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1998 Renault Sport Spider SV


  • Sought-after SV 'wind-breaker' model
  • Certified low-mileage car in its distinctive Sirius Yellow colour
  • Up-to-date MOT
  • Well maintained car
  • Timing belt will be replaced prior to sale with supporting invoice
  • Never used on track
  • Unique model prepared with 6-speed gearbox and self-locking differential

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The Renault Sport Spider was born of a simple idea: a track-focused flagship model that would herald the arrival of the Renault brand as a serious sports brand.
The new car was clean and simple. It took the engine from the Clio Williams and placed it in a central rear position in an aluminium chassis. The styling was clearly influenced by track cars and made few concessions to comfort... especially if you opted for one of the SV 'saute-vent' models which did without a windscreen. Only 438 of these were built in left-hand drive, and their uncompromising approach makes them sought after by collectors.

This SV is finished in the characteristic Sirius Yellow of the Spider. This is a very low mileage car that has never been used on the track and has been in the hands of its enthusiast vendor for half its life. With a clean history and continuous maintenance since new, this is an excellent example of one of France's most exciting modern classic sports cars. The vehicle on offer here is even more unique in that a number of components have been modified to improve its road holding. In 2016, the original 5-speed gearbox was prepared with the addition of a 6-speed and a self-locking differential (a bill of over €6,000 attests to the preparation carried out by a professional). The braking system has also been optimised. Via a knob located next to the pedal adjustment on the steering column, it is now possible to manually distribute the braking intensity between the front and rear axles. What we have here is a unique preparation of an already exceptional original model!

History and documents

  • First registered on 5 May 1998
  • Acquired by the seller on 13 November 2012
  • Full vehicle history since first registration
  • Timing belt will be replaced prior to sale
  • 2 keys available
  • Low mileage certified by history and seller
  • Never used on track or involved in accidents according to seller
  • Saute-Vent model with air deflector instead of windscreen
  • This system creates an air screen and only 438 left-hand drive examples were built in this way
  • Total production of the Spider was 1,726.
  • Manufactured by Alpine for Renault Sport
  • Technical inspection valid until 7 June 2024 without remarks
  • Owner's manual and briefcase included


  • Classic finish in Renault Sport's signature Sirius Yellow colour
  • Plastic composite bodywork undamaged and never involved in any accidents
  • Very good condition with only a few stone chips and marks to note
  • Factory five-spoke wheels in good condition with only minor marks visible in photos
  • Fitted with Toyo T1 tyres
  • Aluminium chassis with light but not unsightly scratches
  • Black Recaro leather sports seats with no visible wear
  • Simple interior with LCD speedometer and silver factory dials
  • SV air screen system fitted to only a few hundred cars
  • OMP three-spoke alcantara steering wheel (original supplied)


  • Clio Williams F7R 1,998 cm3 engine developing 150 bhp
  • Complete Orbisound stainless steel catalysed exhaust system
  • 6-speed gearbox kit fitted to 5-speed gearbox with self-locking differential installed in 2016 (invoice: €6,160.76)
  • Reinforced clutch kit changed at the same time as gearbox preparation (invoice for €1325.89 available)
  • Reconditioned shock absorbers (invoice of €1,430.60 in January 2016)
  • Installation of a brake torque adjustment system between the front and rear axles (invoice for €1254.83 in February 2016)
  • No brake assist or power steering
  • Full service history with invoices covering the mileage shown
  • Timing belt will be replaced prior to sale with supporting invoice
  • Up-to-date annual service


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1998
  • Make Renault
  • Model Spider
  • Colour Yellow
  • Odometer 70,622 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1998
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Provence-Alpes-Côte…
  • Location International
  • Country France

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