1968 Renault Caravelle Convertible

 1968 Renault Caravelle Convertible

1968 Renault Caravelle Convertible

Registration KFX 246F
Chassis Number 0136140
Engine Number 37759
Odometer reading 16,500 miles
Estimate £13,000 - £17,000
  • UK specification
  • Restored example with huge amounts of money spent
  • In very good condition throughout

For a decade from 1958, the Caravelle was made for the English-speaking market by Renault. In France, the model was named the Floride and the idea was conceived really as a competitor to the successful Volkswagen models of the era. The engine was to the rear and in 1964, power was upgraded to 1108cc with a top speed of 89mph, and the Caravelle became a contemporary to the Triumph Spitfire. The Renault is now of course the rarer of the two sports cars, possibly due to the occurrence of the dreaded tin worm, but the retro Gallic styling is as attractive now as it was in the Sixties.

This wonderful example is presented in blue coachwork with a brown interior and was registered new to the UK on 2nd May 1968. Previously restored, the Caravelle has also been treated to a recent refresh to the tune of circa £20,000! Reported to be in very good order throughout this Caravelle drives as it should and is also fitted with disc brakes all round. Offered with a sizeable history file containing maintenance invoices, sundry bills, and the UK registration document. This is a very well presented and rare example, especially in right hand drive UK specification. Consigned by Daniel Godin

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