When you consider collectable motors worth nearly £100,000, you’re more than likely to think about modern-classic Ferraris, elegant Aston Martins and racy Jaguars.
However the most recent vehicle auction world record has actually simply been set for a Renault Clio – though no normal variation.
This second-generation Clio V6, a two-seat hot-hatch variation of the modest French supermini, has actually simply been purchased by a collector for an incredible £90,000, which is £17,000 more than the previous record rate spent for among these automobiles.
It’s rate was enhanced by its low mileage, included additionals and a heritage that consists of serving as security vehicle in the Clip Cup series, including on the hill climb at the Goodwood Celebration of Speed and a finest Clio V6 reward.
Just how much for a Renault Clio? This 2004 example with 17,000 miles on the clock has actually simply been purchased for a brand-new world record of £90,000
The distinct efficiency vehicle cost the impressive hammer rate on Tuesday through online market Collecting Cars.
The record-breaking Clio is among the minimal edition hot hatches constructed by Renault throughout 2 generations from 2001 to 2005.
Just 1,309 road-going examples of the 2nd edition were made in overall in between 2003 and 2005.
What partially makes this example so important is that it has simply over 17,000 miles on the clock – less than 1,000 miles annually considering that it was constructed – along with a thorough service history, with the motor took care of specifically by primary dealerships and Renault experts.
And it will definitely standout in a glimmering garage collection, with this specific example completed in eye-popping ‘Acid Yellow’ – a paint choice used as an unique i.d. (Person Style) Metal Pearlescent Impression choice and is extremely difficult to discover, with just 8 right-hand drive examples in the color out of 21 worldwide.
This is no normal Renault Clio, however. It is a second-generation variation of the Clio V6, a two-seat hot-hatch integrated in minimal numbers by the French brand name
The distinct efficiency vehicle cost the impressive auction hammer rate on Tuesday through online market Gathering Vehicles
The vehicle includes a ‘Total Leather Load’, which is an uncommon choice fitted to simply 18 automobiles internationally that expense £3,900 when it was brand-new some 18 years earlier
The body colour is matched by a ‘Storm Grey’ leather upholstery as part of a ‘Total Leather Load’, which is likewise an uncommon choice fitted to simply 18 automobiles internationally that expense £3,900 when it was brand-new nearly twenty years earlier.
This unique interior pack consists of leather door card inserts, a leather engine cover, leather gaiters for the equipment shifter and handbrake, a leather-covered wheel, and light grey Alcantara for the headlining and windshield pillars.
Rather of having the engine in the front like the traditional Clio, these scandal sheet hot hatches include a mid-mounted 3.0-litre V6 gas. This suggests it has no rear seats, with rear guest gain access to eliminated in order to slot the powerplant into the chassis.
The 255bhp of power created by the engine is sent out to the rear wheels through a six-speed handbook transmission.
Integrated with a light-weight body, little in regards to electronic driving help and very little bulk over the front axle – provided there’s no longer an engine there – the Clio V6 was infamously challenging to drive, suggesting lots of were crashed, particularly in damp and dicey conditions.
The record-breaking Clio is among the minimal edition hot hatches constructed throughout 2 generations from 2001 to 2005. Just 1,309 production examples of the 2nd edition were made
What partially makes this example so important is that it has simply over 17,000 miles on the clock – less than 1,000 miles annually considering that it was constructed
Rather of having the engine in the front like the traditional Clio, these scandal sheet hot hatches include a mid-mounted 3.0-litre V6 gas. This suggests it has no rear seats, so the powerplant can be slotted into the vehicle
This vehicle boasts a renowned history, having actually been utilized as the security vehicle to support the 2005 Clio Cup series – a single-make champion for budding racing chauffeurs.
In the very same year, the Clio starred at the Goodwood Celebration of Speed where it was piloted up the hill-climb path by previous F1 chauffeur Patrick Tambay.
It was likewise the straight-out winner of the ‘Finest Clio V6’ reward at the 2016 Origine RS, which is the UK’s biggest event of V6 Clios.
At launch, the Stage 2 Clio V6 was the most powerful hot hatch readily available. With an additional 25bhp over its predecessor, it might run from 0-to-62mph in 5.8 seconds and reach a leading speed of 153mph.
The 2nd instalment of the vehicle likewise had a longer wheelbase, broader front track, firmer suspension and the addition of stiffer subframes, brand-new bump stops and longer routing arms for enhanced handling.
This specific example completed in eye-popping ‘Acid Yellow’ – a Metal Pearlescent Impression paint choice that is extremely difficult to discover thinking about just 8 right-hand drive automobiles had it
The body colour is matched by a ‘Storm Grey’ leather upholstery
Its light-weight building and absence of weight over the front end made the Clio V6 infamously challenging to drive, suggesting lots of were crashed, particularly in damp conditions
At launch, the Stage 2 Clio V6 was the most powerful hot hatch on sale. With an additional 25bhp over its predecessor, it might run from 0-62mph in 5.8 seconds and reach a leading speed of 153mph
Discussing the record-breaking vehicle, Edward Lovett, creator of Collecting Cars, stated: ‘Low-mileage examples of the Clio V6 are ending up being more difficult to discover, and this specific vehicle represented a most likely unrepeatable mix of extremely uncommon colour, complete leather interior, and exceptional history.
‘It would be reasonable to state this outcome exceeded anybody’s expectations, which goes to reveal the power of auctions for collectible automobiles, due to the fact that there is no limitation to how high the bidding can go.’
Gathering Vehicles likewise holds the world record price for the Clio V6 Stage 1, which stands at £62,540.
The online auction platform likewise held the previous Stage 2 record at £73,000, set in 2015. That vehicle had simply 980 miles on the clock in overall and is among just 18 automobiles provided to the UK in ‘Liquid Yellow’.