Jump to content


Welcome to Autoshite

Welcome to Autoshite, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Autoshite by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo

Renault 14 Madness


  • Please log in to reply
267 replies to this topic

#121 OFFLINE   theorganist

theorganist

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,244 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationStourbridge
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:30 AM

I don't think they were rare when new. They sold fairly well I think after a slow start. They were modern in 1977 when we were still buying RWD saloons. They were liked by the UK motoring press. I remember seeing a few around in the 80's. I think many only lasted around 8 years (ours included) so they disappeared quickly.
  • hennabm and Skizzer like this

1977 ® Austin Maxi 1750 red - genuine shed find not moved since 1995

2002 (52) Citroen C3 1.6 Exclusive silver - posh and funky

 

 

 


#122 OFFLINE   mk2_craig

mk2_craig

    Rank: Rapport Ritz

  • Full Members
  • 2,627 posts
  • 13 thanks
  • LocationIT'S CLEAN THE PLATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED THAT'LL BE $7438.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:48 AM

Yeah plenty on the roads when I was a kid. Our TL was new in 77, dad sold it in 85 and I think it went on a couple of years after that, probably about average life expectancy for a car of the time. Resale values were probably dogshit by the time production ended though!

1984 Ford Fiesta XR2 - Devaluing the neighbourhood since 2008

Nottinghamshite
Channel Island Cack
Everywhere Else


#123 OFFLINE   sierraman

sierraman

    Rank: Talbot Matra Rancho

  • Full Members
  • 10,058 posts
  • 93 thanks

Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:24 AM

Used to see loads in France up to about 20 years ago then they all disappeared, I’d expect there’s a few knocking about in dry areas in the rural south though.

#124 OFFLINE   lisbon_road

lisbon_road

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,462 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • LocationSouthampton
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:10 AM

Reading this thread is a great antidote to the insanity of modern life.  People actually want to make an effort to find a Renault 14.  Gives me hope.  

 

I have a friend who lives in Southern France.  Nice I think.  I could ask him if he sees them at all.  He has an old type Fiat 500 so must be almost 'one of us'.


  • theorganist likes this

#125 OFFLINE   theorganist

theorganist

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,244 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationStourbridge
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:02 PM

Reading this thread is a great antidote to the insanity of modern life.  People actually want to make an effort to find a Renault 14.  Gives me hope.  

 

I have a friend who lives in Southern France.  Nice I think.  I could ask him if he sees them at all.  He has an old type Fiat 500 so must be almost 'one of us'.

I think a lot of it is nostalgia. My three favourite cars are the three (including the Renault 14) I knew during my teenage years when I started becoming very interested in cars and spending hours readings my parents copies of Motoring Which. I think it is also part of keeping me close to my late father in some strange way.

 

For me the Renault 14 is a quirky car which a certain character typical of French cars of the time and that ticks my boxes, I also like being different I suppose.

 

It is strange how we latch onto certain cars.


  • Nibblet likes this

1977 ® Austin Maxi 1750 red - genuine shed find not moved since 1995

2002 (52) Citroen C3 1.6 Exclusive silver - posh and funky

 

 

 


#126 OFFLINE   MattJY

MattJY

    Rank Morris Ital

  • Full Members
  • 45 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:21 PM

I think a lot of it is nostalgia. My three favourite cars are the three (including the Renault 14) I knew during my teenage years when I started becoming very interested in cars and spending hours readings my parents copies of Motoring Which. I think it is also part of keeping me close to my late father in some strange way.

 

For me the Renault 14 is a quirky car which a certain character typical of French cars of the time and that ticks my boxes, I also like being different I suppose.

 

It is strange how we latch onto certain cars.

 

I have one of my favourite 3 already, 1969 Opel GT, great little car. Renault 14 obviously plus the hens teeth that is the Alfa Tipo 33 Stradale...never gona happen!

