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 12 van


  • Please log in to reply
28 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   RustbucketP6

RustbucketP6

    Rank Austin Metro

  • Full Members
  • 24 posts
  • LocationSutton

Posted 19 September 2007 - 12:39 PM

Did you know they sold a Renault 12 van in the UK? I found an old news article about it - which I assume comes from the late 1970s?http://www.roadtrans... ... vival.htmlSorry I have diverted you to my blog again - but like I explained in my Lada calendar entry I'm trying to boost my blog figures in the hope that I will one day get a raise at work - which will enable me to buy another Peugeot 504!
Hungry? Unemployed? Eat your foreign car!

#2 OFFLINE   wuvvum

wuvvum

    Rank: Isuzu Florian

  • Full Members
  • 8,813 posts

Posted 19 September 2007 - 12:42 PM

I believe Mr Bickle has one in his extensive collection?

#3 OFFLINE   mouseflakes

mouseflakes

    Rank: Dandy Hopper

  • Full Members
  • 4,179 posts
  • LocationThe DMDC 'Finds' Table
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 19 September 2007 - 12:53 PM

Named in France the 'Société' I believe?Mr Bucket - a diversion to your blog is always a pleasurable one. No matter what your views on the all-round wonderful R12. :D

I think its safe to say that this can be added to our list of crap CVs, although some of my friends on www.autoshite.co.uk may well disagree.



#4 OFFLINE   Baz

Baz

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 577 posts
  • LocationThe edge of The Broads....Norfolk.

Posted 20 September 2007 - 02:21 AM

Named in France the 'Société' I believe?

And also known as....

Posted Image

....Somewhere! :roll:

I think its safe to say that this can be added to our list of crap CVs, although some of my friends on www.autoshite.co.uk may well disagree.

PAH!!!! :lol:
2005 Honda Accord 2.2i-CTDi Executive Tourer....Not Shite, but splendid nonetheless!
2006 Hyundai Getz 1.5 CRTD CDX 3-Door....More fun than you'd think!

#5 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

nigel bickle

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,429 posts
  • Locationnear to Liege
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 20 September 2007 - 07:07 AM

Funny youmention that Wuvvum -as its 'developing nicely'.I do indeed have a 12 van -a curious beast -I imported from mid France -basically an estate with over panelled sides. I had fitted a 5 Gordini turbo engine -but was stymied by the turbo needing the same space as the suspension! And so it sat till 10 days ago -when I helped Paul Godfrey scrap a rusted out 12 estate 4 by 4- and bought the relevant partsDifferent gearbox- 2 levers to move in and out 4 wheel drive, a different rear axle -apparently modified by Simca, gear levers, trans tunnel with a nice little 4 by 4 light, propshaft etc etc.So-I will shortly be converting the van to an 'original' 4 by 4 renault.(Seemingly they made a dozen Estate versions -but never a van). I intend to use a 17 engine -if i can find one, or if pushed- after I fit a 21t engine to my 17- and use that- apparently its a near straight fit -better than the 5 anyway!By pure chance- I have the 12 Estate sitting on the dolly outside- moving it into store for the winter...Small world

#6 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

nigel bickle

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,429 posts
  • Locationnear to Liege
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 20 September 2007 - 07:16 AM

Here it is -awaiting resto!
Posted Image

#7 OFFLINE   michiel

michiel

    Must try harder

  • Full Members
  • 4,112 posts
  • LocationLes Pays Bah

Posted 20 September 2007 - 08:02 AM

Way to go Nigel! Is that an 850 Spider next to it?


That'll be us! Bestel or bestelauto = van.
Posted Image

#8 OFFLINE   mouseflakes

mouseflakes

    Rank: Dandy Hopper

  • Full Members
  • 4,179 posts
  • LocationThe DMDC 'Finds' Table
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 20 September 2007 - 09:55 AM

Mr Bickle - you are a hero!What a fantastic machine the R12 (Gordini) 4 x 4 van will be!I recently gave away all my R17 engines, else you could have had one of those. :( Can you post any piccies of the estate (is it the pale blue one Mr Godfrey had)?

