1986 Renault 4 GTL

Wonderfully original UK market 4 GTL from long term ownership and storage showing just 21,993 miles believed genuine - find another!?

Supplied new by Northgate Motors of Canterbury on August 1st 1986 to a Mrs Stansbridge this delightful, later model Renault 4 model comes in GTL guise, and is finished in cream. Under the bonnet, we find the peppier 1,108cc 5-bearing ‘Sierra’ water-cooled four-cylinder engine mated to four-speed manual transmission driving the front wheels.

Showing just 21,993 miles from new, this time-warp example has spent much of its life in storage.  The first owner kept the car for four years before trading it back into Northgate Motors for another Renault where-upon it was sold to its 2nd owner, one Mrs Briggs who looks to have used the car very sparingly until 1995 when it was garaged, remaining thus until it passed to her nephew in November 2010 from whom our vendor acquired the car.

The car was brought back to Hereford and carefully put into storage once again (although this was not the original intent) where it remained for the next ten years until being pulled out and recommissioned with many new parts including clutch kit, exhaust, shock absorbers etc passing its first MOT since 1995 with no advisories at all.

An absolute delight to behold, and immediately lovable when behind the wheel, the car sounded great and felt tight and eager when we moved it around for these shots and video.  In addition, so intrigued by the car were they, that Kelsey media came and shot the car for two features, one online, a Classic road test - https://classicsworld.co.uk/cars/renault-4-road-test/ and another for print in one of their upcoming publications.

The history file includes the V5C showing just three previous keepers to our vendor, part old V5, old tax disc from 1992, owner’s pack and the warranty book. This records one stamp at 1,383 miles in October 1986 by Northgate garage and service booklet showing three stamps at 5,726 miles in July 1987, 11,622 miles in Sept 1988 and 16,827 miles in July 1989 again, all by Northgate, a booklet celebrating 50 years of the R4, period sales brochure, news paper article road test on the R4 from 2011, current MOT as mentioned and copy old V5C from when our vendor purchased the car.

Wonderfully original and unmolested, this cracking R4 is ready to be enjoyed and would be welcome at many up-coming event, raising a smile and interest wherever it goes. If you look inside, you will spot some lovely period maps and brochures which have remained in there since 1989, so unspoilt is this car.

Documents:  V5C; copy old V5C; owners manual; service book; brochure; newspaper article; MOT Dec-22 with no advisories

For more information contact - [email protected]

Reg No: D353JKP
Chassis Number: VF1112800G0510569
Engine Number: C116567
Engine Size: 1108

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £11,000-13,000

Lot 31

Lot ended

Wednesday 16/02/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£11,872
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