Friday, June 30, 2017

The Renaulty Spot: Collection of Renaults

What is better than a classic Renault offered at an estate/garage/junk sale?  How about a collection of 20 of them offered for who knows how much money.  Find this collection of Renaults offered for an undisclosed sum of money in Monticello along with a 1980 Archer T5 replica for $12,500 via craigslist.  Tip from Munky.

The big question with this "R5 Turbo Replica" is if it is a R5 style mid-engine turbo brute, or just some slow old LeCar with a body kit.  I'd take a decimal place off the asking price if this is just a LeCar...

Take a look in the ad for a collection of other cars...would be nice to know condition and asking price.


  1. But Fonda ain’t got a motor in the back of her Honda!

    This one does but I bet it isn't worth the price of admission.

  2. "FULL R5 Turbo Body Kit, including new grilles!
    Built by Archer Renault in Duluth Minnesota. Was used as advertising
    for their dealership as well a racing support vehicle."

    Sounds like it was build as window candy to get walk in traffic at the dealership, so I would be surprised if there were anything beyond a body kit involved, sort of like those engines speed shops put in the windows that have no crank, pistons, or valve train but a lot of chrome and a fake Hilborn injector on them.

    Seems sort of small for a "racing support vehicle" for anything bigger than a racing pigeon.

  3. That Fuego on the other hand...
    Wonder if it's a turbo?

  4. Was it Jim Morrison who said "common baby light my Fuego"?

    1. I'm not sure...but I'm pretty sure Snoop Dogg said "Rollin down the street, in a Renault, sippin on gin & juice"


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