RenaultSport Clio 172 ph1 rust free, track ready

2001 RenaultSport Clio 172 ph1. 105k genuine mileage. Purchased with intention to make into a very capable track car but after having owned Clio’s for years I’m considering venturing into other options so this one is up for sale to help fund new plans. I’ve owned it just over the year and never tracked it myself. Purchased from someone who intended to break it for parts after assuming an oil pressure warning light meant a failed engine. The general condition of the car is far too good given its age to break so I purchased the project off him with plans to replace a dead engine. After a little investigating it was apparent the oil pressure switch was faulty, once replaced the light extinguished and I had a very healthy F4R with no untoward noises or smoke and doesn’t burn oil etc, in fact pulls very strong but I’ve always found the ph1s to be quicker. Also worth noting no dephaser knock. Going on from there the usual corrosion was found behind the offside rear side skirt so a decision was made to replace the engine outer sill in the process cutting and replacing any rotten metal out. After this was done we dropped all major components from the underside and applied thick coats of under seal to protect from any future rust. Structurally the car is rust free and protected well into the future. The interior was removed, a 6 point bolt in roll cage installed along with two fixed bucket seats and 6 point aircraft buckle harnesses. The above work was all installed with high tensile fixings and FIA approved spreader plates. The dash was the removed, passenger airbag deleted and blanked off before flocking to prevent sun glare. After fixing some other mechanical issues up like washer jets, CV boot and dash warning lights it was presented for mot and passed with no advisories. Unfortunately shortly after I broke my right hand and following a long recovery the car was parked up all summer and subsequently sorn’d over last winter. As it stands the car has been freshly serviced with Fuchs Titan S 5w-40. It sits on Turbine alloys with good tread Yokohama tyres. The wheels are not spotless but all straight and true. The bodywork shows it’s age with the odd dent and scratch but overall is very presentable. The car has a small rattle which has recently developed I suspect it to be the heat shield that mounts to the steering rack come loose as they often do. Unfortunately no history was provided with the car and i don’t have a date of the last cambelt. Car currently has a valid mot but is sorn. Any other questions please PM away, viewings welcome but cannot test drive unless you have trade plates available. I also have a huge stock of spare and upgrade parts available for this car should you wish to buy at the same time. There’s a really nice future classic here it just needs someone with a little more time to get her over the finish line and reap the rewards.

This Clio is available from eBay UK, the price at time of listing was £2475.00, this Clio may have already sold, please check eBay for further details

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