I have sold hundreds of classic cars on over about 15 years and maintain a 100% positive feedback rating and maintaining this rating is my priority. Normally, I post 30-40 photos, but the incredibly solid, original condition of this particular 4L demands many more. Every nook and cranny is clean. All original body panels, never any accidents and zero body repairs of any kind. All you see is 100% original steel.
This is a 1984 Renault 4L Trophy. The Trophy is a challenge from France, down through Spain and the north Africa desert to Morocco and back. This particular car was run by a student from ESC Rennes University and apparently, included her sister. The ‘4L et 2 Soeurs’ is a play on phonetics as ‘4L’ sound like ‘Four wings’ in French…so, ‘Four wings and two sisters’. here
The entire floor pan is original and free of rust. Even door bottoms rust free. There is ONE area with a few bubbles on the entire car and it’s just under the right front fender and photographed below. Easy repair. Before this 4L was prepared for the Trophy challenge, it’s clear they found a very original, well-loved car to start with. You don’t want to take a rusty, rickety car on a Trophy Challenge. Stereo/CD player has surprisingly good sound. Original interior and rubber floor mat testifies to the care she’s received. I installed a rear seat, but the back does not fully recline due to roll cage. The seat can be unbolted in 5 minutes.
The Renault 4L is like a mix between an old Land Rover Series and a Citroen 2CV and drives like it too, but neither will drop ‘em like this 4L…won’t be another like it anywhere near you. Even in France people ask me if they can take photos with the car. Lots of little dents and dings, but perfect just the way it is. Paint basically has new shine, even if many scratches and blemishes. The only cosmetic thing I would do, is strip the underside of the floor and recoat, just for preservation. There is one very small rust spot behind the front passenger wheel. Easy repair. That is ALL.
She still has all original factory body stickers, paint code sticker, tags and plaques. Even the super cool ELF sponsored Formula 1 sticker on the back window. I have every reason to believe she didn’t run or drive any better in 1984 than today.
Bullet-proof mechanics. Engine runs like a watch, transmission shift through all gears like new, brakes are strong and perfectly balanced. Everything seems to work except the turn signals. Haven’t looks into this. New battery, starter rebuilt and exhaust manifold gasket. Two sets of wheels with good tires…won’t need to buy tires for several years. All parts are cheap and readily found online. www.leboncoin.fr, www.ebay.fr and many independent suppliers.
I am only selling to continue a charity project in the Philippines called www.wanderbyus.com
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YouTube video of running and driving the 4L: here
I have imported and exported many cars between the US, France and England. I will assist with the process.
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|“Truly the coolest Renault 4L and perhaps one of the coolest French cars! Very solid, accident free body. You will not find better and you will have the most interesting car in your town.” |
| Year: || 1980 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || VF1112800E0039865 |
| Mileage: || 124,531 || Number of Cylinders: || 4 |
| Make: || Renault || Transmission: || Manual |
| Model: || 4L || Body Type: || Wagon |
| Trim: || GTL || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Engine: || 1128 liters || Options: || CD Player |
| Drive Type: || FWD || Fuel Type: || Gasoline |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller || Sub Model: || SUV |
| Disability Equipped: || No || Exterior Color: || Blue |
| Drive Side: || Left-hand drive || Interior Color: || Blue/Plaid |