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Finally in a Clio!

 

Now the proud owner of an orange Clio Cup and lovin' it!

 

The Dragyn (a '73 Renault 16 :mrgreen: ) finally has a playmate of the same marque.

 

 

Great forum you've all got going here! Looking forward to a drive day!

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Welcome (not Wlecome :P) to the forum Griffyn.

 

Nice to know your the proud owner of the Orange Clio Cup - haven't seen many on here (does this make 3 orange owners?)

 

I'm assuming you purchased the demo from the Melbourne Dealer? It was up on carsales and disappeared not that long ago.

 

Once again congrats, and welcome!

 

Post a picture of both your Renaults together.

 

Cheers,

 

Steven

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Finally in a Clio!

 

Now the proud owner of an orange Clio Cup and lovin' it!

 

The Dragyn (a '73 Renault 16 :mrgreen: ) finally has a playmate of the same marque.

 

 

Great forum you've all got going here! Looking forward to a drive day!

Welcome to OzRS :mrgreen:

 

Thank you for your compliments & enjoy the forum

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Thanks one and all

 

Yes, it is the one from City Autos (that used to have the CLIOSP plates - now changed)

 

I'm in Carlton, Melb. (and keep seeing a mk1 cup around the area)

 

As requested, a pic of the car: (during a recent trip to Phillip Island)

cliosunset.jpg

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Looks good!

 

Thought it might have been the one.

 

Why were the plates changed?

 

I really wish I could have found an orange one when I was purchasing mine - I was told they were all sold.

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Plates were changed for my plates - MIKEEE - the clio is the third vehicle I've had them on.

 

City Autos were holding on to this one, I paid close to list price for the car when it was a demo, but decided to go with it anyway when I discovered it was one of the last 'new' 182s in Melb.

 

I'm still yet to work out just how many orange ones were brought in by Renault.

 

Anyone here have actual numbers?

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Wasn't it 15 or so?

 

Haha, good luck extracting information from Renault!

 

Yea, it would probably be the last 'new' 182 Cup in Australia... Depends, what was the compliance on it though?

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Car was complianced Oct 05 and was used as a demo. First reg was early (March?) 06.

 

Just a final Q for the night - my gordini stripes finish on the spoiler. Should they continue onto the bootlid with the little ummm dog-leg? (for want of a better way of describing it)

 

Sorry. Have to disagree with you there Knoche.

Wouldn't have had it in any other colour than orange.

 

 

 

...or Black.

 

 

 

 

 

...or Silver.

 

 

 

 

 

...or Blue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK. I would have had it in any damn colour it came in. It's just all good. :D

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Mine came with stripes, I saw it 5mins after it arrived from the shipping yard. The stripes should finish on the bootlid with a dogleg. All the orange cars imported into Aus came with those stripes. So yours were probably removed at the original owners request and then aftermarket stripes placed for some reason therafter

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I don't believe so, but I can't say I've had a really good look at the front.

 

Any pics availiable for reference?

 

The rear spoiler is definately larger, and curves upward, so I assume it is the correct one for the LE.

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Mine didn't come with one but I walked into the dealer 4 months later, saw one of the back seat of a 182 cup and said "hey that belongs to me". Unbelievably they said okay have it...and we will fit it for free. I was shocked but pleased.

 

thanks GFK, I will give Waitara a call just to try my luck.. don't much care for the aerodynamic improvements; just want something to protect my bumper, haha.

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Right.

 

I have the correct spoiler.

 

I didn't get a front splitter. Will be making a call about that one.

 

I believe I am missing the finish of the stripes, but actually quite like them finishing on the spoiler, so I'm not complaining =)

 

Thanks all for the help.

 

Oh, and thanks for the welcome walkie.

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No worries!

 

I guess as long as the stripes are on the bonnet (over the engine) where they can add the claimed +5hp!! :lol:

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I don't think it's the fact they are unpopular, it's the fact they are rare.

 

It would have taken a fairly confident dealer to take one on to sell.

 

I also know this is off topic, and most/some of you had a meet last week, but would anyone be up for a coffee and/or breakfast meet Sat?

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Hey Mike, saw ur car the other night parked, in Caltorn area at night, just behind Lygon st i think. There was also navy blue 172 down the rd from urs. The orange looks good, wish i could change the colour of mine :S. Btw welcome to the forum great to have some more melbourne ppl at last.

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