 

Any yes, back in the day there were loads of 14's on UK roads. With the body issues, most had gone to the rust heap in the sky by the 90's as 10 years from a 14 in our conditions was pushing it.


  • theorganist likes this

#127 OFFLINE   mk2_craig

mk2_craig

    Rank: Rapport Ritz

  • Full Members
  • 2,627 posts
  • 13 thanks
  • LocationIT'S CLEAN THE PLATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED THAT'LL BE $7438.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:29 PM

I think there was some sort of scrappage scheme in France during the 1990s that decimated R14 numbers, but seems to be good numbers still in fields/barns, plus the occasional restored example like that orange one which is apparently for sale circa 4000 Euros.

1984 Ford Fiesta XR2 - Devaluing the neighbourhood since 2008

Nottinghamshite
Channel Island Cack
Everywhere Else


#128 OFFLINE   theorganist

theorganist

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,244 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationStourbridge
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 09 August 2018 - 02:00 PM

Certainly there always seem to be a few on Leboncoin.

1977 ® Austin Maxi 1750 red - genuine shed find not moved since 1995

2002 (52) Citroen C3 1.6 Exclusive silver - posh and funky

 

 

 


#129 OFFLINE   MattJY

MattJY

    Rank Morris Ital

  • Full Members
  • 45 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:24 PM

Yes, LHD on the continent there are loads for sale, Spain, France, German and Holland there are probably 30-40 for sale at present. 

 

RHD UK, nada for the past 3 years! :(



#130 OFFLINE   Datsuncog

Datsuncog

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,004 posts
  • 76 thanks
  • LocationNorn Iron
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:31 PM

The last Renault 14 I personally spotted on UK roads was a fairly shabby-looking gold example, leaving a car park outside Annan in early 1996.

 

I think I may even have taken a photo of it - even then it dimly occurred to me that I might not see another one.

 

I'll have a look for the pic, though I doubt there's very much to see in terms of a numberplate (owing to dusk/flash combo).

 

I have an IXO model of one though, and that's enough to do me.

 

IXO Renault 14.png

 

Fair play though; I appreciate the determination shown to play the long game and track down a virtually extinct rhd example, rather than take the easy way out and hop on a ferry to get one that's easily available.

 

Sheer bloody-mindedness in the face of reason: it's the Autoshite way, no?


  • Dick Longbridge and Sudsprint like this

#131 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

Split_Pin

    Rank: Isuzu Florian

  • Full Members
  • 8,781 posts
  • 36 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:54 PM

I remember there being loads of 14s around even in the late 1980s. A teacher at school had a Regency model, I think she was called Mrs Reid.

I have the same IXO model plus 2 1/24 Bburago models in good order. I'd love a Spanish Dinky version.

I can recall the date of the last 12 and 16 I saw but not a 14.

There is an Ayrshire example which was recently restored, MSD 105W but I don't think its currently OTR.
  • Datsuncog likes this
2003 Rover 75 CDT | 2002 Renault Sport Clio 172 | 2000 Corsa B | 2017 Dacia Duster

Car Reviews 1/1 and smaller: https://www.youtube....KdUmtnq5VNMSnJg

#132 OFFLINE   Amishtat

Amishtat

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 521 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:09 PM

I can't remember the last one I saw on the road, but our next door neighbour bought his daughter one for Christmas in about 1987. It was a dark blue metallic T-reg but I can't remember the trim level. It lasted about two years from memory, longer than her older brother's A-reg Capri LS in dark green.

#133 OFFLINE   theorganist

theorganist

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,244 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationStourbridge
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:54 PM

This is the one I imported in 2010 and had on the road for two years but is sadly no more

 

181920_10150184685141258_7610636_n.jpg?_180944_10150184685091258_3830442_n.jpg?_184600_10150184684446258_5490604_n.jpg?_

 

 


  • wuvvum, Split_Pin, warren t claim and 6 others like this

1977 ® Austin Maxi 1750 red - genuine shed find not moved since 1995

2002 (52) Citroen C3 1.6 Exclusive silver - posh and funky

 

 

 


#134 OFFLINE   Parky

Parky

    I don't watch much Television

  • Full Members
  • 6,062 posts
  • 89 thanks
  • LocationBut I hear Breaking Bad is very good
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:05 PM

You should buy a cheap LHD one because as soon as you get it, three excellent RHD examples will appear. Always the way. Consider a French one as a decoy to lure the others out of hiding!

