We've posted Fuegos before, including one very low mileage example, but this one is the nicest we've seen in a long time.
So, this may be the best Fuego that will ever come up for sale; but we must wonder why the mileage is so low. Whatever mechanical failure might have taken it off the road, it's claimed to be a nice runner now and we see now evidence of fire damage. That's all good news.
Bidding hasn't started yet with an opening bid of $6,500. If you must have the nicest Fuego possible (and we certainly wouldn't buy one in poor condition), this should be worth it to you. Of course, you might want to seek psychiatric help, too. Okay, okay, we must admit we love it.
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Lakeland, FL, USA
$6,500 with ZERO bids, reserve not met and 5.5 days to go
American youngsters won't know the diamond badge, but Gen X and older know Renaults. Mostly, we were taught to avoid buying them. Note the small turbo badge.
From this angle, you start to see the finned, black plastic that occupies the belt line of the Fuego.
Yes, there's a lot of that plastic. Overall styling here has aged fairly well - it was pretty awkward at the time and now seems a bit more classic. Yes, that's another small turbo badge.
Okay, this angle is just awkward. Of course, that means we love it.
Rear reveals that awesome badge and even more finned, black plastic.
Layout is pretty standard for a French car. Note the desirable manual shifter.
These seats look quite supportive for the day and the cloth should grip nicely.
Back seat looks so new that it may never have been used to conceive Franco-Americans.
C-stack reveals obligatory 80s boost gauge and classic, two-shaft radio.
As with all hatchbacks, storage space if ample and goes to impressive with the seats folded down.
Here's the mighty 1.6L I4 turbo. Things are pretty clean under the hood.
CELEBRATING THE START OF OUR 10TH YEAR MAY 1ST !!!
LIFETIME ONE OWNER FLORIDA CAR - LOW MILE SURVIVOR
1982 RENAULT FUEGO TURBO COUPE
35K original miles
Just arrived, this ultra rare Renault is the only one we can find in the USA for sale.
Purchased new by a senior citizen in Lakeland, Florida in 1982, every one of the
35K miles was driven by the one owner. Now in his late 80's, he has decided to
thin down his car collection. For the collectors looking for a rare 1980's model,
here you go. Now it is ready for its new owner to love and pamper.
Always garaged and pampered, this car is a great example
of Renault's cult turbos from the 1980's...
This car very nice original paint in its factory Red. Factory original
Gray velour & vinyl bucket seat interior and door panels.
Original dash, carpet and headliner.
Factory alloy wheels and older radial tires. We have a new set of tires on order.
This lovely car has been well cared for by its prior owner
and will look great in your new garage...
The car is equipped with the factory 1.6 Liter Turbo four cylinder engine
with factory five speed manual transmission.
Cold factory air conditioning
Body has no accident damage ... the underside is as nice as the top !!!
Garage kept, pampered and serviced, this car could not be nicer.
This car has been refreshed, detailed and ready to drive or show.
FEATURES AND OPTION INFORMATION
EVERYTHING WORKS INCLUDING THE CLOCK!!!
100% laser straight, rust free sheet metal
Very nice but not perfect original factory Red paint
Original Gray velour & vinyl interior & original door panels
Ice cold factory air conditioning
Very nice bumpers, cladding and soft trim throughout
Original 1.6 Liter fuel injected Turbo four cylinder
Original AM/FM stereo and speakers
Factory alloy wheels & older radial tires - new set on order
35K garage kept miles since new
Value in collector cars is all about the right color combination and original condition.
I deal in low mileage, original cars & trucks... This is truly a fine example of Renault's rarest !!!
As a full time business, I buy original, low mile classics to keep, refresh, or restore and sell.
Inspections prior to auction end are not a problem and are encouraged.
ORIGINAL MILE TITLE IN HAND
My vehicles are fully repaired and refreshed, ready to drive on arrival.
No dealer repairs their cars like we do. We charge more money for
our vehicles but we make the repairs so you don’t have to. Please
visit our website “About Us” tab to understand what makes us different !!!
Call to work out a buy it now. Asking price means just that !!!
I SPECIALIZE IN LOCATING PRISTINE CLASSIC CARS.
EXCELLENT HISTORY OF CAR EXPORTS FOR OUT OF COUNTRY BUYERS.
SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ME ON
MY CELL PHONE - 863-xxx-xxxx
Inspections are welcome. The car is for sale locally and if sold, the auction will be canceled.
Please remember, this is a 34 year old car.
I am representing it as accurately as I can based on my knowledge
and have tried to give as much information as possible.
It is being sold without warranty and as is...
It drives and handles like brand new !!!!