One of the snags with cars from the 70s and 80s is the plastics that were used. Some of the plastic parts were not ment to last more than 10 years. So when the car ages some parts become brittle. In both of my R18s … Read moreThrowback thursday: Bad plastics
It’s hard to believe these day’s, but 30+ years ago safety belts in the backseat weren’t mandatory. As a kid I sat in the backseat with my sister and 2 brothers without any protection. And the Renault 18 also came with just belts for the … Read moreSavety first
In Dutch we have a saying “oude liefde roest niet”. Translated: “old love doesn’t rust”. But old car love unfortunately does :-/ Rust is one of the reasons my first Renault 18 is still is storage. There is a lot of welding needed on this … Read moreRust
My old Renault 18 has been in storage since march 2002. But when I drive a car in my dreams it’s the Renault 18. Never in my wildest dreams I imagined owning two identical Renaults 18. In the first years after I put my R18 … Read more‘Here’s one we prepared earlier…’
In 1978 I saw a Renault 18 for the first time. I was 9 years old. My dad and I were impressed. I wanted one! My mother bought this 1982 Renault 18 GTL in 1987. I was 17 years old and took care of it … Read moreStay tuned…
The joy of starting a Renault 18 after installing the overhauled starter engine.