1998 Renault Spider

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1998
  • Mileage 
    14 mi / 23 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    VMKAF0HP517696187
  • Lot number 
    219
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

UK-supplied, right-hand drive Sport Spider with just 14,500 miles from newFinished in sparkling Titane Metallicwith black Recaro bucket seatsA highly collectable quirky sports car with only 1635units produced and just 60UK carsDesigned with a dual purpose as both a race car and road car, 148bhp weighing just 930kgA superb example in outstanding condition with associated paperwork and full service historyThe Renault Sport Spider was designed as a dual-purpose sports car with both road and race use in mind. Powered by the 148bhp, 16v four-cylinder, engine, which was first seen in the Renault Clio Williams and also used in the original Megane Coupe 16v. Given the relatively light weight of this car, that's enough to make it very fast indeed. Rest to 60mph takes just 6.9 seconds on the way to a maximum speed of 134mph. Take a seat behind the wheel and you instantly know that this car means business; quite simply it's more race car than road car. With a single aluminium bar dominating the dashboard, there are only three dials set into a central pod on the dash and they don't include a speedometer, onlya rev counter, oil pressure and water temperaturegauges. To complete the sports car feel, there are body-hugging Recaro bucket seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and adjustable pedals enablingthe driver toachieve the absolute optimum driving position. The doors meanwhile, pivot up to open, arguably practical butcertainly distinctive.The Renault Spider Cup seriesran for several years as a support to the BTCC and produced a number of drivers who went on to greater things. Jason Platowon 11 out of 14 races in the inaugural year of the UK Spider Cup and in 1999, Andy Priaulxbeat Plato's record of eight successive race wins in the Spiders by taking a clean sweep of 13 wins in all 13 races.The Spider model was unfortunately discontinued after only a year and a half of production, with a total of 1,635 examples manufactured. For the UK, only 60 right-hand drive examples were sold and the remainder of the cars went to the German and French markets.Manufactured in 1998 and first registered in the UK in February 1999 this lovely Renault Sport Spider isin excellentcondition and has covered only 14,500 miles from new. It's finished in sparkling Titane Silver metallicwith black half-leather Recaro sports seats, a combination that really suits this quirky little French fancy and isaccompanied by a detailed history file containing invoices forregular maintenance, MOTs, V5c etc. anda lovely Sport Spider aluminium presentation folder containing the original manuals etc.The car starts on the button and is reported to perform reallywell, fast and agile as per the original design spec. Offered with anMOT valid until20 September 2021, this is avery rare opportunity to acquire a special little sports car rarely seen on British roads that is sure to be the talking point of any classic car show.You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location Monday to Friday between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact our office on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail contact Steven on 07500 040422 / [email protected] The health and safety of both our customers and team remain the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.1999 Renault Sport Spider (RHD)https://youtu.be/1BBVdu08iVwfalse