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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    If this is now the official R12 appreciation thread, I better put up a pic or three of my old Trojan now residing in the new owners back yard wasting away

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    Nice Virage, J-Man. Shame about the new owners though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REN TIN TIN View Post
    Hey Mr. Moderator,

    Maybe we need to move this to the Renault model specific sub-forum.
    The Koleos boy are probably lonely in there all by themselves.
    Boo hoo hooooooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
    Nice Virage, J-Man. Shame about the new owners though.
    She actually put it on Gumtree with her other R12 a while back because she's just not in a position to do them up. If only I had more room so I didn't have to sell a car to buy another
    Apart from a rusty door and boot lid, the rest was very rust free, including mint front guards. Lots of good bits on it too, like tumble weed burning Narva H3 headlight conversion, Pedders re-valved front shockers with lowered coils, R17 sway bars and radiator, Dunlop mags etc.

    Lots of fond memories with that car.
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    Probably taken off the road because it's illegal, the accelerator pedal rubber is missing.
    I've always liked the later Virages with the quad headlights and the Dunlop mags are the duck's guts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REN TIN TIN View Post
    Probably taken off the road because it's illegal, the accelerator pedal rubber is missing.


    Speaking of pedals, that shot is before I put my R17 pedal rubbers and metal trims on. Very fancy
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    This is pretty.

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    Thought a few of you R12 lovers might like it. I'm getting so much stuff come up on falsebook
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    I'll try to find a picture of the yellow Virage ute conversion I saw for sale in Unique Cars a few months ago. Bloke in Queensland wanted 4,500 for it IIRC.
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    The ute is/was owned by Denis Caplet from French Car Care. It has been built using mechanical R17G bits. So it goes pretty well being lighter than a normal car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    The ute is/was owned by Denis Caplet from French Car Care. It has been built using mechanical R17G bits. So it goes pretty well being lighter than a normal car.
    Yes that would have to be Denis' car, unlikely to be two yellow R12 Utes in Queensland.
    It's a wagon that was converted to a ute, and done pretty well too.
    Don't know how it would handle with extra power up front and very little weight at the back.
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    stumbled on this, for the R12 lovers..

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    googled me into this fantastic shot of a late model 12



    Hats to the photographer! standing on the outside of a corner like that with ye' old things running toward them.

    How cool are those phat rear arches. I have seen a couple now set similarly, I suppose there was a panel one could buy back in the day? Actually more likely it was just the thing to do to fit the wheel I suppose. Anyway, awesome.



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    I bet the photographer had sneakers on (Dunlops) for a quick get away.
    In France you can buy the flares for the 17, so I suppose there would be flares (wings) for the 12's to make them fly....
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    For that angle on the first image, I reckon they would have nearly been laying down, or at best heavily squatted down. They were heavilly committed to that position.

    I hope there was a tree near.

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    Stumbled across this on Pinterest. Man they look fabulous like this

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    Exactly!

    Lack of bumpers make-ith the car Oh and those rear arches help too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Stumbled across this on Pinterest. Man they look fabulous like this

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    It's a Dacia so it's probably got the 810 (or a version there-of) motor.
    The R15/16/17 were not sold in Romania so there weren't any 807 motors to be had unless they're from another country.
    But still looks good in the Gordini blue with the R12G stripes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    googled me into this fantastic shot of a late model 12



    Hats to the photographer! standing on the outside of a corner like that with ye' old things running toward them.

    How cool are those phat rear arches. I have seen a couple now set similarly, I suppose there was a panel one could buy back in the day? Actually more likely it was just the thing to do to fit the wheel I suppose. Anyway, awesome.


    That "late model 12" as you put it is a real Gordini and those flairs are genuine Renault accessory as listed in the R12 Gordini parts book.
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    They where genuine parts? Imagine heading to the dealership with a modern cheap 4dr car and inquiring..

    "Why good afternoon"
    "Good afternoon Sir"
    "Yes Good afternoon. Now listen, I want to go rallying. Perhaps you have some kind of body accessories I can attach to my sensible 4dr saloon car to allow an increase of tyre width and keep the scrutineers of my back. "
    "Why yes Sir of course Sir. Just one moment whilst I confirm the part number.... oh yes here it is... oh yes there is one in our Western Australia store, let me just call them and secure you it for you. Say, perhaps I'll call you the day after next when they arrive?"
    "Oh! Jolly good show shop keep. Why yes that would be splendid"
    "Wonderful, Ta taaa for now"

    What a Mysterious and wonderful time you all grew up in.

    I mean David, let me borrow your set to make moulds from

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    Yes, back in those days after racing our Gordinis we could even celebrate success with a few drinks while watching live music at a bar in Sydney.

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    This is really sounding more and more like some kind of Utopian future.

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    How many manufacturers even then produced a "hot up" manual telling how to set up 12/15/17 for motor sport. Of course Renault did. It had "Performance .......something" in the title. I have several photo copies and a few parts translated into English.

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