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    Default Steve Swan's 8G for sale in the UK

    Lots of nice details on this car.

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    For Sale Renault 8 Gordini R1134
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    Can't be a genuine car. 1134's only had 1108 engines in 1965 as I understand?
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    What about the damage on the left front guard from shunting the Escort out the way. Last corner of the last lap, that's not the way to make friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    Can't be a genuine car. 1134's only had 1108 engines in 1965 as I understand?
    R5 Alpine/Gordini Engine, and no "353" gearbox. But definitely the right way to race a Gordini.

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    This seems to be the second time it's come up for auction recently - or was the last time a "for Sale" ?
    Beautifully built car.
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    This Renault 8 Gordini was registered new on 22nd May 1965 by Renault Main Dealers, Harrowside Motors of Blackpool. Used by the Managing Director until Mr John Woodward Clarke purchased the car from them on the 14th September 1966.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
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    HISTORY FILE
    This Renault 8 Gordini was registered new on 22nd May 1965 by Renault Main Dealers, Harrowside Motors of Blackpool. Used by the Managing Director until [B]Mr John Woodward Clarke purchased the car from them on the 14th September 1966.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Lots of nice details on this car.

    For Sale Renault 8 Gordini R1134
    Steve stepping out of the transmission-building business is quite a loss. But we all "get over" things and he commented that he's pretty much out of the parts supply too.

    Great car for the right person to buy. Pretty reasonable price I reckon.
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    I thought it was a pretty good price too. Especially considering all the mods.
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    But the car's far too noisy for the occupants to hear that speaker under the left tail light.

    It sounds fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    But the car's far too noisy for the occupants to hear that speaker under the left tail light.

    It sounds fantastic.
    What occupants, it's only got one seat.

    Excuse my ignorance but where's the radiator?
    It's not in the back (the dinky little radiator under the tail light is the oil cooler) and there aren't any water pipes in the front boot. Is it horizontal under the floor somewhere?

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    Radiator is front mounted. The panel is cut out and can be seen behind the advertisement if you look on the HR Photos.

    It could lie horizontal, mine is like that as well.

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    Hi,

    The only critique that I can give is that the silencer bracket is fastened to the bumper bracket and does not move with the engine and could cause strain fractures on the extractor, unless there is some movable joint inside somewhere.

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    Steve and Liz, who both drive it.

    Quote Originally Posted by REN TIN TIN View Post
    What occupants, it's only got one seat.

    Excuse my ignorance but where's the radiator?
    It's not in the back (the dinky little radiator under the tail light is the oil cooler) and there aren't any water pipes in the front boot. Is it horizontal under the floor somewhere?

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