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    The very likeable Fred Parker of the UK Classic Renault Club has allowed the Classic and Sports Car journalists loose on his Caravelle - exactly like our Kenyan car if we'd taken the top off.

    They almost got it right I reckon, and it's worth a read. They didn't appreciate the charm fully, not to mention ride, brakes and comfort, and decided in favour of a Triumph Herald convertible. But then few UK motoring people have been exposed to rear-engine Renaults I guess.

    Fred must have sorted the door latches, for they didn't remark about them....

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    Must've been the best Herald in the universe! I certainly doesn't sound like it would have been a typical production version.
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    A pommie journalist like a French car nuh. Well not since John Bolster???......... gees I've forgotten his surname but he had a 4CV. If no one else comes up with his name I'll look I'll look it up tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Must've been the best Herald in the universe! I certainly doesn't sound like it would have been a typical production version.
    It creaked a bit apparently. Perhaps it was the "quaint and local battler" factor. It's a bit like an Australian Classic Car journo preferring an FB Holden to something decent I reckon. I guess the Herald range was clever in its way, given they were denied pressed steel bodies, and they did have a good turning circle at least...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    A pommie journalist like a French car nuh. Well not since John Bolster???......... gees I've forgotten his surname but he had a 4CV. If no one else comes up with his name I'll look I'll look it up tomorrow.
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    John Bolster it was - Patron or President of the Renault Owners Club for years and prolific writer for Autosport/Motorsport if I recall. He was seriously supportive of French motor engineering. When he died, a bit more than 20 years ago, his 750 was left to the club - I have photos of it in Robin Redrup's garage from a trip there 20 years back.
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