12 Rare Renaults Are Heading to Auction This Week
The crème de la crème of Renault cars is up for grabs this week.
A collection comprising 12 of the French marque’s finest models has just been listed for auction without reserve on Collecting Cars. The online sale, which is due to wrap up Sunday, March 13, will be open to global bidders and features an array of modern classics from Renault’s 123-year history.
The auction house says each car in the heritage fleet has been fastidiously maintained, with typically only one or two previous owners. All are offered in “ready to drive” condition and come with very few miles on the dial.
A clear standout is the 1977 Alpine A110 1600SX, which was the final version of the beloved French “Berlinette” sports car. This particular model, which was previously part of a Spanish rally champion’s collection, was upgraded with Weber 45 DCOE carburetors that allow it to produce 150 hp from the inline-four. The Alpine Blue beauty was also treated to a full paint restoration in 2016 and is presented in pristine condition. Bids are sitting at $59,249 at the time of this writing.
Another highlight is a mint-condition 1985 R5 GTL Supercinq, purchased by Renault UK directly from its first and only private owner, which has covered only 21,717 miles from new and has some 27 services on record.
Also on offer is a 2005 Clio V6 Phase 2 that was actually a former Renault press car. One of just 18 UK examples to be finished in Liquid Yellow paint, it has just 15,000 miles on the odometer. As such, bidding is expected to be extremely competitive. In fact, a comparable Acid Yellow model recently sold for a record $118,026 on Collecting Cars.
In addition, the collection includes three generations of the Clio in RT, Grande and Dynamique guises, along with a 1997 Sport Spider, which was the very first car to wear the Renault Sport badge.
You can peruse the full collection here. Happy bidding.
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Source: Robb Report