1983 renault le car




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  • With that in mind, have a gander at this Renault R5, known to American Francophiles as the Le Car. Now, this isn't a mid-engine R5.

    By the mid 's, Americans were just getting used to the ideal of a small car. The first fuel crisis of the early part of the decade would warm.

    History of the logo. The Renault logo has an interesting history. During the First World War, the company successfully produced light tanks. In connection with the popularity of the company's tanks, the leadership of Renault even changed the logo, placing in it the image of his tank. But the tank on the emblem was not delayed for a long time, in 1923 a well-known form of diamond appeared. However, this is not a diamond - it is a trace from the tank.

    Your Renault 5 and Le Car First thing I did was take off the Le Car decals, not a big fan. I love driving it Competed at the SCCA Runoffs in Finished 3rd.

    1983 renault le car

    1983 renault le car

    Diesel versions arrived in November , mostly completing the range. Sales in Canada continued until , when production of the first generation Renault 5 came to an end. Archived from the original on 13 August The suspension is also surprisingly soft and pliable for a featherweight car with smallish wheels at the four corners, even as we drive through a railroad crossing.

    1983 renault le car

    1983 renault le car

    1983 renault le car

    1983 renault le car

    1983 renault le car

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    There are few cars that had such vastly different fortunes in Europe and America than the Renault 5, or the Le Car as it was known here. Arriving on our shores at the tail end of the oil crisis, the Le Car was immediately given a set of nerdy sealed-beam glasses to wear, in addition to the obligatory bumpers that doubled as benches.

    By the time the feds were through, the tidy, chiseled appearance of the 5 was transformed into something from the bad old days of AMC, complete with performance-draining emissions equipment. But what if we had found the Renault 5 in its unaltered form a decade later, just as it was getting good?

    1983 renault le car

    The answer to that question sat in front of me in a field in rural Pennsylvania, in the form of a recently imported European-spec Renault 5 TL from This car was found in a garage in Poland with a little over , kilometers on the clock, where it sat unused for about a decade. Marvin McFalls, the president of the Renault club in the U. The little car sprung to life pretty easily and McFalls agreed to buy it over the phone, sight unseen.

    Don't try this at home, folks, even with adult supervision. It would be a stretch to say that the second-generation Renault 5, known back home as the Supercinq, looks significantly different from the first-generation Le Car.

    1983 renault le car

    But the body and chassis were completely redesigned for the model year, even though at first blush the 5 merely looks like it had received new bumpers and a new front fascia.

    While the first-generation U. With less than 2, pounds to move around, all powerplants were said to be adequate, with even the smallest unit capable of getting the car up to 78 mph. The redesign saw the Renault 5 grow in length and width, adding some room to the cabin for the benefit of front and rear passengers alike, with the number of trim levels increasing as well.

    The 5 boasted mpg figures that surprise even today, managing better than 40 mpg highway in most models. Perhaps the biggest mechanical change was the adoption of the transversely mounted engine configuration, one that was now available in the Renault 9.

    1983 renault le car

    Rear window wiper and defroster, that's about the only options it really has. The second-generation 5 came in a wide variety of trim levels, with only the TC cars having a smaller engine than our TL in the form of a cc unit.

    Our example instead has a 1,cc inline-four good for 47 bhp. Since these are figures that we normally associate with motorcycles, vintage motorcycles at that, I was curious to hear just how the car behaved in our tranquil, uncongested East Coast traffic in the year McFalls drove this car up from Tennessee just days ago, which was soon after it had received a fresh repaint and some mechanical tweaks.

    CAR IS SOLD- 1983 Renault 5 Turbo 2 for sale - Detailed closeups 1



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