1981 Renault Le Car.

January 19, 2013

13 comments
"I bought it new in 1981 and drove it until my mechanic died."

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a French car. In America, you get a free right hand fern.

great white tiburon said...

great little cars, they peaked my interest when I saw one in a driveway as a young lad. I didn't find out what it was till much later in life.
I remember it was red and it had the Le Car sticker in the side. to this day it still fascinates me. great find.

CM said...

I hope someone gets this car up and going.

Anonymous said...

still in production in iran all 5 doors thou&all standard.great find indeed.kian.

Justin said...

That quote made me LOL.
Hopefully this 'lil Frog will be back on the road someday.

Unknown said...

I love these. So neat looking. I remember being a kid in the mid 80's and seeing one of these a couple blocks away from my home rotting in a driveway in Sacramento. It seemed fairly new back than I was always confused why it had been sitting. It looked at that point as it hadn't moved in years. I wonder if these were really hard to get parts for here in the US?

Unknown said...

Le Quoi? Looks like Bob Dylan is on repeat.

Anonymous said...

Owned one once. Mine was cooler (in more than one way) for its vinyl folding sunroof. A most interesting automotive experience. Not all good though. Durability was lacking.

Unknown said...

not to be a kill joy for those who love the "le car" but I used to say "le junk" after I heard its reports in Consumers report. Althought it reminds me of a cute college student working in a hospital that drive one.

CarOli said...

LeGeorge!

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Joel Ellis said...

It's a shame that this car didn't get the love that it deserved. It would've still been running smoothly if it got some needed parts in time.

Tony Piff said...

i don't really consider a non-running le car to be anything remarkable, but i had to express my approval of the first comment.

anon, i don't know who you are, but where have you been all my life?