OK, so I’m running Sunday Postings about cars that their owners think are collectible because of the low mileage, and look, here’s one now. This is a 1985 Renault Alliance Convertible, built in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This is the time that AMC simply kept their factory open by building French hand-me-downs. So, is this a car that makes you go OOO-La-La, one one that makes you go rouge like the current Wisconsin Legislature?
Once again, you have to wonder why someone would go out and buy a car (and a dubious one at that) just to have it sit around. By 1985, the Alliance was beginning to sour on the American public, with lousy build quality, and numerous problems. This was the year that AMC decided to introduce the Convertible, but ignored the public when they asked for a Wagon version. According to the listing:
YOU ARE LOOKING AT WHAT I FEEL IS THE NEWEST( 26 )YEAR OLD ORIGINAL ALLIANCE CONVERTIBLE WITH ONLY ( 340 ) ORIGINAL UNRESTORED MILES IN EXISTANCE. THIS CAR IS AS NEW AS YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE RIGHT DOWN TO THE ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER .THIS RARE AUTOMOBILE WOULD BE FUN TO DRIVE , DISPLAY , OR PLACE IN YOUR COLLECTION OR A MUSEUM. AN OPPORTUNITY TO FIND AND OWN A CAR LIKE THIS ONLY HAPPENS ONCE IN A LIFETIME. WHERE WOULD YOU EVER FIND ANOTHER( 340 )MILE( 26 )YEAR OLD ORIGINAL CONVERTIBLE ? ONLY HERE!!!!!!!!
THIS CAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN STORED IN MY CLIMATE CONTROLLED GARAGES! NEVER IN ANY WEATHER ALLOWING IT TO STAY PRISTENE ! I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER FOR ALL( 26 )YEARS!!!!!!! I NOW FEEL THAT IT IS TIME FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO ENJOY THIS GREAT CAR AS MUCH AS I HAVE !
THE CAR IS FINISHED IN CODE 9B OLYMPIC WHITE BASECOAT / CLEARCOAT. INTERIOR IS A GORGEOUS BLUE WITH BLUE CARPETING AND ACCENTS.THIS CAR COMES WITH THE LARGEST ENGINE AVAILABLE AND IS THE ( 1.7 LITRE ENGINE.)
THIS IS A TRUE ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO OWN SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL, SO , DON’T MISS THIS ONE! YOU CAN BUY THIS CONVERTIBLE AND OWN SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL VERSUS BUYING A NEW CAR THAT EVERYONE ELSE HAS AND IN ALL LIKELIHOOD PAY MUCH MORE. ALWAYS A HEAD TURNER AND ALWAYS A TROPHY WINNER!!! YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!!
The Alliance proved that Wisconsin workers could assemble a Renault with the same indifference to quality that was a hallmark of the French automotive industry.
Currently the bidding for this car has stalled at $10,600.00, and the reserve hasn’t been met. See the eBay listing here.