2002 Renault Avantime

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2002
  • Mileage 
    52 169 mi / 83 958 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    254
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

"So commonplace is the SUV now, with nearly every manufacturer offering a model, it could be easy to forget that this popular sector of the car market started in 1998 at the Paris Salon with the Matra-built Espace concept. The development cost an eye watering 1.4bn FF or €285m in today’s money. This original design was to become the Avantime, a genuine mould-breaker that offered a luxurious and spacious interior, enhanced with an ingenious double glass roof and pillarless side glazing. It is easy to see what Renaults design project manager meant when he said “we want someone walking around the car to be continually astonished”
This example presents extremely well in the rare colour combination of purple with a silver roof and is complemented with an ivory leather interior. This low mileage example benefits from Renaults well-proven and highly capable 3.0 litre, V6 engine and enjoys the models elevated driving position with its commanding view of the road. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until September 2020, the leather file for this iconic car contains the service history, various bills and receipts. Also present are the remote control for the stereo and copy of the workshop manual. Offered at no reserve, this stunning car represents an affordable opportunity to own an important part of motoring history."