Worse case scenario - two Renault 14’s. Got 99 problems but ownership of two defunct French mid range hatches ain’t one...
  • garethj, loserone, theorganist and 6 others like this

Thanked by 1 Member:
loserone

#135 OFFLINE   Dick Longbridge

Dick Longbridge

    Rank: DMC-12

  • Full Members
  • 3,859 posts
  • 18 thanks
  • LocationFrench gateaux
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:14 PM

This is the one I imported in 2010 and had on the road for two years but is sadly no more
 
https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...


What happened to it? Seems a shame it survived on French soil for almost thirty years, only to finish up cubed after a couple of years across the channel.
67 Lambretta SX150
03 Toyota MR2
07 BMW E91

#136 OFFLINE   theorganist

theorganist

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,244 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationStourbridge
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:27 PM

What happened to it? Seems a shame it survived on French soil for almost thirty years, only to finish up cubed after a couple of years across the channel.

Sadly I happened to it, I neglected to get it waxoiled, I kept putting it off. 

 

The first MOT when I got it registered here, it needed £300 of welding but the garage were surprised how good it was underneath. I spent time tidying the bodywork (well making a slight improvement) and getting things like finding the name badges and tidying the interior but forgetting the most important part.

 

The second MOT it needed no welding whatsoever despite it getting snowed on etc over winter, so I completely forgot about my plans  to get it treated.

 

The third MOT "you need lots of welding, the suspension is being held on by rust, £1,000 please" (a second opinion backed it up).

 

I sold it on ebay to someone who was a welder, next thing I know it is back on ebay and a few weeks later someone from here sends me a video of a LHD Renault 14 being banger raced. A shame as it had two new brake calipers which are very hard to find and two new rear shock absorbers and mechanically drove really well. The only mechanical problem was the gearchange linkage bush wasn't where it was supposed to be so the gear linkage was held together by cable ties which made changing gear interesting, it lasted like that for two years though. 

 

So I am already getting the Maxi waxoiled when they have done the work on it and when I do get another old Renault or similar I will not be making that mistake again!


  • Dick Longbridge and Sudsprint like this

1977 ® Austin Maxi 1750 red - genuine shed find not moved since 1995

2002 (52) Citroen C3 1.6 Exclusive silver - posh and funky

 

 

 


#137 OFFLINE   Eric

Eric

    Rank Morris Ital

  • Full Members
  • 44 posts
  • 2 thanks
  • LocationHaarlem The netherlands
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:18 PM

I'm a bit anxious to tell you all, but one of my mates bought a 14 TS 10 days ago....they are also very rare in The Netherlands, I know of 8 R14s, and have a 14 GTL from 1983, wich is the last one sold over here.

Most of the examples are imports from France, original NL are all gone, they did not last long, we all know why.

So...little of R14 madness also over here.

 

R14 TS from 1981 alque green (977) (imported from France 2010-2011)

Non original paint, respray from France...not to top standard, but will do.

In The Netherlands a back wiper was standard (option in France)

4- speed manuel 

Electric windows and central locking

77.000km

 

Wish list:

Chrome door handels outside (one fitted)

New tires....

Wheels need little work and..have to be two-tone again

New striping front wings (on order)

5- speed..

Rev counter not working (maybe an easy fix)

Back wiper

New chrome moulding windshield and back window(on order)media_upload1_1533133148824.jpg


  • Vin, wuvvum, Split_Pin and 11 others like this

#138 OFFLINE   theorganist

theorganist

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,244 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationStourbridge
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:20 PM

That is gorgeous. What a lovely colour, very jealous.