#9 OFFLINE   mk2_craig

mk2_craig

    Rank: Rapport Ritz

  • Full Members
  • 1,821 posts
  • LocationIT'S CLEAN THE PLATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED THAT'LL BE $7438.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 20 September 2007 - 12:31 PM

http://www.roadtransport.com/blogs/truck...

So by implication there were perhaps only 12 RHD examples ever built. Chances of one surviving = NIL

1984 Ford Fiesta XR2 - Devaluing the neighbourhood since 2008

Nottinghamshite
Channel Island Cack
Everywhere Else


#10 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

nigel bickle

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,429 posts
  • Locationnear to Liege
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 20 September 2007 - 12:34 PM

Hi guys -yes that is an 850 spider. Given me free- if I moved it within 12 hrs from a 'bolt hole' it had been in for 12 years. Rustfree and complete- but mechanically shot. Wont be too difficult -when I get around to it....Bit disinterested- my now portly figure makes it a bit of a squeeze...The 12 estate was bought from a chap near Poole. Was originally intended to be spares for the van -but its too good to break. The roof and bonnet are suffering from sun damage, a few more bits of rot here and there -but basically a nice one. Green 'R' plate -with a replacement blue o/s front wing -I needed it out of the way to have a shift around. Only the cost of tax stops me getting it out at pres- might use it next spring....

#11 OFFLINE   Dukestar25

Dukestar25

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 567 posts
  • LocationLand of Chips an' pea-wet.

Posted 20 September 2007 - 10:46 PM

nigel bickle wrote:
Posted Image
What's this in the foreground? looks like a mega-rare Mitsubishi Celeste or 'Mustang wannabe' Celica mk1. Do tell...

#12 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

MrRegieRitmo

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 4,758 posts
  • LocationS Coast England

Posted 20 September 2007 - 10:49 PM

nigel bickle wrote:
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb290...
What's this in the foreground? looks like a mega-rare Mitsubishi Celeste or 'Mustang wannabe' Celica mk1. Do tell...

I'm going to assume it's one of his Renault 17's!

#13 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

nigel bickle

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,429 posts
  • Locationnear to Liege
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 21 September 2007 - 07:06 AM

Right first time Regie -awaiting time to MOT/tax .

#14 OFFLINE   ChinaTom

ChinaTom

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,511 posts
  • LocationNear the Garrion Bridge
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 21 September 2007 - 09:40 AM

The number plate lamps and reversing lights on that 12 look like they came off a 5. Is this how they were? I don;t recall the 12 Estates ever having them.Edit: Just seen them on the B&W photo of the dealer vans. Obviously original.
'93 Jaguar XJ12, '05 Great Wall Deer, '61 M-B E350CDi Estate
Posted Image
Posted Image

#15 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

nigel bickle

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,429 posts
  • Locationnear to Liege
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 21 September 2007 - 11:55 AM

And my estate has 'em too!

#16 OFFLINE   Dukestar25

Dukestar25

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 567 posts
  • LocationLand of Chips an' pea-wet.

Posted 21 September 2007 - 11:14 PM

nigel bickle wrote:
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb290...
What's this in the foreground? looks like a mega-rare Mitsubishi Celeste or 'Mustang wannabe' Celica mk1. Do tell...

I'm going to assume it's one of his Renault 17's!
Ok, so I only got the 'mega-rare' bit right :oops:

#17 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

MrRegieRitmo

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 4,758 posts
  • LocationS Coast England

Posted 22 September 2007 - 12:41 PM

Hey Regie -did you realise that 2 of the cars 'out front' at pres are indeed Standards? The Estate (called a Companion) passed its first MOT in 7 years yesterday (somewhat shocked to notice on the V5c that I've owned it since 1977!) and the saloon -a Pennant is gradually being prepared.And hidden behind the Trannie -a 1937 Flying 9, mid 'up date' -6-to 12 volt, plus the addition of hidden indicators (- semaphores are just no good in this day and age) and a hidden elec fuel pump -the original mechanical is a bit lazy.That'll be out shortly -too, hopefully!

