1965 Renault R8 1100

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Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Blue
Number of Cylinders:4
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Sadly I was planning to make this into a little vintage rally car but have too many projects and need to focus on finishing my Alfa.
I purchased it from a friend who also had too many projects and wanted to get it going. It sat for many years in sunny San Jose California and has a California title and it's original Black plates.
The good:
No rust in the chassis. One of the rear quarter panels has a tiny rust spot on the sheetmetal that's typical but very minor.
Ton's of parts all included. New Dash, Old original seats, Two Engines (both 1100 one's from a R10) Two Transmissions (actually transaxles (one's original and the other is from a R10), new brake rebuild kits, two fuel tanks, both cleaned and boiled. A whole spare set of brakes and front suspension
New seats. Rear seat is one I purchased and is a 9.9/10. Looks brand new.
Front seats are new and haven't been installed.
2 sets of seat rails. One set have been restored.
Interior has been stripped of old insulation and new dynamat installed.
Great Headliner
Spare windshield and rear window
Spare set of (all 4) doors with interior trim
Spare rubber seals. Not installed. If I get around to it I might have these installed soon.
New Tires
Spare tire is actually original. It's amazing!
Clean title
The bad
It's not running. I pulled the original R8 motor to put the other R10 motor in and haven't done that. It will need a new water pump, distributor and motor mounts.
I pulled the brake calipers off to rebuild them. I have the kits, they're cleaned but haven't finished the brake rebuild
It has a title but isn't currently registered. It's been out of the DMV system for decades.
The original paint is blue and I was planning to bring it back to that color. The yellow repaint is old and looks cool in that patina sort of way. But not cherry. There are a few dents here and there.
I'm in San Mateo, CA and happy to show the car during the auction. If you want to ship the car I'll meet your shipper to pick up.

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