For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

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For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:11 pm

Very off topic but just in case anyone has a hankering to own one of these French beauties.

Not shite bit hopefully of interest to those on here!

Hello everyone,

I miss the softness of hydropneumatic suspension so I am going to buy a Citroen C6 again soon so the Avantime is sadly going to have to move on to pastures new.

The car had the full Sandy treatment late last year and is ready to go to a new owner. It as 90,000 miles on and the registration is ST53 JJO for checking MOT history (now a clean MOT and due in December.
This means it has had a full strip down and engine out to powder coat, under seal and renew everything— suspension is completely renewed. The bill was around £6500– if Sandy said it needed done, it got done. Its always been garaged in the time I have had it and ultra reliable— the trip up to Sandy was a good thousand mile cruise around the Highlands.


It is standard apart from the addition of a Pure Highway 600 DAB and Bluetooth adapter which transmits nicely to the built on radio.

There are only a few defects which I haven’t gotten around to before selling it:

— Chip out of the bonnet where something fell from the garage rafters when I first put it in there when I bought it. A few millimetres.
— Driver’s electric window sometimes doesn’t like to come automatically up from the fully down position. Flicking the switch 2-3 times gets past this, the. It goes up automatically. I’m told there may be a plastic piece that needs replaced.
— Driver’s seat heating doesn’t work.


The car is in Cambridge. Due to working away a lot these days next week is a good time to view it (Tuesday 13/APR on).

It has been suggested to me by Sandy that this is worth £8500, which seems fair. This leaves me at an overall loss on this car but has meant I got to scratch the long standing Avantime itch in a near perfect car.



For those not in the Avantime club, “Sandy” who I keep referring to is an Avantime god up in Scotland who specialises in full restorations of these. He is on the Avantime Owners Club at avantime-owners.com/forum as “Renoman1975”
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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:12 pm

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:13 pm

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
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2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:14 pm

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J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
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H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
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2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:16 pm

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:17 pm

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

Post by MisterH » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:19 pm

Well that certainly has to be one of the better ones out there, among the best probably. I haven't seen another one in that colour, must be rare.

I do like the Avantime, but I can't justify getting such a thing, my mother is hankering after a sports car but however hard I try I don't think I will be able to convince her! :rofl:

I do like a C6 though, have to be one of my favourites of the 21st century
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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

Post by Alan 480 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:00 pm

James
bit of a Marmite thing those, I like 'quirky' but I think Renault had one too many iffy ciggy when they approved those?
I heard they lost a fair few grand on every one sold?

Inverness registration?

good luck with the sale though...
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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:03 pm

MisterH wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:19 pm
Well that certainly has to be one of the better ones out there, among the best probably. I haven't seen another one in that colour, must be rare.

I do like the Avantime, but I can't justify getting such a thing, my mother is hankering after a sports car but however hard I try I don't think I will be able to convince her! :rofl:

I do like a C6 though, have to be one of my favourites of the 21st century
Thanks. My C6 was the first car I’d owned that was made this century!
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:06 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:00 pm
James
bit of a Marmite thing those, I like 'quirky' but I think Renault had one too many iffy ciggy when they approved those?
I heard they lost a fair few grand on every one sold?

Inverness registration?

good luck with the sale though...
Yes it is a bit nuts but not as nuts as you might think as it’s basically a sexy Espace.

I can well imagine they lost a fortune although the great loss was poor old Matra who went bust because of it.

Yes, it’s a Scotland car originally; after some down south it went back there, where I bought it from. Took it back for a lovely Highland tour last year too. It’s a lovely cruiser and I thrashed it’s pants on some mountain pass which I don’t think it was too happy about!
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

Post by brinkie » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:04 pm

As a former owner of a Matra Murena for 14 years (2000-2014) I really have a soft spot for the last model produced by Matra Automobiles in Romorantin-Lanthenay. Every time I see one I'm grabbing my camera. This one is gorgeous in "Steppe" (211), one of the last I think as production ceased in 2003.
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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:28 pm

brinkie wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:04 pm
As a former owner of a Matra Murena for 14 years (2000-2014) I really have a soft spot for the last model produced by Matra Automobiles in Romorantin-Lanthenay. Every time I see one I'm grabbing my camera. This one is gorgeous in "Steppe" (211), one of the last I think as production ceased in 2003.
Yes, its got a plaque commemorating the last UK ones but it looks like it was made at Timpsons for Photocopier Salesman of the Year Award 2003!
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: For Sale: 2002 Renault Avantime Privilege, 3.0 Automatic

Post by MisterH » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:32 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:28 pm
brinkie wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:04 pm
As a former owner of a Matra Murena for 14 years (2000-2014) I really have a soft spot for the last model produced by Matra Automobiles in Romorantin-Lanthenay. Every time I see one I'm grabbing my camera. This one is gorgeous in "Steppe" (211), one of the last I think as production ceased in 2003.
Yes, its got a plaque commemorating the last UK ones but it looks like it was made at Timpsons for Photocopier Salesman of the Year Award 2003!
Brilliant :lol: :rofl: :lol:
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