1905 Renault 14/20 Tourer  Chassis no. 4680 Engine no. 1042
Lot 405
1905 Renault 14/20 Tourer
Registration no. IO 117 Chassis no. 4680 Engine no. 1042
£ 170,000 - 190,000
US$ 210,000 - 240,000

Lot Details
1905 Renault 14/20 Tourer  Chassis no. 4680 Engine no. 1042 1905 Renault 14/20 Tourer  Chassis no. 4680 Engine no. 1042 1905 Renault 14/20 Tourer  Chassis no. 4680 Engine no. 1042 1905 Renault 14/20 Tourer  Chassis no. 4680 Engine no. 1042 1905 Renault 14/20 Tourer  Chassis no. 4680 Engine no. 1042 1905 Renault 14/20 Tourer  Chassis no. 4680 Engine no. 1042 1905 Renault 14/20 Tourer  Chassis no. 4680 Engine no. 1042 1905 Renault 14/20 Tourer  Chassis no. 4680 Engine no. 1042 1905 Renault 14/20 Tourer  Chassis no. 4680 Engine no. 1042
1905 Renault 14/20 Tourer
Registration no. IO 117
Chassis no. 4680
Engine no. 1042

Footnotes

  • Founded by Louis Renault and his brothers Marcel and Fernand in 1898, the company that would become France’s biggest automobile manufacturer started humbly enough, with a solitary 1¾hp De Dion-engined prototype, the sprung rear axle of which would soon be copied by many contemporaries. Production at the Billancourt factory was soon under way on a large scale, demand for its products being enhanced by the performance of Renault cars in the great inter-city races so popular in France at the turn of the 19th Century.
    From the outset Renault engineering was of the highest quality and the arrival of multi-cylinder models really put the company on the map. By 1904 Renault was building its own engines: large-capacity fours at first, followed by the AX twin that later developed into the AG, famous for its WWI role as the ‘Taxi de la Marne’. Messrs Renault Frères exhibited five different models at Olympia in 1905, ranging from the twin-cylinder 8/12hp AX to the four-cylinder 35/45hp model. The 14/20hp was powered by a conventional, four-cylinder sidevalve engine of a little over 3 litres capacity, and featured the traditional Renault ‘coal-scuttle’ bonnet, rear-mounted radiator, semi-elliptic suspension and a three speed gearbox.
    This 1905 Renault 14/20hp tourer has been in the current owner’s hands for the past 22 years and for the immediately preceding 12 years was owned by another Veteran Car Club member. ‘IO 117’ enjoys ‘grandfather’s rights’ and has successfully participated in - and finished - getting on for 30 VCC London-Brighton Runs without any failures or ‘hesitations’, a quite outstanding achievement. Finished in Burgundy with black leather upholstery, this wonderfully original Renault tourer is presented in full working order in every respect and offered with current MoT certificate and Swansea V5 registration document. A good 4/5-seater car, ‘IO 117’ affords the prospect of ‘turn key’ Veteran motoring and many more successful Brighton Runs in the hands of a fortunate new owner.
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