This truly remarkable phase 1 Renault Clio 1.2 Oasis has covered just 1,241 since new and it will be without doubt the very best example on sale...anywhere.
Please spare a few minutes and take a look through the 227 photos...the photos speak for themselves.
The Glacier white paintwork is completely blemish free...not a single stone chip, scrape nor car park ding can be found. It is genuinely flawless. The cosseted storage is very evident and it's dry weather, infrequent use can be seen. It is very unlikely that it has even been washed many times...the paint is swirl free. It goes without saying that all factory fitted panels and original factory applied paint remain. The door shuts, door frames and hinges are spotless and only the factory applied wax can be seen. Head lights, rear lenses and 3rd brake light are crystal clear. The window rubbers and weather strips are supple and unmarked and they present in a condition that can only be found on a 22 year old car that has been stored correctly and not seen any bad weather. All factory fitted glass remains and is without a scratch or chip. The special edition Oasis side badges have not lifted nor split. The drivers door body side moulding has a very slight graze as seen in the photos, however, this is completely insignificant in the grand scheme of things and does not detract from a "as new" 22 year old example. The supplying dealer number plates and rear window sticker are still fitted and look as good as new. The condition is just jaw dropping and this little car will be totally unique.
Internally, the exclusive 'King' pattern upholstery is like brand new. The seats look like they have never been sat on and the car smells as new. The grey carpet is completely unmarked and has been protected by genuine Renault carpet mats since day one. Door cards, kick plates, dashboard and switchgear are without a single scuff. The original and fully operational Phillips radio cassette is still fitted and the re-moveable security panel still has the correct storage case. The steering wheel and gear knob still retain the correct and full grain of a brand new car. The rear parcel shelf is completely straight and the boot carpet is unmarked. The whole boot area is without a single mark and the un-used wheel brace remains on the near side interior panel. It is just exceptional.
The correct original 13" steel wheels have only a couple of very tiny spots and the factory fit Kleber C2T 155/70 R13 tyres are still as new. We would recommend that these be changed if the car was to be used regularly, just due to age. Just take a look at the wheel bolts on the photos...they remain in a remarkable as new state.
Lift the bonnet and the engine bay presents in a very special and very rarely seen condition. Everything looks like brand new...not a single screw, bolt nor clip has oxidised. All hoses and belts are pristine and original Renault fitment. All correct factory stickers remain. The un-used jack sits in the as new compartment above the bulkhead. It is just truly stunning!
It is needless to say that this car drives exactly as it left the showroom. Everything feels just right and it is completely faultless.
First registered on 31st October 1996 to the supplying dealer, Wests Garage Cambridge LTD as a pre-registered vehicle. This was and still is a very common practice. Main dealerships very often register cars to themselves on the last day of a month, just to achieve sales targets set out by the manufacturer. These cars are then sold on to customers with delivery mileage. They are still brand new in every way other than a paperwork exercise. Purchased on the 7th of November 1996 by it's one and only private keeper, this special little car has been kept in a central heated garage throughout it's life and it has never been driven in winter. If you look at the photos under the wheel arches, every screw and rivet is like brand new. The floor pans and chassis rails are truly remarkable. PDI markings are clearly visible throughout and they are even still on the brake calipers! The brake pipes and every mechanical component is as new. Even though it has been used very sparingly, it has remained mot'd pretty much throughout it's life, except for the very odd year. A list of the mot history is set out below.
- December 1st 1999 with 338 miles
- November 10th 2000 with 476 miles
- November 27th 2001 with 577 miles
- December 4th 2002 with 605 miles
- December 23rd 2003 with 691 miles
- April 14th 2005 with 722 miles
- April 28th 2006 with 724 miles
- April 12th 2007 with 749 miles
- April 15th 2008 with 933 miles
- April 7th 2009 with 1,018 miles
- April 12th 2010 with 1,027 miles
- April 11th 2011 with 1,033 miles
- April 13th 2012 with 1,124 miles
- April 11th 2013 with 1,127 miles
- July 24th 2014 with 1,132 miles
- July 27th 2015 with 1,219 miles
- August 23rd 2018 with 1,225 miles
A full service including brake fluid, coolant, oil and filter and a timing belt was carried out by Wests Garage Cambridge LTD at 924 miles.
The original dealer Pre-Delivery Inspection sheet is present and is dated the 4th November 1996...four days after the pre-registration exercise and the original customer order form is dated the 5th November 1996. A full set of Renault carpet mats and 4 Renault mud flaps were specified and the total cost of the car was £7475.15
Complete with the full owners handbook pack, original Renault Clio Oasis brochure, original V5 and current V5 documents and two original keys which look like new and two original Wests Garage key rings.
This car really is the very best that is on offer today and it will fit perfectly within any modern classic car collection or for anyone that is wanting to attend shows. You just can't find better...it is unique and un-repeatable...it is just incredible.