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    Default Definition of optimism? Dealer ask, $3K Renault 750

    A dealer in RAdelaide has listed this late model Renault 750 Thriftmaster for $3K. It looks like they found a box brownie in the glovebox, used that to take the pics, then had the Perutz film developed.....

    http://www.autosellusedcars.com.au/s...lt-4cv750/3024

    For a laugh, click on the video. It'd be interesting to see the dealer declaration on the odo reading :-)



    For some reason the rego plate rings a bell with me, I'll have to see if I've got a pic of the car in happier times.

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    As we say "if you don't ask you don't get" and "you can always come down in price, you can't go up".

    Love the discribtion on video, wonder if they actually watched it before they posted it, sounds like they talking about a different car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    As we say "if you don't ask you don't get" and "you can always come down in price, you can't go up".

    Love the discribtion on video, wonder if they actually watched it before they posted it, sounds like they talking about a different car.
    Maybe its the volkswagon tail lights that make it worth the $3000 asking price
    If you've got too much traction, you haven't got enough horse power ...




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    Quote Originally Posted by 27of85 View Post
    Maybe its the volkswagon tail lights that make it worth the $3000 asking price
    Of course thats it. $3000 for a pair of VW tail lights and get a free Renault.
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    Hasn't been registered for a while. That number according to EzyReg doesn't exist. Maybe it's a WA car ? I can't see the SA on the plate.
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    Perhaps they throw in the A30 as well. I will never forget the big end noises on tired A30s...

    Looks as if it is in one of those old brick walled, narrow but deep buildings on Adelaide CBD streets.

    Flash wheels and hubcaps for a Thriftmaster...

    Thanks Simon.
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    That is definitely SA plates, prob reregistered about 69/71. WA had U## onwards when plates were mostly 3Alpha/3Numeric N# plates.

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    The ad says "only 100 or so sold".
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Hasn't been registered for a while. That number according to EzyReg doesn't exist. Maybe it's a WA car ? I can't see the SA on the plate.
    As you say, it just hasn't been registered in a while, so the plate drops off the records. There are a couple of old stickers on the car, a round one from the mid 1990's, and what looks to be one of the old transfer ones on the front door.

    Quote Originally Posted by ipb205
    The ad says "only 100 or so sold".
    Really?
    I'd say the implication is that only 100 are left. More than 1000 760's were sold in the first 18 months on the market, and the 750/760 was quite a brisk seller in the 1950's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    As you say, it just hasn't been registered in a while, so the plate drops off the records. There are a couple of old stickers on the car, a round one from the mid 1990's, and what looks to be one of the old transfer ones on the front door.



    I'd say the implication is that only 100 are left. More than 1000 760's were sold in the first 18 months on the market, and the 750/760 was quite a brisk seller in the 1950's.
    We have something like 100 in the Renault 4CV Register of Australia (which someone might correct), but the number keeps increasing as things keep emerging from sheds. In France it is more like 1000 and I suspect we have more than the UK.

    If I recall correctly, 1951 was the peak sales year.

    For those who don't know, the 4CV was the first car in France for which production exceeded one million.

    Now, how many are "Thriftmaster" or "Affairs" (Business) economy models, I don't know. Few I imagine.

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    I was in Adelaide last week with friends and we looked at this 4CV, though not that closely, I admit. We actually thought it wasn't a bad car at all, the best part being that it appeared no-one had done anything to it. Sure it was old and unattractive, but if you looked past that, the panels were all straight and there wasn't much, if any, obvious or significant rust. We felt that if you intended to make a nice looking car out of it (i.e. spending a lot of money and time), you could do a lot worse than this car, because it was honest and hadn't been bodgied up. The door rubbers were missing on one side, probably because they had dissolved into black toffee and the interior was forgettable. Judging from the prices on the other cars in the yard, we guessed the price would be negotiable. There can't be many unmolested 4CVs left, so we reckoned up to $2500 tops.

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    They get some ripper classics in that yard but their optimistic pricing leaves them often sitting on the lot for months and months. More like a classic car storage facility with the option for people to buy if they're really keen.
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    Yes, that yard used to be a well regarded classic car specialist for many years. The owner retired and sold the site. The Autosell group looks to have given up on the normal used cars they had there, and have filled it up with classic (and not so classic) cars again.
    Adelaide seems to have been taken over by Autosell yards lately.
    I go past the yard daily, so I'm just going to have to look at this one for giggles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    We have something like 100 in the Renault 4CV Register of Australia (which someone might correct), but the number keeps increasing as things keep emerging from sheds. In France it is more like 1000 and I suspect we have more than the UK.

    If I recall correctly, 1951 was the peak sales year.

    For those who don't know, the 4CV was the first car in France for which production exceeded one million.

    Now, how many are "Thriftmaster" or "Affairs" (Business) economy models, I don't know. Few I imagine.

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    As an elaboration, the Australian Bureau of Statistics for registrations of new motor vehicles that I have on hand for the 1950s gives the following figures.

    Prior to 1951, Renault registrations were not separately recorded. From 1951 on they were recorded in a number of different categories.

    1951 January-June Under 11hp. 986
    July-December 7hp 2460
    1952 7hp 902
    1953 7hp 770
    1954 7hp 1366 (includes one 'open' 7hp. Perhaps a 'decouvrable'?
    1955 750 1610
    1956 750 1180

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