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Renault 19s - esp. phase 1 and TSE

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    I worked for a Renault specialist in the late 1980's / early 1990's when the R19 was launched. We did a lot of work for Renault Distributors Irl fitting boot spoilers on Supervans, Chamades, etc (plus commercial repaints of R5 vans, Extras, Traffics and Master vans in An Post and Telecom Eireann livery)

    I liked the Supervans, they were lively enough to drive and very comfortable. If given the choice I would go for a Supervan or a R19 Turbo.

    I actually have a new handbook set for a Chamade somewhere :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 581 ✭✭✭ johnf2020


    kaizersoze wrote: »
    1989 Renault 19 TR with 22000 genuine miles...aparently.
    Looks fairly spotless. Strong money though.

    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/renault-19-tr-22-000-genuine-miles/25668907
    M2U5NWJhYjAzYzhiMDJmNTEyZjhiOGVhMGY0MTM2NGbyiwWJvrCeI1K_XyV0JV35aHR0cDovL3MzLWV1LXdlc3QtMS5hbWF6b25hd3MuY29tL2RvbmVkZWFsLmllLXBob3Rvcy9waG90b18xNTQwNTU1ODV8fHwxMjAweDEyMDB8fHx8fHx8fA==.jpeg


    Hi Guys,

    Havn't been around these parts in a while. That 19TR is indeed mine. I did sell it last year as per the Dondeal ad, but the opportunity presented itself to buy it back a few weeks ago which I did. Its now sports the collosal mileage of 22780 miles which is indeed genuine. Glad to see the 19s are getting noticed . I did indeed ad the Zenith 14" alloys which are a Boutique accessory aswell as standard fitment on certain models in certain markets. The 3 spoke steering wheel is also a Boutique accessory(not leather) The bumpers are the original but the chrome inserts were available seperately which I also fitted. I feel the upgrades are subtle without taking away from the car and certainly give it a lift.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,028 ✭✭✭ kaizersoze


    johnf2020 wrote: »
    Hi Guys,

    Havn't been around these parts in a while. That 19TR is indeed mine. I did sell it last year as per the Dondeal ad, but the opportunity presented itself to buy it back a few weeks ago which I did. Its now sports the collosal mileage of 22780 miles which is indeed genuine. Glad to see the 19s are getting noticed . I did indeed ad the Zenith 14" alloys which are a Boutique accessory aswell as standard fitment on certain models in certain markets. The 3 spoke steering wheel is also a Boutique accessory(not leather) The bumpers are the original but the chrome inserts were available seperately which I also fitted. I feel the upgrades are subtle without taking away from the car and certainly give it a lift.

    She's a peach. Well done for getting it back and well done on the upgrades. Nice and subtle as you say. They're the upgrades I like to do.
    If you're moving it on again keep me in mind.


  • Registered Users Posts: 581 ✭✭✭ johnf2020


    kaizersoze wrote: »
    She's a peach. Well done for getting it back and well done on the upgrades. Nice and subtle as you say. They're the upgrades I like to do.
    If you're moving it on again keep me in mind.

    I certainly will but Renaults in this condition are getting increasingly hard to find especially now that the UK market is effectively gone so I'll be holding onto this one unless I either go LHD from Europe or in the unlikely event that something turns up here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,545 ✭✭✭ BrianD3


    Didn't you have a peachy TSE in the same colour a while ago? Still have it or sold on?

    If anyone is looking to buy a classic Renault in Ireland, one of the first things to look for is, does it have a KK reg :D Probably means it's a good one!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 581 ✭✭✭ johnf2020


    BrianD3 wrote: »
    Didn't you have a peachy TSE in the same colour a while ago? Still have it or sold on?

    If anyone is looking to buy a classic Renault in Ireland, one of the first things to look for is, does it have a KK reg :D Probably means it's a good one!