  • mk2_craig and Sudsprint like this

1977 ® Austin Maxi 1750 red - genuine shed find not moved since 1995

2002 (52) Citroen C3 1.6 Exclusive silver - posh and funky

 

 

 


#139 OFFLINE   Skizzer

Skizzer

    RIP Bill Gaffer Maynard. And my Discovery.

  • Full Members
  • 6,199 posts
  • 42 thanks
  • LocationMumbles
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:53 PM

That is indeed gorgeous.

Between my father and my aunt we had five 14s in the family, all from new. Ive just been looking them all up on the DVLA website: the first, a very early one on an R plate, lasted 9 years; the middle three 12-14 years; the last one, a silver TL on a W, lasted an impressive 19 years.

I think that’s pretty average longevity for the era.

It’s also a myth that they were seen as crap cars. The styling wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, being rather ahead of its time, but CAR magazine and What Car of the time rated them well for comfort, liveliness and practicality, at least on a par with the Golf, bettered only by the later Astra Mk1 when that arrived at the end of 1980. Transmission noise was the main gripe; I do remember them being a bit whiny.

I will buy one at some point, ideally a TS. LHD will do me fine.
  • Split_Pin and theorganist like this

75N Vauxhall 2300S | 76P Lotus Elite | 76P Renault 16TL | 79T Rover 3500 | 82X Lancia Gamma Coupe | 82Y Jaguar XJ-S HE | 83A Jaguar Sovereign 4.2 | 84B Talbot-Matra Rancho | 85C Ford Granada 2.8 estate | 91H Audi 80 2.0E | 91J VW Golf Rivage cabrio | 06 Alfa Brera 2.2JTS | 14 BMW 428i | 18 Skoda Kodiaq


#140 OFFLINE   theorganist

theorganist

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,244 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationStourbridge
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:08 PM

I have just been reading a Car report from 1979 of the 14TL versus the Horizon and Golf and the 14 won the test. 19 years was certainly impressive for a 14 in the UK. I do remember the TS being considered less comfortable than the TL and GTL due to the sporty seats.


  • Skizzer and Sudsprint like this

1977 ® Austin Maxi 1750 red - genuine shed find not moved since 1995

2002 (52) Citroen C3 1.6 Exclusive silver - posh and funky

 

 

 


#141 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

Split_Pin

    Rank: Isuzu Florian

  • Full Members
  • 8,781 posts
  • 36 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:10 PM

Jeez Louise that green 14 is lovely. Excellent colour.
2003 Rover 75 CDT | 2002 Renault Sport Clio 172 | 2000 Corsa B | 2017 Dacia Duster

Car Reviews 1/1 and smaller: https://www.youtube....KdUmtnq5VNMSnJg

#142 OFFLINE   Timewaster

Timewaster

    Yeah, yeah.. I'll do it in a minute....

  • Full Members
  • 5,735 posts
  • 20 thanks
  • LocationThe sticks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:40 PM

Dad had a R12TL and had a liking for the 4 and 16.
Less so the 5 but for some reason he saw the 14 as some sort of frivolous, modern, newfangled unknown and not for me thank you very much.
  • theorganist likes this
Pete M wrote:
Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ, I can't believe I'm sad enough as to post on the interweb

Des wrote:
the fine art that is welding, like trying to shovel butter into a badgers arse with a soldering iron.

