Lot 281 - 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege

Lot 281 - 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege

Lot 281 - 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege

Lot Number 281
Registration HK02 XPC
Chassis Number VF8DE0T0227206874
Engine Number F138542
Odometer reading 106,770 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £6,339
  • One private owner from new
  • Top of the Range V6 Privilege
  • Limited Edition car No. 40

Renault poured a staggering 1.4bn francs (€285m) into development of the world’s first MPV coupé following the reveal of the Concept in 1998 at the Paris Salon. Remarkably true to the original design, the 'Avantime', built by Matra, was a genuine mould-breaker that offered a luxurious cabin with ‘Theatre’ seating, pillarless side windows and a full panoramic sliding glass roof. 452 were sold in the UK, half being two litre Turbo ‘Dynamique’ models, the rest were specified with the highly capable three litre V6 engine and called ‘Privilege’.

Our Avantime is a top-of-the-range V6 Privilege with automatic transmission, specified in bright ‘Illiad’ blue with black leather upholstery and satellite navigation. 'Limited Edition' car Number 40 has had one private registered keeper since being sold by Renault UK in 2002. The car is reported to present superbly with performance to match. Automatic gearchanges are described as seamless - there is a recent receipt for a gearbox oil change and the owner has volunteered to have the car MoT tested and serviced ahead of the auction. There are several other service receipts in the history file along with V5, owner’s leather zipper-wallet (containing owner’s manual and supplements) plus both original keys.Historics are very pleased to offer such a well specified, top of the range Avantime which must be one of the finest currently available examples in the UK.

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.

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