In the Universe’s grand schematic, there’s probably a proof that says
“You shouldn’t have been looking for crap in the first place” “What you seek only turns up after you have given up looking.” For more than a year, I was obsessed with finding a Renault or Eagle Medallion because it was surely one of the absolute worst cars ever built. I searched every day for about a year for one; I eventually found one and it turned out that it belonged to a French-car-hoarding LeMons racer too far (~2,300 miles) away. Small world, but not a surprising development. I eventually gave up and in the last couple months, one turned up in Oklahoma and now another has cropped up in Washington state.
“I am selling my 1989 Renault Medallion, it has been a project car and I have done extensive work on it,to include brakes,shocks,and suspension. It has no bumpers, but I have some after market ones that could be modified to fit. The car runs very nice but has no battery.”
If this is indeed an ’89, that would make it an Eagle Medallion, but splitting that hair represents the very picture of tedium. This one is a “project car” so it’s unclear what remains intact. The seller lists the mileage at 105,000 miles, which would make it a small miracle if the original 2.2-liter engine was still under the hood and hadn’t been replaced (perhaps several times) under the 7/70,000 warranty slapped on all Eagles.
If I were a discerning Medallion buyer, I might nitpick the Pep Boys “air scoop and ill-fitting “spoiler” for their absurdity, but it’s not like you can really make one of the world’s worst cars any worse. The bumpers are clearly not part of a Medallion body kit—a concept even more absurd than “discerning Medallion buyer”—but who’s to say what works and doesn’t work with a Medallion? There is clearly absolutely no place from which to harvest body parts for these cars, so this seller was clearly just trying to make something from nothing. Noble or not, that’s for you to discuss, but for $500 it could be your Medallion to bear.
[Images: Seattle CraigsList]