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Prototype Renault 4 sur base BX GTI du film "Rien à déclarer" - NO RESERVE

Reference Number 127393

as of 5/23/2011

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Known History

In his Ferrari 348, the man has just hurtled past a 504 pick-up when a strange Renault 4 catches him up and races with him at breakneck speed, driven by two customs officers who signal to him to slow down. You remember this scene from ?Rien à déclarer?, in which Dany Boon and Didier Poelvoorde are at the wheel of a ?body-built? Renault 4 fast enough for the do-badders to be grabbed by the collars. Although the car is not, as the helpful assistant indicates in the film, equipped with a supercharged Alpine engine, it relies nevertheless on a reinforced BX GTI platform with an engine of almost 140 horsepower. This mechanical arrangement presents the advantage of having hydraulic suspension, which allows the car to drop down like a prototype or rise up to cross the beet fields. The bodywork, meanwhile, comes from a 4L transformed into a two-door and equipped with essential sports-car features such as wider wings, spoiler, air intake and aileron. Inside, OMP bucket seats and a dashboard with round dials welcome the driver (or is that pilot?)

 

The job of producing this very special car was entrusted to racing driver Jean-Claude Lagniez, who started working as a stuntman in 1976 alongside Rémy Julienne. After appearing in several films and doubling for Roger Moore in James Bond, he started Ciné Cascade in 1985. Since then, he has surrounded himself with a team of experienced drivers and a series of films, stunts and pursuits of all kinds has followed. In 2003, they won the prize for the best vehicle stunt at the famed "Taurus World Stunt Awards", in Los Angeles.

 

The car produced for the movie ?Rien à déclarer? was therefore made with all the skill and competence of an experienced team. Although the appearance was important for the requirements of the film, the whole car needed to be solid and reliable for safety purposes, making it anything but an amateur job.

 

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a film car and, more than that, a ?souped-up? version of the Renault 4, which has just celebrated its 50th anniversary: what a birthday present!

 

The car is sold without additional costs. The whole of the purchase price will be paid to the Fondation de France according to the wishes of Dany Boon and Pathé Distribution.