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186 - 2003 Renault Avantime Dynamique

 
 
 
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Registration HV03 ENW
Chassis Number VF8DEOU0628021209
Engine Number C001001
Odometer reading 69,700 miles
Estimate No Reserve

Renault's 2+2 Coupe GT MPV concept wowed the crowds as well as the motoring press when revealed as a styling exercise at the Paris Motor Show in 1998. So much so that the concept was boldly taken into production largely unchanged. With design 'ahead of its time' the Avantime this flagship was packed full of luxuries, safety features and advanced engineering. Highlights included unique double-hinged 'kinematic' pillarless doors allowing easy access to the front and rear seats, the world's largest opening glass sunroof at the time featuring strengthened heat-reflecting tinted glass, theatre seating (rear positioned higher than the front) and a 'grand air' button which simultaneously opens all pillarless windows and sunroof at the press of one switch.

At close of play, only 4,557 Avantime's were built. BBC's Top Gear positioned the Renault Avantime at 'Sub Zero' on the 'Cool Wall' stating it was cooler even than the Aston Martin Vanquish and "the coolest car money can buy". Despite this just 450 cars sold in the UK.

This 2003 2.0 litre Turbo Dynamique was specified in Iliade Blue with silver aluminium roof rails contrasted with black half-leather interior. First Registered to 'Renault UK Limited' like most were, Renault Croydon sold this example to its current registered keeper in 2006. Receipts in the history file show several thousands of pounds spent on general maintenance and upkeep across the years with Renault specialist Paul Sage of Alpine Autos, London and today the car has covered a meagre 69,700 miles.  The six-speed gearbox makes for frugal cruising while the turbo gives the car nimble performance despite its size and all in all a bright and very rewarding driving experience. When you overlay the GT flare and performance with such limited production numbers, we believe that the Avantime possesses all of the hallmarks for collectability, future investment and thoroughly enjoyable classic ownership.