This is how the text on the Renault folder starts in the 70s, and now after 50 years you still have to pay attention to the road when you see it coming in the rear-view mirror, because you want to view and check this beautiful classic for longer.
By: Dirk de Jong
Renault was the first to equip series cars with 4 disc brakes, so reliable maximum and smooth braking power. It had a closed cooling system and a bright, smooth engine. Surprisingly economical and exceptionally good comfort, was it already a car of standing then?
Rob is a wildly enthusiastic teacher who likes to dive into the garage for key fun after his busy work. His plans for this Renault 8 were not realized, it would be a very rare appearance, so it is good that he tells his own 'histoire'.
A nice story
Rob: “In the end I bought the Renault at Renault garage Dijkstra in Leeuwarden, where it was previously intended to end up in the Renault collection. I thought the Renault 8 was a fantastic model and could hardly contain my enthusiasm. Fortunately, I did make an agreement that I would be called first in the event of a sale. The plans were changed, there had to be space where, to my great surprise, I was still called to come to business. The sale was quickly closed with as a bonus for me a whole series of Renault 8 parts, and what was also special: The guarantee certificate from the first owner when it was bought in 1970 was included. I must admit that the Renault 8 then waited 8 years for my attention. I did buy a 1400 Gordini engine and double webers before. ”
Class car with performance
Rob: “You already understand, I was definitely planning to make it a Renault 8 Gordini with more power than the production car. Yet I gradually found out that it was quite a shame, an automatic R8 is after all rare, and certainly because it works fine. It makes more sense to drive and enjoy it. ” The choice to keep the Renault 8 completely original can be a re-experience of how drivers drove 50 years ago on the road. The modern technique of the past is now the old technique of the past and isn't that part of the charm ??
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