only tell so much of the story. What's the script with the car so far, is there anything massively wrong with it?

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:57 PM

Wow, I'm completely overwhelmed by the astonishing response to this little car - it makes all the effort worthwhile.


I think it's because it's what a lot of us would dream of happening and be able to do. Stumble upon a once common, but now rare, car that has a lot of history against it. Then being able to save it and bring it back into the road and use. Something too that isn't a basket case of a vehicle.

What does it look like on the underside? Any horrors?
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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:07 PM

The pictures from the previous owner are an absolute dream come true, pretty sure anyone would love to have that sort of thing!
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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:58 PM

I have very vague recollection of a R6 courtesy car when my dad's R12 went to the dealers. I would have been about 5.

White with a dash gear lever and red vinyl seats. 1978?
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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:17 PM

The pictures from the previous owner are an absolute dream come true, pretty sure anyone would love to have that sort of thing!

 

Absolutely, it is the icing on the cake.

 

Very well done to you Mr Quicksilver, I'm not going to try and tell you what to do with the paint or whatever, looking at your lovely Maxi you will do what feels right. Brilliant 


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:20 PM

I've been in France for a week and only see one Renault 6!
Great rescue, just great.


I'm sure their tourist board will issue a refund then.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:03 PM

I love the innocence of that 1980 photo.

 

Junkman has a wonderful R16, there is an early R5 an R11, R18 and (maybe) a 30TX on this site, plus some period Fuego photos I still have etched on mind for some reason.

 

Now a Renault 6 with far more provenance that one of those hilarious simpering descriptions some classic car adverts go in for.


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:31 PM

Although my wonderful* R16 keeps doing Peugeots.


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:15 PM

I have memories of my metalwork teacher driving about six of us somewhere in one of these.
He thrashed it to within an inch of its life, the terrifying angles of roll and the endless tyre squeal remain with me to this day.
It was eventually replaced with an R4 van.

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:21 PM

I love the innocence of that 1980 photo.

Junkman has a wonderful R16, there is an early R5 an R11, R18 and (maybe) a 30TX on this site, plus some period Fuego photos I still have etched on mind for some reason.

Now a Renault 6 with far more provenance that one of those hilarious simpering descriptions some classic car adverts go in for.


There's a 14 owner somewhere in our midst too, posted quite frequently in the early days. Reassuringly I saw some photos of it quite recently, doesn't Nigel Buckle have at least one as well??

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:39 PM

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This still is mine, a R6, with 21.000km original, from 1972

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:40 PM

What a great find and story!!



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 09:07 PM

This still is mine, a R6, with 21.000km original, from 1972


Blah moan, font, moan blah.

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 09:41 PM

There's a 14 owner somewhere in our midst too, posted quite frequently in the early days. Reassuringly I saw some photos of it quite recently

Does Regie still have his R14 then?  That's good - I thought he'd abandoned the world of shite.



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 09:41 PM

 

 
This still is mine, a R6, with 21.000km original, from 1972

 

That's what mine should look like. :oops:



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 12:03 AM

Entirely btw, don't forget Skizzer's R16 TA and Lobster's R4F6.

We should be able to get quite a good pre 1986 Renault meet together, if we wanted to.

And who is it who is currently trying to sell a delightfully shabby chic powder blue phase 1 R5?

 

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