Lot 144 - 1993 Renault 19 16V Phase II
|Odometer reading||98,350 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,480|
The Renault 19 16S (16V in some countries) was added to the 19 line up in the autumn of 1990 and was the only Renault 19 with a 16 valve engine. It had a distinctive air inlet on the bonnet, a rear spoiler, 15” Speedline SL401 alloy wheels, side skirts, twin headlamps, Recaro bucket seats with optional leather trim, four in one exhaust manifold and ABS braking system with optional trip computer, air conditioning and electric sunroof. The ‘S’ is for soupapes, French for valves. It was praised for its excellent handling and rev happy F7P engine, which, along with the advanced Renix ECU, made it faster and more fuel efficient compared to most competitors. The braking system was upgraded to include vented discs as well as an uprated lower suspension setup and front strut bar. Phase II retained the original bumpers found throughout the range but added colour coded tops, rubber inserts, and a discreet lower splitter. Renault claimed an acceleration from 0-62mph of 8.2 seconds boasting 135bhp and a top speed of 134mph.
This Renault 19 16V Phase II is presented with good red coachwork and when first consigned it was fast conceded that examples of these 90’s sports cars are extremely rare and in this condition like ‘hens’ teeth’. This example was delivered new in November 1993 and is accompanied by the original service booklet contained in the original book pack. Having been recently recommissioned, this car is described as being in fine fettle and we are informed it has covered, a believed to be accurate, 97,000 after a clock change which is documented in history file with MoT test certificates in 2016 when the mileage increased due to the new clocks reading before being adjusted correctly in 2019. The history file shows good continual maintenance from new until 2013 and continuous MoT history throughout so the car was always kept on the road, also in the file is the original book pack and an MoT test certificate valid until June 2022. RS Turbo, GTi, GSi, XR3i; the 16V was right alongside these iconic 90’s cars and now an incredibly rare slices of what many appreciate to the golden era of ‘hot hatches.’
Guide Price £6,000 - £9,000
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