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#31 OFFLINE   Fat_Pirate

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:51 PM

I was after this, I even had my brother lined up to collect it yesterday! I am SICKENED and DISGUSTED that you have denied my 11 dream. I almost bought an 11TXE in '88 but couldn't bring myself to sign the finance deal in the end, bought a bright yellow mk3 Capri instead. It dissolved within 2 years.I must insist you sell me the 11 when you grow tired of it.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:19 PM

How did I miss that one :o .......Here I was thinking of disposing of some of my collection,and now I want another. :shock: :wink: WANTED---R11. MUST BE IN EXCELLENT CO_____ BLA BLA BLA, YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES. :D :D

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:20 PM

GO ON MR. RENAULT 18 :) SHOW US YOUR 11 ELECTRONIC :wink:

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:20 PM

GO ON MR. RENAULT 18 :) SHOW US YOUR 11 ELECTRONIC :wink:

What, like this? http://img219.images...cture001oy8.jpg Shot with FinePix F410 at 2006-08-16 Great big cock :( - I thought that GTL had sold weeks ago and would have gone over to see it at the time if I'd only got my arse into gear. Still, great to see it's in good hands. According to the law, when selling an immaculate early Renault 11 that would be a great accompaniment to a TXE Electronic, the car must be sold only to buyers in Cheshire, specifically those living in my road and at my house, having the same name as me :wink: :wink:

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:33 PM

Looks like my local Renault dealer should be able to sort me some new mirrors and gutter trims. No price on the mirrors yet but the gutter trims are £21 each which isn't too bad. Gave it a good clean and a bit of wax today too plus some rim embelishers to smarten the wheels up until I can get them repainted properly....

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The paint in the engine bay is amazingly good. Only bit of rust I can find is some very minor surface rust on the reinforcer for the bumper mount seen here and an equally minor bit on the other side. I'm going to get busy with the cavity wax on this car very soon I think.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:34 PM

Blimey, that TXE is lovely! Got any pics of the interior?

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:02 PM

Still, great to see it's in good hands. According to the law, when selling an immaculate early Renault 11 that would be a great accompaniment to a TXE Electronic, the car must be sold only to buyers in Cheshire, specifically those living in my road and at my house, having the same name as me :wink: :wink:

The finest 11s in the land should not be kept in a single location for reasons of national security - what if Al Qaeda kidnapped them? Can you imagine the impact on public morale if grainy videos appeared of them being 'slammed', having Ripspeed decals applied and 6x9s forcibily inserted into their unsullied trim panels?No, at least 1 of these (I don't mind which, both give me wood), should be securely stored on my drive in Hampshire.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:11 PM

Why oh why oh why did I sell my '86 Electronic only three years ago for what now seems a paltry amount.

Both of them look stunning! GTL looks even better after a polish so my jealousy gets ever worse :D

I am feeling serious R11 lust at the moment, last night I even considered joining ROC or RCCC to help in my quest...

Edit to add - to make me feel worse, heres a picture of wht I sold. Doh!

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Was great but I owned it just as I was getting divorced and consequently had a shortage of time / money / enthusiasm. Ho Hum...

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:36 PM

Yup, you certainly should NOT have sold that! Looks mint. Funny how things change. Although I've long wanted a 16 and have always ooh-ed and aah-ed over various 15's, 17's, 14's and early 5's, I would never have considered buying a 9 or 11 even just five years ago. I would never have guess what a nice car they are and mine is a relatively basic spec too.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:44 PM

It was very very clean. And all the electrics worked, right down to the talking dashboard!Seemed like the right thing to do back then but oh how I am regretting it now!They are a very nice car to live with, reliable if looked after and superbly comfy. I did a few long distance runs in mine and was always pleasantly surprised how capable and comfortable it was.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 11:41 PM

The finest 11s in the land should not be kept in a single location for reasons of national security - what if Al Qaeda kidnapped them? Can you imagine the impact on public morale if grainy videos appeared of them being 'slammed', having Ripspeed decals applied and 6x9s forcibily inserted into their unsullied trim panels?

Don't joke - back in 1994 I sold my immaculate (save a cross-threaded sparkplug-oops)R11GTL with 29k on the clock. When I saw it a few months later it had been arse-ended - so badly the quarters were fooked, had said speakers crushing the rear parcel shelf and a bloody great big "On A Mission" sticker in the rear hatch window. I stood next to it - and wept. :cry:

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 06:54 AM

i too have had many really nice renaults which have been passed on or scrapped
my next dilema is if i crush this 11 will you all forgive me ?
was going to offer ratdat the mirrors but they are the later type (by the way the only type available new now )
anybody want it £120 taxed end may as no space to store

please note that it is not as nice as ratdats :(

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:04 AM

anybody want it £120 taxed end may as no space to store

Hmm, tell me more.... whats wrong with it?