    Indeed I did:D......it went to the depths of Donegal and hasnt been seen since:rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,776 ✭✭✭ rugbyman


    Kaisersoze, sorry for delay
    Went to this farm today.no one there so did not want to hang about. On the boot just says renault 19. No particular model details. The window code might yield the age. N.i. reg


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,776 ✭✭✭ rugbyman


    Another


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,776 ✭✭✭ rugbyman


    Again


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,776 ✭✭✭ rugbyman


    Seats


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,776 ✭✭✭ rugbyman


    Seats


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,366 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus


    Phase 1 GTS I'd wager


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,776 ✭✭✭ rugbyman


    Does that make it interesting?ba barabus


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,776 ✭✭✭ rugbyman


    Does that make it interesting?ba barabus


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,366 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus


    rugbyman wrote: »
    Does that make it interesting?ba barabus

    Only for people who like 19s, so that me, Tipp John and Kilkenny John :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,028 ✭✭✭ kaizersoze


    rugbyman wrote: »
    Kaisersoze, sorry for delay
    Went to this farm today.no one there so did not want to hang about. On the boot just says renault 19. No particular model details. The window code might yield the age. N.i. reg

    No problem at all and thanks for going to the trouble. Pity to see it there rotting away.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,776 ✭✭✭ rugbyman


    kaizersoze wrote: »
    No problem at all and thanks for going to the trouble. Pity to see it there rotting away.

    If its for sale,and is small money, do you want it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,776 ✭✭✭ rugbyman


    That car, i pictured, is originally southern reg, 1989.

    It can be bought for 300 /500 euro

    Kaiser, you were first to ask.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,545 ✭✭✭ BrianD3


    Might have been posted already but I just saw this great video on the R19 from Nostalgia Nerd on YT. Over 50 minutes long and it isn't even a car channel.




  • Registered Users Posts: 541 ✭✭✭ David09


    Excellent thread! I too had a soft spot for the 19, 21 and first series Lagunas.

    The 19 were an excellent car, so well equipped compared to the competition. I had one, a 91 phase 1 but only for a short time.

    Another strong memory of the 19 was from when I was an apprentice doing a head gasket on a 1.4 energy engine. I was only used to fords and didn't know any better about turning the crankshaft with the head removed. Eeek.... :)😝



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  • Registered Users Posts: 145 ✭✭ hamburg


    i seem to remember the army had black renault 19 chamades?? in the early 90's. they used them as staff cars.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭ RandomViewer


    21 was so badly built and the overheating issues made them nearly unsellable, wasn't really Renaults fault, the coolant they used in the factory was corrosive after a few years



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,545 ✭✭✭ BrianD3


    IIRC the 19 was also known for cooling system issues. Heater matrix etc and there is a metal pipe near the exhaust manifold which would corrode through and cause a major leak. The Megane Mk1 seemed to be much better in terms of cooling despite being very similar to the 19. I think the feed to the header tank works differently on the Megane?



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭ RandomViewer


    Any steel pipework on the 19/21 corroded, there were little frostplugs behind the manifold that used to rust through, diesel 19 also had a rubber hose that sat below the oil filter and got sodden every oil change, later Megane used hard plastic



  • Registered Users Posts: 2 dernal


    You can add me to that list haha. I had the amazing opportunity to buy back my first car during the summer. Its a Phase 2 19 supervan. Its in rough nick as I had to pull it from a bed of nettles at the back of a shed. I finally got time to pull it into the shed to start the restoration. I see ba_barabus is doing a restoration too. What are parts like to source? I have a fairly comprehensive list of all comsumeables and some bodywork i need. Any help appreciated guys.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,366 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus


    I sold mine once I was finished but I have a few parts in the attic. Nothing comprehensive but I'll take a look and let you know. Definitely have a set of headlights in good condition. I've a full set of genuine hubcaps too and a Renault radio. Where are you based?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2 dernal


    I'm in Galway. I am ok for headlights but I will let you know. Did you find any good websites or companies carrying parts for the ph2 19?



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