Thursday, December 23, 2010

1982 Renault Le Car (R5) "Sport"

Just a quick post today.

This is interesting. This is a LeCar "Sport".

It has a number of unusual and desirable features, including the 3 lug Renault sport wheels, sport seats, a Formuling France steering wheel, tach and air conditioning. The most desirable of all, and something I've never seen before, is the roof mounted spoiler.

The body of this LeCar is not perfect. There's quite a bit of visable rust and I suspect there's plenty of hidden rust, too.

The parts alone are well worth the $500.00 asking price, but it would be great to see someone take this car on as a restoration project. If I had the room, I would....

Located in Great Neck, NY, click here to see the eBay listing.

6 comments:

pickles said...

Keep posting these Renaults. One day, the right one will show. You're right though, this one has some good bits: A/C, 'nice' seats, tach, good wheel.. it looks as if that's where it's best. Dang to I want one! Thanks!

pickles said...

Here's another for sale.. from the Renault Club US, "I have a 1980 Renault R5 Le car For Sale in great running condition. Sliding rag top needs new vinyl. Original rally orange. 5 speed. Black interior. No rust. Located in Marin county Novato California.
Email or Contact Ross 415 883-1530
Price Negotiable."

No rust.. needs some brake work, but this guy can actually do the work before sale- for any R-5 freaks, this one has some real potential.

Chris Keen said...

Nothing makes a car sporty like A/C!

rrshadow2 said...

What a Find! If this car was close to me I would be All over it! I've owned several Le Cars and R-16s in the past, quirky and Yeah nobody except YOU is going to work on it, but they're so much fun!!

Sandee said...

LOL! I just bought this car last week! It still needs some TLC, but pretty great! :)

Anonymous said...

That was my first car back in the late 80's, and mine was a retired rally car that was run on Mt Washington in NH. I adored that car, I could drive it standing up with the roof open. It went between trees! I got it for $1 (the law in NH) and my dad sold it years later when I joined the army, for $1....