1979 CLENET ROADSTER SERIES 1 for sale $185,000

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CALL **** *** 561 Show number
Title 1979 CLENET ROADSTER SERIES 1
Make CLENET
Price AUD $185,000
Listing Type Used
Refcode DIY967833
Body Type Roadster
No. of Doors 2
No. of Cylinders 8cyl
Capacity - cc 5,752
Fuel Type Premium Unleaded
Transmission Automatic
No. of Gears 3
Drive Type RWD
Odometer 13000
Roadworthy RWC
Colour CREAM

Clénet Coachworks, Inc., was formed by Alain Clénet and investors in 1975. Originally started in a garage, the company was moved into an airplane hangar where an assembly line style of production was begun, later to be reborn in a "high tech" facility in Goleta, California, where production of Series II continued until the company ran into financial difficulties in 1980, ceased production, and Alain Clénet filed for bankruptcy. The remaining bodies, tooling and equipment went up for auction. Soon after the bankruptcy, Sir Alfred J. DiMora owner of Classic Clenet Club and one of the first employee of Clenet, purchased of the assets of Clénet Coachworks, Inc.

Clénet's first car was called the Series I. It was a roadster designed in a 1930s style. This was then replaced by the heavier-looking Series II in 1979.

A total of 250 factory-authorized Clénet Series I, 187 Series II, 65 Series III, and 15 Series IV cars were produced by Clenet Coachworks, Inc. Clénets sold for around US$105,000 in the 1970s. Recently Clénets in excellent or new condition with no mileage have sold for US$100,000 to $150,000.

So what is a Clenet?
The Clenet is not a kit car. Far from it! It is a fully fledged production vehicle! The upscale vehicle manufacturers of the depression years were producing rolling chassis with a cowl,hood and grille. A coach builder would then manufacture a custom body to suit. Clenet, did the same, ordering from LINCOLN/MERCURY full size rolling chassis, with diff. transmission,engine, etc, he then added a highly modified MG roadster body. He designed the remainder of the car to blend these store bought parts together with seamless grace. In doing so he was able to conform to the State and Federal CAFE standards. The chassis, wiring, engine/driveline were already engineered and were USA compliant. The bodies were already engineered with impact beams, hinged doors, etc, he now had the artistic, creative freedom to produce the ultimate in Neo-Classical design.
This car:
1979 Clenet Continental Roadster #206 of 250 series 1 (one)
To clarify, Carsales does not allow me to state miles, only kilometers, this car has travelled 12900 miles. Before my tenure, it was a one family owned vehicle, always resided in southern California, always garaged, totally original, never been restored, original paint, original lambs wool carpet in the cabin and in the boot, original jack and tools that have never been used, original Connelly hide,
original recaro seats, original Italian burlwood dash, original motor, transmission and diff, original Vogue tyres with white and gold walls! Rare!
Original hard top, also very rare. The only non original items are a 4-barrel holley carb and aircleaner. Original carb was a motorcraft 2-barrel. I have installed a new soft top as the old one was very brittle and had two small tear holes. Also comes with the original tonneau cover in very good condition. Some specs. are Lincoln Ford 351-400 ci engine, 3 speed C6 automatic transmission, Power steering, Tilt steering wheel, Air conditioning, Cruise control, Power brakes, Stereo cassette plus AM/FM sound system, Connelly hide, Lambs wool carpeting, Burlwood dash, Crystal ashtray, Etched windows, Tonneau cover, Pinstriping, Padded hardtop, Dual spotlights, Special paint. Where are you going to find another car as original as this one? An absolute plum! 1979 CLENET Series 1 # 206 of 250 made
13000 miles, one family owned in immaculate original condition. Never been restored.

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