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Renault 25 Convertible and Estate

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#1 OFFLINE   monzaE


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Posted 02 April 2008 - 05:54 PM

Don't think I've seen these before on here and isn't there someone who is into these things?
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Seems like you can do a search for most cars on http://flickr.com/ and come up with something.

#2 OFFLINE   Volksy


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Posted 02 April 2008 - 06:05 PM

The convertible one looks photoshopped to me, but the estate (looks like just a replacement hatch) looks pretty cool

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:09 PM

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:46 PM


#5 OFFLINE   Dead_E23


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Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:52 PM

Looking at that last photo, I suspect that the orignal hinges are retained and the whole thing lifts up! That must be rather worrying on a windy day...

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:18 PM

Not really a great deal of imagination has gone into the estates design had it?
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:23 PM

That "break" add-on cost 10,000 of your finest French Francs back in the day. :shock: :shock: Which is about 1200 quid in today's money...

The convertible's no photoshop either - same coachbuilder.

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:27 PM

Ah, EBS - famous (?) for their Supercinq cabrio. Those crazy Belgians!

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:35 PM

Surely they should have called the convertible a 24 1/2 and the estate the 25 1/2 :roll: :lol:

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 04:22 AM

Whilst it's true that a 25 convertable was built, I don't think it ever went into production- the 1st pic clearly IS photoshopped. The estate is surely the laziest ever method of creating an estate from a saloon- it really is, basically, a redesigned tail gate, and the whole thing does lift on the original hinges. Horrid!

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 06:18 AM

Agreed, first picture of convertible definately been Photoshopped, that said a proper R25 convertible could be quite a nice thing.R25 Estate is monsterous though! I like the idea as properly done it would be a very useable thing but in practice surely that must be awful, heavy to lift and seriously problematic in strong winds.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:15 PM

I think the wagon could have done with a slightly lower sloping roof line. In the mk 2 version I can't help but be reminded of the Xantia wagon and there is a slight hint of Laguna too.I reckon a 25 coupe would be just as gracious as a 406, judging by the cabriolet. So many missed opportunities.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 03:22 PM

Totally agree, a properly done 25 estate would've been a fantastic device, real competition for the big Volvos and Mercs, I've never understood why Renault made such a half-hearted effort at it. The convertable was a thing of beauty, never seen an explanation of why it wasn't proceeded with. Probably cost, I guess. Not sure if it would suit a coupe styling- a bit on the big side to be successful, I'd have thought.

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