Just flicking today and saw this...
All the metal on car and classic and I really love this.....
Thought you meant an Audi - I have an irrational dislike of Audi products especially for some reason R8's, so was delighted when I clicked the link - a very cool old bus!
Oddly, I didn't twig the Audi connection until this morning! I share your views on them...
I just have a love of old Renaults since a kid...the first car I drove was an R3, the first I crashed was an R8!
I have a real affinity for old Renaults having lived only three doors away from a Renault dealer as a kid in the late sixties and early seventies. My dad had a 10 and two 12s. I learned to drive in the first of his 12s (a TL) and subsequently went on to have my first crash in it
Wouldn't want one now though
I think, Rob, that the scratch has to be itched!
my dad ran R4s and a 6 as work cars...did you know you can get a 3ft JCB digger bucket in a Renault 4?
My mums R9 was the first car I did 100mph in..downhill in France! My brother's R16 had the most comfortable seats I have ever sat in in a car, but it did stink of fuel.
I don't know, but I think I see them a "honest" cars. Being half French probably helps.
Talking Renaults, my old man had a new R5, 40 plus years ago when I was a kid. I was busy "customising" my Own Mk1 Escort so used to borrow his car at the weekends when back from college as mine was off the road. While showing off my driving skills to a young lady late one night I Managed to lose it in the wet, spun it 180 and slid it sideways into a fence at about 50 MPH, just had a wee dent on the front wing as the plastic crap they had stuck to the doors did a grand job of protecting the body work. He used it for work and used to log his mileage every day accordingly. After my first "weekends use" he went ape cause i had done like 300/400 odd miles just spinning around The small highland town where we lived. I soon worked out how to disconnect the speedo with a small spanner as the drive off the gearbox was easy to reach. Would run 50 miles on it Friday evening then run without Speedo for rest of the weekend before reconnecting it late on Sunday evening - hes still none the wiser at 88 Years old*whistle*.
When i was little my father had company cars which he was not allowed to take abroad but my mother had a bright red Renault Floride. My father built a trailler for it and the family (5 of us with me aged 3) then drove off to spain in it. I remeber stopping for spaghetti hoops cooked up at the roadside on the Mulsanne straight. I can still pick out the exact spot weirdly.
later on she had a Renault 5 with which we towed a decrepit caravan all the way from Antwerp (where her sister had it stored) to St Tropez. I loved the column change especially.
Learned to drive in Dad's Renault 6TL mid 70s
Passed my test in a Renault 4 van. Happy memories driving around UK and France. Enjoyed the link!
Ya see? Renaults, Proper Renaults, are happy, honest cars!
#5. R16 claim to fame? Had a different wheelbase each side as torsion bar suspension ran across the car and each side needed clearance. Hence wheelbase varied by the thickness of the torsion bar. (what a useless fact to remember when I can't recollect names or things that happened last week)