No I didn't! :shock: Not really surprising though, as there can't be much you haven't got / have had! Maybe I subconciously took it in if you mentioned them before, as they're a bit old for my liking and it's a bit of a coincidence otherwise!I passed yours today, just to see what was new (it's a fun game!). What's happening to your metallic green R12 estate, is it off on a little adventure? Nothing serious I hope, it's one of my favourites of yours, not least because of the colour, & I've never seen it move before! I saw your FSO pickup more clearly now too! Is that leaving soon?



#18 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

nigel bickle

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,429 posts
  • Locationnear to Liege
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 22 September 2007 - 04:46 PM

12's gone intoo store for winter -virtually MOTable -but I dont fancy paying Tax on it yet...Pickup is awaiting collection -from Wigan! -after selling for a pittance on the 'Bay. not really bothered if he doesnt collect- I'll just put it away with the rest -till'1 day' finally arrives!MG Midget, 17 and early 127 out shortly.

#19 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

MrRegieRitmo

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 4,758 posts
  • LocationS Coast England

Posted 22 September 2007 - 05:17 PM

Do you have to take them far to store them?

#20 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

nigel bickle

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,429 posts
  • Locationnear to Liege
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 22 September 2007 - 06:22 PM

Depends where. My barns -about 25 miles. Local storage- 4.

#21 OFFLINE   mouseflakes

mouseflakes

    Rank: Dandy Hopper

  • Full Members
  • 4,179 posts
  • LocationThe DMDC 'Finds' Table
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:50 PM

I'm just bumping this, 'cos the latest entries in Mr Buckets blog are bally hilarious (especially 'Small Lunchbox').Go on, add it to your favourites. I have.http://www.roadtrans...k-and-van-blog/

#22 OFFLINE   the02shed

the02shed

    Rank Austin Metro

  • Full Members
  • 17 posts
  • LocationWest Sussex

Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:17 PM

Nigel, I would just like to say that I too love your house ( or rather the things parked outside/ around it, though I'm sure the actual house if fine too) and have taken to detouring past it whenever I drive thru that village you live in! A great game!

#23 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

nigel bickle

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,429 posts
  • Locationnear to Liege
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 29 September 2007 - 07:23 AM

Well thank you kind Sir. All change at the moment as I tidy the front up a bit. FSO pickup goes tomorrow, Transit comes out -so I can get the doors open enough to weld a floor in, MG goes for an MOT this or next MOnday (I have a 'standing'MOT time -8am Mondays- usually used!) and now I have to find a new engine for the Mrs' Fiat Coupe that I spectacularily grenaded on the M40 yesterday! If you see me out there- say hello - everyone else does!! Late Sunday pms I often get a few other 'old boys' turn up for a cuppa and a chat...

#24 OFFLINE   michiel

michiel

    Must try harder

  • Full Members
  • 4,112 posts
  • LocationLes Pays Bah

Posted 29 September 2007 - 08:24 AM

Hey, Arundel? We had a holiday in Brighton when I was eight, very much into castles not cars back then, so the visit to Arundel was brilliant.

#25 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

nigel bickle

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,429 posts
  • Locationnear to Liege
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 29 September 2007 - 08:38 AM

Yep a nice part of the world. I'm sandwiched between the castles and the sea -but far enough away from oth to avoid tourists and sea spray!Welcome -if you ever whizz over.

#26 OFFLINE   michiel

michiel

    Must try harder

  • Full Members
  • 4,112 posts
  • LocationLes Pays Bah

Posted 29 September 2007 - 08:50 AM

Cheers! I do want to spend some time in the UK next year, so who knows...

#27 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

nigel bickle

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,429 posts
  • Locationnear to Liege
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 29 September 2007 - 01:56 PM

You can bring over a purchase. -bound to make one by then!

#28 OFFLINE   michiel

michiel

    Must try harder

  • Full Members
  • 4,112 posts
  • LocationLes Pays Bah

Posted 29 September 2007 - 06:43 PM

:D

#29 OFFLINE   mouseflakes

mouseflakes

    Rank: Dandy Hopper

  • Full Members
  • 4,179 posts
  • LocationThe DMDC 'Finds' Table
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 12 November 2007 - 06:14 PM

I'm bumping this again as the latest entry in mr bucket's blog has some nice old British vans spotted in Malta - looky look!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users