Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Everything but the same old cars

LeMon of the Week

Posted by Jonny Lieberman On March - 19 - 2009

lecar400Do you know what the biggest problem with the 24 Hours of LeMons is? Exactly, not enough French cars! Well friends, for the low, low price of just $700, you can help change that. And this particular Renault has so much going for it. First off, it’s in Benzonia! Located in Ted Nugent country (Northern Michigan), this car is shockingly free from both bullet holes and moose vomit. Rare indeed. Not that I know anything about French wine, but assuming 1976 was a good vintage, I’m sure the same holds true for French cars. That’s right, this baby could be a winner! Could be? Hell, the nickels are practically in your pocket. While it’s true you can’t spend more than $500 on your finished LeMons car, nothing is stopping you from selling parts to get you below the limit. And look – it’s still got the canvas sliding top! You just know there’s a degenerate connoisseur in a Renault club somewhere that understands the true value of a vintage part like that. The seller does admit that this particular Le Car has sat in a barn for 18 years and the engine is, “a big question mark.” Oh, it has a bad (i.e. rusted to death) rear floor, too. But just think of all your future glory. Getting this dusty truffle running is definitely worth the stretch. Viva le Car! And thanks to Rory for the tip.

Disclaimer: A mild mannered motoring  journalist by day, Jonny Lieberman dons the robe and econo-barrister wig as Judge Jonny on the 24 Hours of LeMons racing circuit. Together with Justice Murilee Martin they comprise the LeMons Supreme Court.

2 Responses

  1. Myron Vernis Said,

    Jonny’s right about the dearth of four-wheeled French merde in the LeMons races but this one is too common and too expensive. Here’s a standing offer to sell a running Panhard PL17 for $500 to anyone crazy enough to prep it for the race at Nelson Ledges (just an hour from here) in October…

    Posted on March 21st, 2009 at 6:31 am

  2. casadelshawn Said,

    LeMerde. ‘Nuff said. However, in the rest of the world, the Renault 5 was a good car that sold about a bazillion units, so maybe there is a crazy enough team out there to try to make a go of it. If anyone picks it up, I’d be interested in the sunroof for another project.

    Posted on March 25th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

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