RENAULT DAUPHINE, 1962. LOW MILEAGE – SUPER ORIGINAL.
1962 Renault Dauphine is in first class condition. Very low mileage 30. 000 klm approx 20, 000 miles. 3 speed Ferlec manual transmission making it so easy to drive as makes it semi automatic. A rare factory addition and its so easy with no clutch pedal.. Recently had new brakes all round, tires, shock absorbers, 6v battery, inc isolator switch. Recent engine overhaul including cylinder head and valve work, Now runs lovely and is on the button.
The interior is so of its time and is in excellent condition. Headlining is as new. The deckchair stripe upholstery to the seats and door cards is excellent, Very little wear. The ever flex flooring again is superb. All the Ivory plastic switches and handles etc are excellent. Considering this whole car is super original with no bling chrome add ons etc its in amazing condition.
The exterior is the same , super original and remonstrative of a well looked after low mileage original classic. Yes it has a couple of minor scuffs One being a scratch on drivers side due to an argument with an equally old Jukebox. But make no mistake this car is solid with no rust issues and the Black paintwork shines up a treat. The bright work is all in good shape, only the rear bumper has some pitting and may at some stage want a re-chrome . The boot space upfront is where a Dauphine of this age would have issues if its a bad One , needless to say this One is very good indeed. No nasty patches etc just all original metal and is super clean and houses a new 6 Volt battery. All switches, lights and gauges appear to operate exactly as they should. Engine and engine bay are very clean. There are no leaks of any fluids to be seen . On the road with its floor electronic gear change its a doddle to drive and performs really well. These Dauphines both here and on the continent much like its predecessor the 4CV are becoming a very rare sight at shows and on the road. Most have either rotted away or sit in private collections gaining in value as they become scarcer. This One should be used and be seen and not become another to sit in a museum. Its mechanically excellent after a fare bit of recent work, together with its originality and quirky interior and features such as the side vents etc its a great car for the shows etc that won’t break the bank. With excellent UK club and parts availability.