Renault Clio 182 - Michelin Track Car

Renault Clio 182 - Michelin Track Car

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andyc123_123

Original Poster:

17 posts

36 months

Sunday 26th May
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Hi Guys,

I managed to get my hands on a Racing Blue 182 back in August 2016 after much looking & debating. The car in question was brought from another Forum member.

First impressions of the car are good! Expectations are always high when there are so many good examples out there. Generally pleased with what I got. My plan at the time was to just enjoy it and take things slowly, however the idea of making into a great looking and performing track car was appealing. Especially as the Racing Blue examples are generally kept in pristine condition rather than stripped down and raced.

So here it is back in August 2016 when work had began already shortly after I brought it. Funny thing is I brought the car without viewing it or driving it, as the price was too good to be true. I only paid £950. Which going by today's values still seems a steal! Anyway here are some pictures...

IMG_20170923_155200 by ANDREW COLLINS, on Flickr

Fast forward to this year, the car looks very different and will continue to evolve over the coming months. Earlier this year we was approach by Performance French Car Magazine for a feature (released March) Which I was very pleased with, great write up and images.. Even though it snowed all day! I've got my hands on the images from the shoot, here are some of my favourites.

image%3A13007 by ANDREW COLLINS, on Flickr

image%3A13008 by ANDREW COLLINS, on Flickr

image%3A13009 by ANDREW COLLINS, on Flickr

image%3A13006 by ANDREW COLLINS, on Flickr

I've had a few photo's from friends of the car just after had the wrap done.

IMG-20181102-WA0001 by ANDREW COLLINS, on Flickr

IMG-20181105-WA0000 by ANDREW COLLINS, on Flickr

IMG-20181102-WA0002 by ANDREW COLLINS, on Flickr

IMG-20181105-WA0001 by ANDREW COLLINS, on Flickr

Sorry its so picture heavy! I'd love to hear your feedback on it.

Thanks for looking.


Any advice is welcome and appreciated.

p4cks

2,881 posts

141 months

Sunday 26th May
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You bought the car

TheHighlander

912 posts

140 months

Sunday 26th May
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That looks fantastic mate.

Fun wee cars

andyc123_123

Original Poster:

17 posts

36 months

Sunday 26th May
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Thanks mate. Totally agree, there great fun on and off the track...

Ph1listine

816 posts

42 months

Sunday 26th May
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Wow! Those F1s look unbelievably good! What kind of weight is it now and much been done to the engine?
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Feirny

1,640 posts

89 months

Sunday 26th May
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So good to see this the way it is now, I loved owning that car.

andyc123_123

Original Poster:

17 posts

36 months

Monday 27th May
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Ph1listine said:
Wow! Those F1s look unbelievably good! What kind of weight is it now and much been done to the engine?
Thank you mate. Its been stripped off everything that isn't needed put it that way. All sound deadening, stripped wiring and painted gloss white shell inside. Engine wise nothing major yet.. Exhaust, intake. Throttle Bodies over winter.

andyc123_123

Original Poster:

17 posts

36 months

Monday 27th May
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Feirny said:
So good to see this the way it is now, I loved owning that car.
Thanks mate. It was a good starting base in fairness. Can't bring myself to sell it now.

Turbojuice

404 posts

31 months

Monday 27th May
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Saw this car on beaniesport's page. Absolutely stunning motor, and only £950! Amazing.

lukeharding

583 posts

31 months

Tuesday 28th May
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It looks awesome! Very different to how you got it but love the changes, and you certainly wouldn't miss it driving down the street thumbup

Ph1listine

816 posts

42 months

Tuesday 28th May
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andyc123_123 said:
Thank you mate. Its been stripped off everything that isn't needed put it that way. All sound deadening, stripped wiring and painted gloss white shell inside. Engine wise nothing major yet.. Exhaust, intake. Throttle Bodies over winter.
Would love ITBs, Ktec do a great kit inc ECU, worth getting them to install it etc. but many have done it on the cheap and messed up the mapping leading to poor economy. Done properly ITBs can make these more efficient which would be perfect.

andyc123_123

Original Poster:

17 posts

36 months

Thursday 6th June
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Another good update.

I got the car back from Beaniesport yesterday. Had a sports CAT fitted and a few minor cosmetic interior changes. Also had the car MOT'd and it passed with one advisory, which for 116k I'm pretty pleased with.

I'm hoping to give the interior a deep clean at the weekend, with the intention of a track day at the end of the month.

A few quick pictures back at home. Before it's back in the humble garage.

Back from MOT by ANDREW COLLINS, on Flickr

Back from MOT by ANDREW COLLINS, on Flickr

Back from MOT by ANDREW COLLINS, on Flickr


Robmarriott

1,678 posts

100 months

Thursday 6th June
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I only paid £1200 for my Cup with a dead fuel pump fuse and thought I'd got a bargain but apparently not!

Who did the wrap?

andyc123_123

Original Poster:

17 posts

36 months

Thursday 6th June
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Robmarriott said:
I only paid £1200 for my Cup with a dead fuel pump fuse and thought I'd got a bargain but apparently not!

Who did the wrap?
That's still a great deal on a cup! Compared to the values of them now.. We've all seen the Trophy's shoot up in value. The guys at 3SixtyWraps Northampton did the work. Great reputation, couldn't of asked for better service!

Cambs_Stuart

504 posts

26 months

Thursday 6th June
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What an utter bargain.
I've recently had my first track drive and I'm looking at which internal organs i can sell in order to fund my own car. Conpared to the ratty examples I've seen at the sub £1500 price range this looks great.
What forum did you find it on?

amc_adam

231 posts

12 months

Thursday 6th June
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The wrap looks brilliant on that, suits the car so well!

Scho

2,288 posts

145 months

Saturday 8th June
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Stealthy :-D

Cambs_Stuart

504 posts

26 months

Saturday 8th June
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Congratulations on car of the week!

andyc123_123

Original Poster:

17 posts

36 months

Saturday 8th June
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Wow! I'm chuffed with that. Didn't think it would go down this well. Thank you PH. smile

ilovequo

718 posts

123 months

Sunday 9th June
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Absolute bargain - decals look great too!