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Who fancies an old Renault - or two?


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#31 OFFLINE   Mr Lobster

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 11:41 AM

fellow renault fans may be upset as also crushed complete were Renault7 and USA spec MK1 5 air con and silly bumpers

:shock: :shock: :shock: That R18 is gorgeous! Not seen a good R18 in a long while, not to mention one as nice as that!

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:08 PM

I really like that 18, can't be many early ones (or late for that matter!) left.That's got me thinking actually. I wonder what the last car sold in the UK with chrome bumpers was?? I reckon the Chevette maybe, not counting things like Rollers and the like.

#33 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:35 PM

Something about low spec french cars that turn me on.....

Like a 78 R14 TL in grey? :D

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:43 PM

Like a 78 R14 TL in grey?

Absolutely. Anything with a TL is going to be worth a gawp.Just thinking about the last genuine chrome bumpered motor in the UK - chrome has made some sort of comeback albeit in plastic form - I'd imagine it would be something like a mid eighties Toyota Crown or something. The last metal bumpered car might be easier to discover - off the top of my head I'd say a pov spec Maestro or Maestro van.

#35 OFFLINE   Mr Lobster

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:47 PM

That's got me thinking actually. I wonder what the last car sold in the UK with chrome bumpers was?? I reckon the Chevette maybe, not counting things like Rollers and the like.

(Rover) Mini I would have thought?

#36 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:50 PM

Like a 78 R14 TL in grey?

Absolutely. Anything with a TL is going to be worth a gawp.

I'm imagining that anything bearing just an L designation must be very thin on the ground now! In Renault terms anyway.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:04 PM

Very much so. I think Renault dropped just 'L' specification sometime in the seventies - 4L, 5L didn't get much passed mid 70's. Base model generally became TL from then on in the UK at least.I was really disappointed when Renault dropped the old model designation system - TL, TS, GTL, GTX, TXE etc. Always really liked that for some reason.Expression, Dynamique etc just aint the same.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:05 PM

This is as late a vehicle as I can think of with 1970s style chrome bumpers

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#39 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:09 PM

There was a 14 L (probably extinct now), dunno whether there was a 20 L ? Very much doubt there were 30 L's or 18 L's. The 14 LS was a nice compromise, wonder if there's any of those left?

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:16 PM

how is the interior as most TL seats fell apart but TS/GTS much better

No such worries in my povo machine, it's immaculate orangey/tan vinyl!!Don't seem to be able to upload the photo at the mo', but look closely at these photos and you just about get the idea. This car is exactly the same as my Dad's first 18 DDB 395T, even down to the orange vinyl seats, although that was a TS. It was a really early (Feb '79) TS and also had no rubber trims. The TS didn't get the rubber bumper and side trim until a few months into '79 - Renault couldn't make their mind up as to how miserable they could be, although it always had the better velour seats - provided the optional (AT COST :shock: :shock: :shock: vinyl wasn't ordered)

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:22 PM

Hang on - does this mean your dad paid extra to do without velour in his 18??

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 06:01 PM

NO :!: :shock: :!: He bought it with 17k on the clock. Completely ignoring the Moss Sand V plate TS parked next to it and the red T plate GTL next to that - all of which were higher mileage, but the same money - £3195 at the time.What a tit :wink: Mind you holidays to Ilfracombe, hot sun on that vinyl. . .NICE

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 06:45 PM

PM'd you a few days ago for pics of the 18 thats for sale Mr R18....did you get the pm??

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 09:05 PM

I have now - will sort tonight. Is there a Renault 18 Automatic fanclub out there that I've never known about :wink: :wink:

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 09:42 PM

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 02:24 PM

Retro, scroll down 14 sets of pictures on this page & you'll find what you're looking for! :wink: While you're there, scroll down a further 6 sets of pictures & you'll find me too! :D http://ptikem.free.fr/photos.htm

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:35 PM

I already have three old Renaults and I think that's more than enough for any one man (with the exception of your good self and Mr Bickle, obviously).

And apparently with the exception of me, too.

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I was the only bidder - does everyone else know something I don't...?

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:46 PM

S'nice. Didn't bid cos you'd expressed interest. Might chase t'other though...
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:56 PM

Cheers, 'ppreciate it. I meant everyone else on eBay as well though, not just everyone here. Reckon you should go for that other one - it doesn't look too bad, and it's gotta be worth a pop at a hundred quid. One day I'd like to own an early one with the ribbed dash and umbrella handle gear lever, but there ain't many of those left.Are you still going for that pair o' 30s?

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:28 AM

Yep -got a 'spare' Gordini lump and box sitting around too.....
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:41 PM

I'm still waiting on a possible viewing of the 18 that is being sold.....not heard from the chap for a few days??Are you around Mr 18?




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