1983 Renault Fuego GTX – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Cheap French oddball! And certainly the nicest Fuego we’ve come across

Renault coupe offerings pre-1980s weren’t the most inspiring things, with Renault 15 and 17 series cars derived from the Renault 12 of 1969.

The Fuego of 1980 was a new sports-inspired two-door which Renault made great efforts to combine modern styling and technical refinement. It was tremendously aerodynamic – even by today’s standards – and could comfortably seat 4-5

Based off the newer Renault 18; the front running gear was binned in exchange for the Renault 20 Diesel’s underpinnings; including a compact stub axle with greater negative camber, as well as a new power-assisted steering system.

Engine options included various four-cylinders ranging from 1.4lts to 2.0lts.

The Fuego GTX was the top of the range model, gaining the 2.0lt OHC unit with electronic ignition. They bore either an optional three-speed auto or a four-speed manual (five-speed post-1982) as standard.

This ’83 Fuego GTX is fitted with the five-speed manual and looks to be a great example of this oddball French coupe. It’s said to have no rust with the body and interior in good shape.

The listing describes the motor and gearbox to run smoothly.

The sale includes various manuals and magazines, along with various spare parts worth approximately $750.

The car is based in New South Wales and is listed for $6,400 (or nearest offer).

Check out the full listing here!

 

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