This website started as one page of a larger website I build 25 years ago. I noticed It attracted more visitors than my main site, so I published more info. And when renault18.com became available I immediately claimed it. The rest is history. Between 2006 … Read more20+ years back in time
All the small details count. So a clock that didn’t work and blisters on the (fake) chrome strip on the wheel annoyed me. Both are due to the bad plastics I mentioned in an earlier post. Fixing these 2 minor details took quite some time. … Read moreBad plastics 2 – Wheels of time
During the first drive of the year the 5th gear was a bit noisy. Also the back end of the gearbox was leaking oil. Thanks to the Renault Oldtimers Club I found someone in The Hague with experience with these old Renaults. Luckily nothing major is wrong with the gearbox. … Read moreleaky gearbox seal
What kind of weird Renault is this? It’s the Renault Eve concept car from 1981. And it wasn’t just a concept meant to be pretty. It actually drove. And pretty well! … Read moreThis is no Renault 18… or is it?
In the Netherlands a car over 40 years old is considered an old timer. If you own a car that’s over 40 years old you don’t have to pay road tax. If a car was put on the road before January 1st 1988 tax is only 1/4th. But there are provisions. … Read morehibernation
One of the main reasons why my first Renault 18 is stored: rust. A lot of welding will be needed to get this car in acceptable condition again. As I mentioned in earlier post, my second Renault 18 is almost rust free. When I bought … Read moreDinitrol rust protection
One of the first commercials for the Renault 18. My kids love this one. They call it the ‘dancing cars’ .
The Dutch Renault oldtimers community is called Club d’ Anciennes Renault des Pays-Bas. 4 times a year members receive the members magazine Renograaf. I wrote a story for it about my 2 Renaults 18. They published it in the latest edition. And my Renault 18 … Read moreMy Renault 18 on the cover of the Renograaf
When I bought my 2nd Renault 18 I thoroughly inspected it for rust. To my amazement the car was close to rust free. I want to keep the car in this pristine condition. So this week a specialized company is giving it a treatment with … Read moreNo rust would have been too utopian