Lot 219 - 2005 Renault Sport Clio V6 255 Phase 2
|Odometer reading||44,200 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £32,000|
|Result||Sold - £27,000|
At the time of its launch in 2003, the upgraded Phase 2 Clio V6, 3 litre was the most powerful serial produced hot hatchback in the world with 255bhp. Based upon the Phase 1 engine, its extra performance was helped with assistance from Porsche. Although based on a utilitarian hatchback, the Clio V6 is not a practical family car. The loss of the back seats and most of the boot space, due to the engine placement, results in a severe restriction in luggage space - there is only a small space in the front where the engine used to be, suitable for a holdall or weekend groceries, a small netted area behind the seats plus a small stash area under the bootlid. The Clio V6 Phase 2 gained even more weight, but offset it with an additional 25 horsepower resulting in the 255bhp. This resulted in a reduced 0-60mph time of 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 153mph.
We are delighted to offer this modern classic supercar that is finished in the attractive Illiad Blue metallic finish with contrasting dark grey leather upholstery. Externally, this Renault Sport includes specially designed aerodynamics and body styling that includes body coloured rear spoiler, titanium coloured side air intakes and is finished with a set of 18-inch Oz alloy wheels. Mechanically, the Renault is of 2946cc engine capacity with a six-speed manual gearbox. Amongst many features that you may expect with a motor car of this year, include, the ABS (anti lock brakes) and EBD (electronic brake distribution) plus a heat reflecting windscreen, rain sensing windscreen wipers, rear screen wiper, automatic lights, double optic, adjustable Xenon headlights and a Thatcham 1 alarm/immobiliser. The interior is most attractive with Alcantara seat and steering wheel inserts, door trims and the centre console. Body coloured inserts are also featured in the steering wheel, dashboard and centre console. Unique to this particular Renault Sport is the numbered plaque and embossed Renault Sport logos. Steering wheel controls, cruise control, a six CD multi-changer and a multi function trip computer also feature. Renault recommended services every two years, however, the service records show that from 2010, services have been carried out on an annual basis. The history file includes every MoT test certificate recorded to date and includes a driver's handbook. We are informed that the Renault will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate for a new owner's peace of mind. This is one of the last Phase 2 Clio V6 255 built by the Renault Sport division and was limited to 500 examples. UK supplied and registered, this righthand drive model is becoming hard to source, especially in un-modified condition; a true modern collector's item.
Please note: In addition to the recent cam belt service, the water pump has been replaced and a new MoT test certificate accompanies the Renault and, importantly, comes with nil advisories.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.