Weekend Edition – An incredibly rare Renault 5 (Le Car) 5-Door on Craigslist

1981 Renault Lecar Convertible Black Top (Classic) 4 speed - Google Chrome 3162014 10900 AM.bmp

Welcome to the Sunday Edition of the Redusernab Weekend, where I find incredibly odd cars available for sale, and see whether or not you are amused by my choices (or not…) The Renault 5 came to America in 1976 and was renamed Le Car by American Motors Marketing, and promptly distributed the diminutive economy car through AMC’s 1300 dealers nationwide. The car was restyled (just a bit) for the 1980 model year, with the 5-door making it’s debut in 1981. The Renault 5 (Le Car) was discontinued here in the states during the 1983 model year when the AMC Renault Alliance was introduced. So, is this Renault Le Car for you?

1981 Renault Lecar Convertible Black Top (Classic) 4 speed - Google Chrome 3162014 10920 AM.bmp

Wow, a 5-door Renault 5… Not very many were sold on this side of the pond, and few have survived. This one needs to be put on life support (That is My opinion), but according to the listing:

1981 Renault Le Car Convertible Black Top (Historic) No inspection required for Historic Car. Collector Project Car 4 Speed (Red exterior Red interior Black Clean Dash Board) hatch back. Seats will need to be completely reupholstered. Car turns over but wont start right now! Needs TLC Needs work! Odometer recently stopped working at about 40 miles ago 87,878 miles. Great on gas 40 mpg Good tires new hoses, new gas filters, new belts, new clutch, new brakes Nice CD manual included!

1981 Renault Lecar Convertible Black Top (Classic) 4 speed - Google Chrome 3162014 10927 AM.bmp

1981 Renault Lecar Convertible Black Top (Classic) 4 speed - Google Chrome 3162014 10943 AM.bmp

The seller of this Le Car insist on serious buyers only, and no scammers. I’m sorry, but this Le Car is in such serious need of major help, the asking price is a ridiculous $1,500. Are you serious? Time for a reality check… The car doesn’t currently run, it needs major interior work, parts are going to be nearly impossible to locate… Sounds perfect for Project Car Hell. See the listing here if you’re tempted.

1981 Renault Lecar Convertible Black Top (Classic) 4 speed - Google Chrome 3162014 10936 AM.bmp

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