Sunday, June 21, 2020

1980 Renault R5 / LeCar - Are They Becoming Collectible?

This has already been posted on Barn Finds. Their post can be found here.

I'm just posting this because it's an R5 / LeCar. I've posted quite a few of them here. I've owned a few, too. They have a bad rep in the U.S., but mine were reliable and fun to drive.

This one supposedly has just under 40,000 miles on it. It has the very desirable sunroof. The seats are not original, but seem to fit well and look comfortable.

All-in-all it looks to be in decent condition (I see quite a bit of surface rust), but would need some work to be perfect.

Here's the interesting thing... This car has been bid up to $4,050.00 with just under 4 days to go on the eBay auction. Yikes! Are these now becoming collectible?

I'll be interested to see what it sells for. I wonder what my Black Beauty Edition would have been worth if I had kept it?

Located in North Hollywood, CA, click here to see the eBay listing.

1 comment:

pickles said...

I was watching that one like a hawk. With minimal info, lots of visible rust but attributes like the decent color, sunroof and tasty seats, it had potential. Sold for $4500. QUITE shocking. I figured I'd pay that for a perfect example but a rusty one... yikes. I guess I'm upping my budget for my dream car.