An exceptional Renault Clio Williams 2 with only 55,113 miles from new.
Body coloured bumpers, enlarged front wheel arches, impact absorbers, side impact bars, bonnet air inlet, tailgate spoiler, halogen H4 headlamps, integral fog lamps, tinted glass, seat belt pre-tensioners, rev counter, ‘lights-on’ buzzer, analogue clock, oil level gauge, oil pressure gauge, intermittent rear wash/wipe, map reading light, variable dash lighting, exterior temperature indicator, electric windows, remote central locking, suit carrier. Dealer Options: Tracker.
This remarkably preserved Clio Williams 2 is worthy of the name and colours of one of Grand Prix racing’s most successful teams. The supergloss metallic paint – 449 Sports Blue is astonishing with the contrasting gold decals in perfect order. Enlarged arches, body coloured spoilers and bonnet bulges give the car a powerful stance and close up scrutiny will please perfectionists seeking a rare, limited numbers unmolested example. Two miniscule marks to the driver wing are barely noticeable. None of the usual rust issues and a clean underside and engine bay make this car show quality material and worthy of continued enthusiast ownership. One of the best.
Stepping inside a Williams Clio is instantly special with a cinder-grey colour scheme and blue highlights extending to the carpets, gearlever knob, seat belts, instrument dials, all in perfect order commensurate with the low mileage. The fully adjustable sports seats adorned with the Williams logos are incredibly supportive and show no wear in the usual prone areas. All the sports dials function correctly and offer a wealth of clear instant data enjoyed by enthusiasts. The blue carpeting is clean throughout having been protected by Williams carpet mats from new and the headlining, door cards and dash top is free from damage. The boot area is spotless and the parcel shelf still has the suit carrier. Griping the sports steering wheel will excite even before the drive begins, wonderful.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Once the most powerful car in its class the 1998cc 16 valve engine pumps out 150bhp at 6,100rpm. Even more significantly, it develops a thumping 175Nm of torque – a full 85% of which is available with just 2,500 rpm on the rev counter. Expect 0-62 mph in 7.8 seconds and a possible 134 mph maximum speed. A specially developed 5-speed close ratio gearbox has a reinforced casing, bigger gears, heftier secondary shaft and pattern bearings to cope with the power demands. Fun!
WHEELS, TYRES, BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Pristine Speedline 7” J15 light alloy wheels resplendent in Williams gold colour are shod in new Michelin Pilot 185/55 R15 tyres. Servo-assisted, diagonally split braking system with disc brakes all round, (ventilated at the front), offer superb, predicable stopping power. The front track has been increased by 34mm and this, coupled with uprated springs, anti-roll bars and dampers results in near competition standards of handling typical of Renautsport.
Supplied new by Renault Main Dealers, Rogers of Preston on the 27th February 1995 the new car invoice reveals a total price paid of £14,155 including a Tracker security system. The first owner of 10 years kept the vehicle annually Main Dealer maintained keeping all the invoices and even the Renault PDI checklist and handover checklist! Every MOT from new will warrant the low 55,113 miles covered and enthusiasts will thoroughly enjoy reading the history file which contains magazine features, newspaper articles and the famous Williams Clio ‘v’ Williams Clio 2 debate! New car brochures from time of purchase and a price sheet are amongst all the original handbooks contained within the grey A5 Renault wallet. Two sets of keys are included. Constantly within collections this prime example is fit for a discerning new custodian.
All handbooks, service books and manuals are contained in the clear A5 Ford folder. A full set of manufacturer supplied keys on dealer key fobs including number tags are present.
MOT September 2015 and HPI Clear.
To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below:
'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: