30th Nov, 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

  Lot 48

1909 Renault AX Tourer

Lot details

Registration No: C 3304
Chassis No: 14870
MOT: Exempt

  • Offered with VCC dating certificate
  • Reputed to be one of the most original AXs
  • Eligible for many events
  • One of the most successful pre-WWI Renaults

French motor industry royalty, Renault also distinguished itself in the emerging world of motor sport in the early years; think of the Paris-Vienna and Paris-Bordeaux races, success in the former, setting the challenge for other manufacturers. Marcel Renault’s death in the 1903 Paris-Madrid led to Louis Renault’s withdrawal from motor sport to concentrate on motor car production. Establishing the use of engines designed by Viet, brother-in-law to Georges Bouton, the 1905 launch of the twin-cylinder model AG and AX became one of the most commercially successful of all Renault's pre-Great War models. A simple design, easy to drive. The vertical twin-cylinder engine was simple and did the job of providing owner confidence in the machines, especially through the ease of operation the 3-speed gearbox offered. Amongst veteran car owners, there are few motor cars that have commanded the same level of appreciation and reverence as the Renault AX.

Demonstrably, the twin-cylinder 8hp car delivers reliability during participation in club events and rallies. AX models holding their own alongside four-cylinder rally and in-era competitors. