1978 Renault R17 GORDINI

Technical specifications of Renault R17 1978

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Miami, Florida, United States
Make: Renault
Model: R17
Type: Coupe
Year: 1978
Mileage: 55300
VIN: R1326-6691967
Color: Silver
Engine size: 1647 CC
Number of cylinders: 4
Power options: Air Conditioning
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 5-SPEED
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Sunroof
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

This is a 1978 Renault R17 GORDINI "1326" silver with a red interior. 55,300 miles on the odometer.

INTERIOR: is in good condition, dashboard has one crack, quartz clock hour and minute hands are loose, only the seconds hand works. Good glass all the way around. Steering wheel is not original. Electric soft top works, the vinyl is original shows its age, it hasseveral tears all around. Hard top cover is in very good shape.

EXTERIOR: There is surface rust, some small perforation and blisters in the bonnet, rear hatch and doors bottom lip,paint touch-ups are visible all around done by the previous owner. The floor and the unibody cross members are solid with no visible perforations but surface rust is visible underneath.

MECHANICALLY: The car runs anddrives,the engine has excellent compression,does not leak or burn oil, it's very strong!fuel tank was recently pulled out, cleaned and treated with 'POR15' kit and reinstalled with an original brand new old stock fuel sender, brand new set of injectors were installed and the manifold Air Flow sensor Bosch 'L JETRONIC' renewed, new Bosch fuel pump and fuel lines were also installed, new fuel pump is noisy but it works fine.

Power brakes are in working order;brake limiter corrector valve was replaced with a new OEM "BENDIX" part in order to bleed the lines with new brake fluid, brake pedal feels soft and responsive.

Transaxle shift smooth all the waythrough thefive Speeds,stick-shift is tight and it has very good feeling.

A/C turns on but it doesn't hold the gas, I added a bottle of expensive R12 FREON after running a vacuum test on the system and amazingly the A/C started blowing cold air that it lasted for about one hour, it might be a leak in the condenser, evaporator, or through the old lines, compresor engage and disengage, it has oil and the air dryer is clean.

Wheels and tires are in very good shape, spare tire is new.

This is a complete 41 years old driver original "GORDINI" car needing restoration.

The car comes with clean and clear Florida Title.

I'm including with the car a repair manual, the original owner manual and an original old brochure from 1978 that shows exactly a Gordini with the same trim and color.

Please go through all the pictures and youtube video to see the condition of the car.

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Here is a nice article about this car for someone not familiar with R17 Gordini's:

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