1962 Renault Floride

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Mileage 
    73 203 mi / 117 809 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Country VAT 
    AU
  • Chassis number 
    004516S
  • Lot number 
    550
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1962 Renault Floride
Year: 1962
Make: Renault
Model: Floride
Body: 2-Door Convertible
Odometer: Indicating 73,203 miles
Engine: 1.0L inline-4
Transmission: Manual
Colour: Red
Seats: 4
Description/extras:
- Floride S convertible series
- Single year of 'Production'
- Factory right-hand-drive
- 100-point masterful restoration
- 4-speed manual transmission

Presenting in Trinidad Red over a burgundy interior, this factory right-hand-drive example is in outstanding condition for its age. Limitedly produced, this S badged convertible series of the Floride featured the R-1092 badge and are incredibly rare due to a single year of production.

In the late 90's it was subject to a complete ground-up restoration during which the interior, exterior and engine were completely refreshed. Showing only 73,201 miles on the odometer, its paintwork presents in excellent condition and the interior is superb. The engine bay and undercarriage are spotless; a testament to the quality of the restoration and the meticulous maintenance of the vehicle.

Pairing a 1.0L inline-4 with an all-synchromesh 4-speed manual transmission, this Floride is a pleasure to drive. The engine was rebuilt, and the driveline refreshed during the restoration process, giving the car a tight, precise and sporty feel.

The unique, yet charming design of the Renault Floride has rendered it a collectable classic in today's market. Its outstanding condition both aesthetically and mechanically, this example would be a complement to any collection.

Built to compete with the success of the Volkswagen Beetle in the United States, the Renault Floride was launched at the 1958 Paris Motor Show. It was designed by Pietro Frua at Ghia and was an instant upon its release. With very few produced in right-hand-drive, the charming looks and drivability of the Floride has made it highly desirable and a truly collectable classic.

Chassis: 004516S

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1912

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