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:05 AM

There is some serious R11 LOVE going on here :oops: :D

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:47 AM

whats wrong with it ? well up til recently i would of said its a renault 11 which would of been enough to condemm it any way seriously i bought it of one of my customers who bought another car as gearbox mounting rubber was broken so ive tied it in with seatbelt still motd itill may 19th drives ok part from noisy os shaft so wont make it northwards to your house as no gaiter left :( probably got shaft at workshop tho thought about ebay but was put off by all the messers last time ive tried selling cars :x it will weigh nearly a ton as scrap but would of kept some bits off it any way as headlamps etc are good its ok structualy but osf wing rusty
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:32 AM

To quote a famous British Actor----Oh Great Sodded Dog :oops: I WANT A RENAULT 11 :wink:

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:29 AM

I had one of those from new, it was a beautiful car to drive as I recall. I eventually sold it to a 85 year old woman! B969 XUR where are you now!

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:04 AM

Can't really add much more than what's been said about this car Eddie, other than the time warp condition. Can't be too far from being a museum piece. The colour is perfect too. There's every chance I have a spare brochure for this car knocking around, I'll dig it up next time I go to my folks. You're also very lucky in the fact quite a few toy models have been made of this unlikely subject for a model. Corgi have done both a 3 and 5 door 1/36 scale and matchbox did a neat 1/60 scale 5 door turbo and blue taxi in the mid 80's, and Majorette did a 3 door with an opening sunroof! I think the fact that it been well represented by the 2 major toy manufacturers is due to the cars appearance in James Bonds ' A view to kill'. I bet there's millions of norev/solido/unbranded 1/43 models out there too.You lucky lucky boy!

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 01:48 PM

I've still got a few toy 11s - two of the big Corgi ones (one beige, one blue - the boots came off both of them!), a couple of the Majorette versions, and a Matchbox 'A View To A Kill' taxi version - I really liked Renault 11s in those days, and this thread's brought it all back! I even taped the launch advert off the telly.....

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 02:18 PM

I've got the Majorette version...

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I'm sure I have a black Matchbox one somewhere too. Funny how it got so much publicity from a View to a Kill as the scene it was in was pretty brief really. Quite memorable though...



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Posted 01 May 2008 - 03:05 PM

Come to think of it---I've got an 11like this onehttp://www.renaultol... ... tchbox.JPG

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:07 PM

That Matchbox R11 looks more like a Tagora at the front! And a 5-door turbo...?

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My model 11 is still reasonably intact, no James Bond style recreations here

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:42 PM

IS THE WHITE ONE A CORGI ELECTRONIC?JOHN

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:53 PM

That Matchbox R11 looks more like a Tagora at the front! And a 5-door turbo...?

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My model 11 is still reasonably intact, no James Bond style recreations here

OT (sorry), but is that the Matchbox Superkings Volvo 245 with the "bounceback" front bumper? Excellent...

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:45 PM

OT (sorry), but is that the Matchbox Superkings Volvo 245 with the "bounceback" front bumper? Excellent...

I've got a metallic red one of those still in it's box!

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:04 PM

I don't think so Welf, but I know the one you mean.I had the metallic red one too. Allegedly I could say 'Volvo' before much else. Probably still about, though IIRC the boot fell off. Mine even had nifty superkings-scale tax disc in the window.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:31 PM

Mine has the tax disc, a pair of reg plates and even a GB sticker (all of which I seem to recall my mother gingerly applying while I was aged about 3). The bumper... It slides in and out, was it supposed to be spring-loaded? If so, mine hasn't been for a large number of years!Back on topic, sort-of, my R11 sports French reg plate stickers, but I think these (and the Belgian ones on the RHD Escort) may well also have been originally supplied with the Volvo

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:40 PM

IS THE WHITE ONE A CORGI ELECTRONIC?

My one has 'Electronique' on the box, but there's nothing to suggest there is anything vaguely electro about it! At the time Corgi where still featuring additional play value with flashing lights, working lights and tail lights when you press the vehicle down (MG Maestro!) and other assorted bleeps and sirens, so there might have been a chance Corgi released an 11 that did have electronic gimmickry. All good fun really.The first editions (circa 1979/80) Matchbox Volvos had bounce back bumpers, but the later ones seem to have lost that spring mount. The sheet of sticky number plates and tax disks were excellent additions. I recall the Matchbox 305 having the same type of sticker sheet.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:46 PM

Sorry about the misunderstanding----I have a white 11 Electronic by Corgi.It was just a model of the real electronic,nothing else,no lights ,buzzers etc

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:14 PM

I thought the Corgi Maestro was never fully released - like the Scalextric job. Must be worth a bit, now.Thanks for clearing up the confusion on the Volvo. Mine definitely had a bouncy bumper. I remember the number plate stickers now too!I'm pretty sure the R11 by Corgi came in maroon too - would be ideal to stick on the dash at shows, Ratdat! (Had a 1/24 scale Opel Senator to serve that purpose when I had a full-sized one).

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