Petrolize Posted May 19, 2020 Share Posted May 19, 2020 Some of you may recognise the car, and its up for sale again. https://www.gumtree.com/p/renault/1994-renault-safrane/1373082712 Throwback to simpler times in 2014, no Trump, no Borris, no corona. I had the car as a daily, was a great car, efficient and reliable, but it just wasn't me, and I decided to sell the car. It took the longest time ever to sell, maybe I paid more then I should've, maybe it was at an awkward stage, when it was just an old car, but not yet a classic. That said, first person to come and view, brought it. He then kept it around 4 years, and it resurfaced for sale on retro rides, sadly it had been in a bump, he had managed to loose the thick pile of service history, and it had been used daily, parked on the street etc, short MOT and was a little worse for wear. It then paased few a few owners since, at one point it was off the road while the owner sourced an exhaust for it I believe. https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/206298/1994-renault-safrane-manual-sold Interestingly despite having been passed through hands for under a monkey each time, each owner seems to have treated it fairly well , even the current one looks to be in a posher part of town, nice flagstone driveway etc, but recon it could easily fall into the hands of someone wanting to run it to the ground, and at this age, it could easily be written off as scrap to an over zealous MOT tester. Can I buy it now? No, no space. Would I like it in the future? Maybe. Would I like it to go to a shitter and find a bit more of a forever home? Yes The car was registered to Renault UK who owned it a year, during this time was when it featured on TV. The Safrane features as the police drive it up to The Swan hotel in Lavenham to arrest Lovejoy After that it was picked up, presumably with a generous discount, from a Renault dealer in London, it went on to lead an easy life with the same owner for just under 20 years. It lived on Prothero road and for a while showed up on streetview being washed by the chap who owned it, since then the cameras been through leaving no trace of the Safrane, just swanky 4x4s and beemers. If no one wants it at least I can say I (sort of) tried, Iliked it but having an old car back might never be the same, and even if nothing comes of it, was satisfying to write its history down, since if I dont no one else will. Pictures are from the road it lived on in London, and my time, the seats were as comfy as they look! strangeangel, rainagain, Dabooka and 17 others 19 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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