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Yet another old Renault - whaddya reckon?


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#1 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:31 PM

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1955, complete except for windscreen (but there's one advertised on the RCCC site, and failing that they're flat so should be fairly easy to get one made), non-runner at the minute but the engine turns over so won't be too hard to get going. Hunnert and five squid. Good buy or more trouble than it's worth?

#2 OFFLINE   Albert Ross

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:37 PM

Get it bought pronto, and paint it original colours man!!!!!! What are you thinking of with all the hesitating??? I would be driving it like it is.................with a screen though.....
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#3 OFFLINE   Spottedlaurel

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:39 PM

I think Mrs SL might draw the line at storing that one here :lol: The R5 looks out of place enough as it is...

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#4 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:44 PM

I think Mrs SL might draw the line at storing that one here :lol: The R5 looks out of place enough as it is...

See that's the great thing with it - it's so small I can squeeze it in next to the Volvos in front of the garage. Or buy a Transit van and park it in the back of that.

#5 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:46 PM

Get it bought pronto, and paint it original colours man!!!!!! What are you thinking of with all the hesitating??? I would be driving it like it is.................with a screen though.....

Oh I'm not hesitating - I've already agreed to buy it. I'm just wondering if I've bitten off more than I can chew, what with the scarcity of parts for these things in the UK.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:01 PM

I think its lovely and wish I had the Balls to take on sommat like that, unfortunatly wot I own I has to drive.Good luck if you go for it. Put it on pimp my ride uk, i bet they don't touch the colour scheme. :P

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:05 PM

It's a shame there's not a "overhaulin' UK" really, I'm sure nearly everyone on here would willingly assist them in finding material to use....Pimp my Ride will only fcuk it up.....

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:10 PM

That is super chic. Brush paint it light blue, watch Jean De Florette three times in a row, and drive around smoking Gauloises Blondes with the biggest baguette you can find on the passenger seat, and pretend your a rural french peasant.The after you have done your kroozin sit at home admiring it through the front window with a small glass of Pernod or Ricard Pastis.In short, I'm hopelessy jealous.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:21 PM

Not forgetting the Breton Fishermans jersey, the beret, and the string of oignons.......................
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:43 PM

I think the combination of left hand drive and crash gearbox will have me kangarooing around for several months before I can think about dressing up or smoking Gauloises while driving the thing. I'll have to use the Renault 6 to satisfy my dressing-up-as-a-French-peasant urges for the time being...

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:03 PM

A wonderful vehicle - if you decide to offload can I be first inthe queue?

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:03 PM

LHD in the UK is so cool.......reversing round Macdonalds is great to see the people following you...................when the spotty git at the window asks you why you go backwards, and you tell him its a LHD, and he says " Why not bring a friend?" You reply "Friends!, with cars like this,who needs friends???" I did it regularly in a 205 diesel when living in Lincoln. Trust me, it's a hoot.
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:47 PM

Top Johnny!Perhaps mr-reno might be able to help with parts. I also know someone who has had one of these and is quite possibly still sat on some spares.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:55 PM

Love the styling, hate the couleur... buy it!

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 08:19 AM

Go for it, bargain at that price as well !Doesn't look like its too bad really, as long as its not rotten it should be ok and parts are available in France and a fair few come up on garlicbay.I drove one of them a few years ago, in all honesty it was not far short of frightening and I was somewhat glad when it broke down and had to complete the rest of the journey courtesy of the RAC...

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:00 PM

LOL the reversing around macy d's for a rancid burger is classic, I would say me friend is a tight bugger and won't pay for the burgers!!!

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:18 AM

Had a coipe of these -and still got one somewhere over in France.Looks a bargain to me -and an easy restore. They arent difficult to sort -and rapidly appreciating. Nice buy!
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#18 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:20 PM

still got one somewhere over in France.

You must be the only person I know who has so many cars that he doesn't know where they all are. :D

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:28 PM

Quilted windscreen, in this age of crumple zones and passive safety why has this idea been abandoned?

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:54 PM

There's a RHD one sat round the back of a petrol station south of Horncastle about 17 miles from me. Might yield useful parts if it can be bought....

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 02:09 PM

Wow, that's an early one. I love those wheels. And the windscreen's intact. Could even be used to convert mine to RHD, although the dashboard is completely different on the early cars. Do you think it might be for sale?

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 02:14 PM

No idea. I spoke to the guy round there who runs a little resto business a couple of years ago and he said it belonged to customer who left it there for work and then disappeared or something. Been there years apparently. There's probably a good chance it could be bought I expect. I think I may even have the blokes phone number somewhere.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:58 PM

Customer where I worked many years ago had one RHD and immaculateIt was a light green colour an looked smart . Always respected her because she had a number tattooed inside her wrist..and was a really nice lady.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:00 AM

There is a few around this haddnt moved for a while either :shock:
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It was still there a couple of weeks ago :cry:

The vehicle details for ESV 872 are:

Date of Liability 01 06 2008
Date of First Registration 25 03 1986
Year of Manufacture 1956
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 750CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status SORN Not Due
Vehicle Colour BLUE
Vehicle Type Approval null

#25 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 01:22 PM

My thoughts on the 4CV are.....Morris Minor x VW Type 1 x Fiat 600 = Renault 4CV !




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