Lot 220 - 1907 Renault 20/30 Tourer
|Estimate||£90,000 - £110,000|
|Result||Sold - £72,800|
- Coachwork by Roi des Belges
- In very good running condition
- UK Registered
A simply stunning early large engined five litre Renault. This car is in impeccable condition having been carefully conserved & maintained over several decades by the current owner who is now ready to part with it due to his advancing years. Draped with brass wherever one looks, the spectacle is a real eye full.
The engine at just under five litres capacity starts easily and runs beautifully. An electric starter is fitted but it’s easy to swing it on the handle with recourse to the decompression lever. The gears are four forward speeds in a sequential gate with reverse being found by pulling the lever upwards.
The Renault has a light patination and was featured prominently in the Mr Selfridge series. It sits on Warland detachable rim wheels, a spare of which is mounted to the running board. Splendid brass lamps adorn the front of the car and an assortment of other period lamps are found in the appropriate locations along with some modern lights for safe night-time running which could easily be removed. A Phares Besnard acetylene generator is mounted to the running board.
The interior is nicely worn buttoned maroon leather with red carpets. A full length hood easily unfurls for inclement motoring. This is a big powerful Edwardian car that compares well as a sort of Gallic Silver Ghost. It is easy to drive and a pleasure to run along B roads in. Formerly part of the renowned Sword collection this wonderful example will enhance any serious collect and is ready to be enjoyed by its new custodian.
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