1965 Renault 8 Gordini 110030.000-50.000 EUR - Estimate

1965  Renault  8 Gordini 1100

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Monegasque title
Chassis no. 502517

- Rare 1100 version
- Original specification
- A true motorsport icon

Reference Number 618235

as of 7/6/2020

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Artcurial - Monaco  Contact  Location
Hôtel Hermitage Square Beaumarchais  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Monte-Carlo
98000 Monte-Carlo  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
Monaco  Mobile    Country  Monaco Monaco
Overview
Car 1965 Renault 8 Gordini 1100
VIN 502517 
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Known History

An icon for an entire generation, the R8 Gordini is often summed up as “the school for champions”! Once the “wizard“ had laid his hands on it, the worthy R8 became an affordable car for racing, with which the best drivers of the time earned their spurs.

The car presented here, one of the last 1100s, was registered on 13 November 1965. Only 2626 were built before the 1300 was introduced in 1966. Its current owner bought the car 21 years ago, attracted by its hard-to-find original specification, as so many cars have been modified for competition. Only long-range driving lights and an alternator have been added to compete in historic rallies such as the Monte-Carlo, the Tour de Corse or the Ronde de la Giraglia. A year ago, the engine was completely rebuilt, new pistons fitted, all the moving parts checked and the cylinder adapted to use lead-free fuel. With its unique French racing blue paintwork with white stripes, as when it was new, the Gordini also has a well looked-after interior. The dynamo, original steering wheel, four 13-inch steel wheels and four wheels with studded tyres will also be supplied. In June 2020, the car was serviced, the fluids changed and the spark plugs and battery replaced. Ready to be driven, this R8 is a worthy representative of an important chapter in the history of French motorsport.