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A pristine and rare Renault Laguna 2.0S RTi 16v with one owner and just 45,109 miles.
Side impact protection bars, driver’s airbag, front seat-belt pretensioners, Anti-Lock (ABS) brakes, double-optic headlamps, integral front fog lamps, power assisted steering, tilt and slide electric sunroof, infra-red remote central door locking, immobiliser, Blaupunkt 60-watt hi-fi, radio remote control, leather covered steering wheel. Sports Pack comprising; Rear spoiler, body-coloured door mirrors, Seville wheel trims, Jarama Velour upholstery, sports seats. Factory options; Supergloss metallic paint.
This Phase One Renault Laguna is the very rare 2.0S RTi 16v model, and this example has been preserved in amazing condition having covered just 45,109 miles with one owner from new! The factory original paintwork in optional Brooklands Green Metallic, (Code 963), boasts a stunning gloss shine and uniform finish. Only very close scrutiny will reveal a miniscule ding to the rear nearside quarter and a tiny chip to the bonnet, utterly insignificant to an otherwise pristine finish. All trim sections and original Renault Sekurit glass are near perfect, and even the dealer supplied rear number plate and rear screen sticker remain fitted. The original badges are intact and the 2.0S and RTi side plaques hint towards this models sporting credentials. Beautifully preserved in amazing original condition and exactly as Renault made it.
The interior of this Laguna is spotlessly clean and in excellent order. The original sports seats in ‘Jarama’ Velour, (Code LJ), are unique to the model and manage to be supremely comfortable yet supportive with firm bolsters. The dashboard and associated switches, controls and functions all look, feel and operate as new. All gauges and instruments operate perfectly and show heathy readings, including the dual purpose oil level and coolant temperature gauge which illuminates to read oil level for 30 seconds after starting, before reverting to read the coolant temperature. The original Blaupunkt 60-watt hi-fi remains fitted and fully operational, and even the supplying dealer tax disc holder is still fitted! A sumptuous and spacious interior with super soft furnishings, typically French and ready to transport you back to a 1996 Renault showroom!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A lively and sporting 1948cc 16v fuel injected engine develops 140bhp at 6000rpm and 182Nm torque at 4500rpm. 0-62 is dispatched in a respectable 9.8 seconds and top speed is 127mph. Fastidious upkeep by the one and only owner, a keen Renault enthusiast, has ensured optimal mechanical condition and a superb driving performance. The clean engine bay displays factory panel stamps, identity plates and stickers as well as a cambelt change sticker. A cambelt change has been carried out and full quality exhaust system in 2016 at a cost of £428 will offer further peace of mind. The five speed manual gearbox operates exactly as it should and the clutch is light and positive.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted steel rims remain fitted with the original Seville wheel trims which are in virtually unmarked condition and completely intact. Brand new premium quality Bridgestone Turanza 195/60 R15 tyres were fitted in 2015, virtually unworn and are another hint towards the no expense spared mentality towards vehicle upkeep. The spare wheel with unused Michelin tyre is housed in the spotless boot area with factory paint codes still attached. ABS Anti-lock brakes perform very well and offer assured stopping power.
Registered new on 29th March 1996 by supplying Renault Main Dealer Evans Halshaw of Warwick, the first and only ever keeper is a Mr Peter Reed. A keen follower of Motorsport and avid supporter of the Renault Laguna British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) team, Mr Reed ordered this 2.0S RTi 16v example for its mid-range sporting credentials and even kept the original sales brochure. The car was his pride and joy which is obvious in the cars condition, driving manner and history. Having made the difficult decision to give up driving on health grounds, the next lucky owner is certain to benefit from 21 years of devoted care for his pride and joy. The excellent history file includes the original black leather wallet housing the stamped service book as well as all handbooks, guides and point of sale literature, even down to the dealership staff business cards! A beautifully presented history folder contains service and maintenance invoices dating from the first service in 1997 to the new exhaust system in 2016, and incudes a documented cambelt change at 37,000 miles. The very low mileage of 45,107 is fully verified and previous MOTs have been kept, as well as both original Renault keys with working fobs and the original blue V5 document. A very rare surviving example of an often neglected Renault Laguna, a dare to be different modern classic and an absolute credit to the one and only keeper.
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