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RENAULT 4 with Renault 5 Gordini Alpine engine Reduced reserve

Sale price: £3,101.00 make an offer

Seller's notes: The body and chassis are in excellent condition – its never been welded and does not need it but the body panels are a mix of colours and some have some light surface rust. Underneath there's little surface rust which could do with treating now before it takes hold but there are no holes. The engine was rebuilt by Derek Flavell of Renospeed with many new parts including liners and pistons and it has been fitted with new heavy duty van shock absorbers and new Michelin tyres…

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Year:
1985
Doors:
5
Mileage:
8,250
Engine:
1,397
Power:
93
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RENAULT 4 with Renault 5 Gordini Alpine engine Reduced reserve for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.05) based on 707 votes

 I bought this Renault 4 in May 2014.   It had already been converted with a 5 Gordini Alpine engine but the conversion was poor.   I took it to Derek Flavell at Renospeed in South-east London who has done several of these conversions in the past.   He advised that the engine needed rebuilding and that the brakes and gearbox needed to be changed. The engine was rebuilt with many new parts including liners and pistons. The brakes were completely changed for discs from a 4GTL and the gearbox from a 4GTL was also fitted. I sourced NOS heavy duty van shock absorbers. van anti-roll bars and an excellent used bonnet. together with some used doors. Derek made a custom stainless exhaust system. New Michelin Energy 165 65 13 tyres were fitted. This did not come cheap – I am not expecting to get back what was spent…

The body and chassis are in excellent condition – its never been welded and does not need it but the body panels are a mix of colours and some have some light surface rust. Underneath there's little surface rust which could do with treating now before it takes hold but there are no holes. The windscreen has been scored by a previous owner in order to fit a mirror and really needs replacing. I did source a replacement and will include it if I can find it.  

I have carefully run the engine in – the oil was changed at 1000 miles and now it has done about 1800 miles since it was finished in December 2014.   It passed the MOT without any advisories and it is current to June 2017. Its great fun to drive though the exhaust is pretty fruity… It gets to 100mph very quickly! Which certainly surprises a few drivers.   In  theory it would do 126mph in top before running out of revs… The Renault 5 Gordini Alpine was claimed to produce 93 bhp.  


It is in South Wales near Ebbw Vale and can by appointment be viewed in Bristol too. Please ring 0797 104 3290 to arrange a viewing.


Payment is by cash on collection only with a Paypal or bank transfer deposit of £500 within 24 hours of the auction end.  I could also deliver for the cost of the petrol and return journey to most of the UK.

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Gary Wilson, dated 01 february 2020
Hi, is the car still for sale please?

from Jon Fitzgerald, dated 20 october 2018
do you still have this vehicle ?

from Jon Fitzgerald, dated 20 october 2018
do you still have this vehicle ?

from Jon Fitzgerald, dated 20 october 2018
do you still have this vehicle ?

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