Don't suffer in silence. Samaritans 116 123

#143 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

Mr_Bo11ox

    Rank: Matra Rancho towing a Tagora

  • Full Members
  • 24,148 posts
  • 42 thanks
  • LocationUttoxeter/Derby
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:45 PM

If a dead one turns up it can donate its engine to Mr Cylinders' Visa! He can have the worlds only Visa 12 super or whatever.
  • somewhatfoolish likes this

'A POUND-SHOP JAY LENO' 

 

CHECK OUT MY AWARD-WINNING SHITE-FIXING BLOG HERE

"THE 2.3 POWERTRAIN IS A SILENT IS AS A FISH, AND IT PULLS LIKE A GREAT"
"Full luxury cream leather with walnut fascists"

"Car shows are full of mentals talking tosh"

"I had no doubt it would pass, but unbelievably, to mine and the MoT tester's amazement, it passed"


#144 OFFLINE   Parky

Parky

    I don't watch much Television

  • Full Members
  • 6,062 posts
  • 89 thanks
  • LocationBut I hear Breaking Bad is very good
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:18 PM

Thought I would pop some temptation up. Here’s a nice looking TS

https://www.leboncoi...1466903545.htm/

Attached Images

  • 4525140F-92E2-4012-8D1C-DEB354AD6D13.jpeg

  • warren t claim, theorganist, Sudsprint and 2 others like this

#145 OFFLINE   Parky

Parky

    I don't watch much Television

  • Full Members
  • 6,062 posts
  • 89 thanks
  • LocationBut I hear Breaking Bad is very good
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:20 PM

Autoshite beige and pogweaseled TL

https://www.leboncoi...1470811524.htm/

Attached Images

  • 7FC27950-4513-4F1D-B08E-D6A4780DB683.jpeg

  • warren t claim and Sudsprint like this

#146 OFFLINE   Parky

Parky

    I don't watch much Television

  • Full Members
  • 6,062 posts
  • 89 thanks
  • LocationBut I hear Breaking Bad is very good
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:23 PM

This one mentions Dinitrol in the ad which has to be a good thing

https://www.leboncoi...1464254835.htm/

Attached Images

  • 14462883-091F-43F9-86FA-B14B9BC76214.jpeg

  • warren t claim, loserone and Sudsprint like this

#147 OFFLINE   Parky

Parky

    I don't watch much Television

  • Full Members
  • 6,062 posts
  • 89 thanks
  • LocationBut I hear Breaking Bad is very good
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:25 PM

Finally this car wash isn’t very good if this is indicative of their work standard. Looks like a TS though

https://www.leboncoi...1451255495.htm/

Attached Images

  • D29E95CD-32A1-412D-8048-A410B9D3C21E.jpeg

  • Sudsprint and Remspoor like this

#148 OFFLINE   Amishtat

Amishtat

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 521 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:34 PM

Someone else here must remember a series in Car magazine around 1989 where two of their staffers were given £500 each to buy a car and race to Edinburgh from London. One bought a Renault 14,the other an 18. Whichever one it was bought the 18 won then the next couple of instalments had them both prepping and racing the cars at Wimbledon.
  • brandersnatch likes this

#149 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

Mr_Bo11ox

    Rank: Matra Rancho towing a Tagora

  • Full Members
  • 24,148 posts
  • 42 thanks
  • LocationUttoxeter/Derby
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:10 PM

Yes I remember that

'A POUND-SHOP JAY LENO' 

 

CHECK OUT MY AWARD-WINNING SHITE-FIXING BLOG HERE

"THE 2.3 POWERTRAIN IS A SILENT IS AS A FISH, AND IT PULLS LIKE A GREAT"
"Full luxury cream leather with walnut fascists"

"Car shows are full of mentals talking tosh"

"I had no doubt it would pass, but unbelievably, to mine and the MoT tester's amazement, it passed"


#150 OFFLINE   Timewaster

Timewaster

    Yeah, yeah.. I'll do it in a minute....

  • Full Members
  • 5,735 posts
  • 20 thanks
  • LocationThe sticks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:38 PM

Was that the "Crap Car Cup"?
Pete M wrote:
Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ, I can't believe I'm sad enough as to post on the interweb

Des wrote:
the fine art that is welding, like trying to shovel butter into a badgers arse with a soldering iron.

Don't suffer in silence. Samaritans 116 123




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users