The Renault Collection

The Renault Collection

The first collection sale of 2022 on Collecting Cars represents a remarkable assembly of modern classic Renaults. These cars were all previously part of the Renault UK heritage collection, which was subsequently acquired by a dealer, and they are now offered to enthusiasts around the world.

UPDATED 14TH MARCH: Bidding closed last night after some fierce battles over many of the lots. A total collection value of £407,765 was achieved.

The collection included notable popular models from Renault’s history, including the R4 GTL and ‘Supercinq’ R5 GTL, as well as three generations of the Clio in RT, Grande, and Dynamique guises. An impressive contingent of Renault performance cars was also on offer, from a 1997 Sport Spider - the very first car to wear the Renault Sport badge - through to a 2015 Megane RS 275 Trophy-R.

The cars are almost exclusively very low-mileage and highly original examples, with the older cars having been acquired to join the collection with typically only one or two previous owners. Having formed part of an active heritage fleet, they have been fastidiously maintained, and all are offered in ‘ready to drive’ condition.

Among the highlights is a 1977 Alpine A110 1600SX, which represents the last model in the classic A110 line, in this case upgraded with Weber 45 DCOE carburettors to extract up to 150bhp from its rev-happy inline-four. Previously part of a Spanish rally champion’s collection, it has been cosmetically restored, and is now in superb condition.

Also present is an astonishing example of the 1985 R5 GTL ‘Supercinq’, which was purchased by Renault UK directly from its first and only private owner. The car is in genuine ‘time warp’ condition with just 21,717 miles from new, and is also accompanied by outstanding documentation of its mileage, with 27 services on record.

Finally, a superb example of the Renault Clio V6 Phase 2. Collecting Cars has recently beaten its own world record for a sale of this second generation model, with an exceptionally rare Acid Yellow car finding a winning bid of £90,000. The former Renault press car is one of just 18 UK-market examples in Liquid Yellow, and has just 15,000 miles on the odometer, so bidding is expected to be extremely competitive.