RESPECT THE CLASSICS. A RARE BARN-FIND.

05.07.2018

When people think of barn-finds, they usually think of a rare sports car sitting under a thick layer of dust (or worse), locked up in a shed somewhere for years and years. But for us, finding a piece of our own brand history is more important than any car could be.

 

 

 

RESPECT THE CLASSICS. A RARE BARN-FIND.

It all started with an ad placed by an industrial antiques dealer in the north of France announcing that during his search for unique pieces he had come across an old Renault AHS3. But this wasn’t just any old rusty Renault truck. This one was used as a Motul delivery truck by a motorcycle dealer. We were pretty soon alerted to this discovery, and we had no choice but to acquire this unique piece of our own history.

 

The Renault AHS3 was manufactured in 1945 and could have seen military action (it was probably painted white at the time), before being bought by a Motorcycle specialist in Normandy. After it had served its purpose, it spent 30 years shut away at a vehicle recycling center until it was discovered.

 

 

 

RESPECT THE CLASSICS. A RARE BARN-FIND.

But this Renault truck will soon see the proud light of day again when we show it to the public at this weekend’s Le Mans Classic, before it undergoes a complete technical restoration. The exterior will remain unrestored, however, as we want to make sure this wonderful piece of our brand history retains its original patina.

 

 

 

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