Posts Tagged ‘lecar’

Ragtop Two-Door – 1979 Renault LeCar

November 15, 2015

Economy cars are, for the most part, soulless and boring, but every so often some fun manages to sneak its way into one. Depending on your perspective, the Renault LeCar was in the soulless category, but perhaps you’ve forgotten the spare mounted over the engine, the tremendous amount of interior room for its size, the spartan gauge pod and switch panel for a dashboard, or the optional ragtop. So if you’re willing to reconsider your point of view in light of those facts, check out this 1979 Renault LeCar for sale for $4000 in Eugene, OR.

1979 Renault LeCar 2 left rear



The Voiture – 1982 Renault Le Car

September 25, 2015

As it is somewhere in the vast unwritten RustyButTrusty mission to catalog the majority of the Alfettas on the market, so it is too for Renault’s LeCar. And thank goodness it’s an attainable goal, unlike covering something as common as the Alfa Romeo 164. And for something that was considered a throwaway car by some many people, it’s interesting to see there are a couple each year in very good condition. Another bright note is these were never sold with an automatic transmission – probably part of the key to their demise here – so you won’t get lumbered with a gorgeous survivor running an underdeveloped/slow/recalcitrant drivetrain. Check out this 1982 Renault LeCar for sale for $4000 in New Milford, NJ.

1982 Renault Le Car right front


Le Four-Door – 1983 Renault LeCar

January 9, 2015

AMC/Chrysler has had many a relationship with foreign automakers – Alfa Romeo, Hillman, Talbot/Peugeot, Renault, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, and Fiat. Renault could be considered one of the manufacturers who ultimately didn’t benefit from the relationship, so here’s the last car they imported to the United States before the ill-fated, Motor-Trend-Car-of-the-Year-winning Alliance/Encore – the Renault LeCar. Covered on these pages in the past as a revolutionary super-mini, and significant for Renault, and in Europe, it didn’t fare quite as well as some of the imported competition, including the VW Rabbit and all those “putains Japonais” who ate the French manufacturers’ baguette sandwiches while they weren’t looking. French failure in the American automotive market notwithstanding, there are still some great examples of the great Renault 5 – check out this 1983 Renault LeCar, with bidding currently at $1647 and four days left to go in Roanoke, VA.

1983 Renault LeCar right front