Lot 278 - 2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 Privilege

Lot 278 - 2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 Privilege

Lot 278 - 2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 Privilege

Lot Number 278
Registration P30 AVT
Chassis Number VF8DE0T0626358364
Engine Number F135017
Odometer reading 96,300 miles
Result Sold - £5,121
  • V6 engine with very rare factory manual gearbox
  • Limited edition car No. 336
  • From a private collection

The motoring press were truly wowed by Renault's advanced MPV Coupé Concept when unveiled at Paris Salon in 1998. Remarkably true to the original design, the 'Avantime', built by Matra, was a genuine mould-breaker that offered a luxurious glass cabin with ‘Theatre’ seating, pillarless side windows and a full panoramic sliding glass roof. The view of the road was commanding and the performance sufficient to ensure that A and B Roads were navigated swiftly with great poise and grace.

This top-of-the-range V6 Privilege is particularly unusual in that it features an original six-speed manual transmission. Paintwork is a bright metallic ‘Illiad’ blue with silver roof-rails and optioned with the opulent 'Bridge of Weir' leather upholstery. This 'limited edition' car number 336 also boasts factory satellite navigation and the all-important metal plaque in its original presentation box along with certificate, Renault letter and deluxe design book. The previous keeper had owned the Avantime for almost half of the cars life with Renault main dealer servicing all the way up until 2017, presenting superbly. The current vendor acquired the car from us in 2021 and has insured it has been maintained as it should. Residing in the current owner’s private collection, this Avantime is offered with both original keys, along with a comprehensive history and the personalised registration number. Historics are very pleased to offer such a well specified, example and, as with these most eclectic of motorcars, they are gaining popularity and represent an elegant and astute addition to any motoring aficionado’s stable.

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. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. 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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