- Year (modern cars): 2002
- Mileage (miles): 97000
- NCT expires: Aug 2017
- Transmission: Manual
- Fuel Type: Petrol
- Registration: Irish
- Full Name: Ross O'Mullane
- Phone: O86 I73I83I
- County / State: Dublin
- Country: Ireland
- Subscriber to Irish Vintage Scene or Retro Classics magazines?: No
- Listed: November 26, 2017 11:47 pm
- Expires: 13 days, 14 hours
This is one of a handful remaining of one of the most unique production cars ever built. The exterior styling wows the crowds and turns heads wherever it goes, inside the car is palatial and one of the most comfortable drives you’ll ever have. Top Gear loved this car when it came out placing it ice-cold on their wall of cool, saying it was the “coolest car money can buy”
Features include the longest ever door on a car, making access to the rear theatre seating (higher up) nice and easy, and a button for “grand air” mode where the glass roof and all the windows drop down making the car a semi convertible. This is a cherished car that is already a classic and will certainly increase in value. Similar cars are selling in the UK for twice the price.
This will suit a collector or someone who likes a bit of flash for not so much cash. The engine runs smoothly, and the car glides along the motorway, however the gearbox needs work hence the discounted price (it is a laguna gearbox btw so shouldn’t be problem)
From another website: Renault wowed the crowds and the motoring press with their 2+2 Coupe GT MPV concept when they revealed their Matra inspired styling exercise at the Paris Motor Show in 1998. The concept, by Patrick Le Quement, was boldly taken into production largely unchanged. Featuring design ahead of its time, the Avantime was packed full of luxuries, safety features and advanced engineering. Highlights included unique double-hinged ‘kinematic’ pillarless doors allowing easy access to the front and rear seats (even when tightly parked), the world’s largest opening glass sunroof at the time (a full 1m/sq of opening roof) featuring strengthened heat-reflecting glass, theatre seating (rear positioned higher than the front), galvanised steel chassis with aluminium upper structure, a cavernous 530 litre boot, xenon headlights, a ‘grand air’ button which simultaneously opened all pillarless windows and sunroof, and finally a 2 litre turbo engine. NCT’ed until end of Aug 2017.
This car has been resting since June.