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Acid Yellow v6 - £85k



rctempire

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Silverstone auctions selling it - https://www.silverstoneauctions.com...ault-clio-v6-255-phase-2?el=19406&pn=1&pp=100

Lot Number - 630
Make - RENAULT
Model - CLIO V6 255 PHASE 2
Registration Number - V6 YEH
MOT Expiry - 23/03/2022
Chassis Number - VF1C61U0631733896
Engine Number - F167937
Transmission - Manual
Body Colour - Acid Yellow




"This lot will be auctioned via Silverstone Auctions, The NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2022 on Saturday the 12th of November - Sunday the 13th of November, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT. , Once dubbed 'the World's smallest supercar' by Evo Magazine, the Renaultsport Clio V6 255 remains a motoring oddity if there ever was one. Renault took a big, Laguna derived 3-litre V6 engine producing 255bhp and 221lb/ft torque, dropped it in the middle of the short Clio chassis, hooked up a rear-wheel drive system and mated it to a 6-speed manual transmission. If that wasn’t enough, it looks like they then injected styling steroids into the bodywork to give it that wide, aggressive stance and put it out to the world in 2001, with the Phase 2 being revealed as an even sharper variant in 2003.Early models had a reputation for spikiness on the limit, but the car became more refined with time and later V6s managed to be both usable and better to drive than earlier models. Both guises (230 Phase 1 and 255 Phase 2) stand out on the road with levels of charm achieved by few other cars - and rising prices suggest the market didn’t take long to catch on to their value as drivers' cars. At the time of its release, the Phase 2 was the most powerful hot hatch ever made. Only 1,309 Clio V6 255 Phase 2s were built for the global market with only 21 of them being specified in Acid Yellow, with eight of those 21 making their way to the UK. It is an undeniably early 2000s look with the bold colour scheme, but with such a bonkers car it seems to suit it and make sense. A Phase 2 Clio V6 is a rare car at the best of times, but to be one of just eight cars ever to come to the UK in this colour combination stands it above the rest, especially considering its covered just 13,250 miles at time of consignment in the hands of its four previous keepers. For a car that’s moved so little, the history file is meticulous including lots of invoices for work and maintenance undertaken, most recently in March 2021 when it received a new cambelt, pulley kit and water pump, fitted by East Bilney Garage at a cost of ?1,348. There is also the Renault embossed leather folder and service book accompanying the various invoices. Presenting in very good condition, representative of the low mileage, the paintwork presents well, as does the interior showing it has been looked after and cherished from day one. Once described by Evo Magazine as one of the greatest cars Renault have ever offered, the Clio V6 is very quickly (and deservedly) achieving cult status and must be worthy of a slot in any serious collection. With its stunning colours, low mileage, and quintessentially French design, and signed by the Clio V6's designer, perfectly encapsulating the essence of modern mid-engined motoring 21 years ago, will no doubt make this a classic in the future."


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Chocice

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  Clio 172
Credit where credit is due mind, that’s probably the best V6 rep I’ve seen. it will absolutely never sell for 20k though 😂
it's like buying the celica based fake Ferrari (who are you trying to impress)
 

andy_con

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  clio 182
hasnt that yellow v6 been for sale at that price for about 5 years, has it actually sold to anyone yet?
 

MarcB

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  Too Many
To be fair the Yellow "Fake" V6 is prob worth more in parts if they are genuine Renault parts (bumpers, side pods Side skirts etc)
 


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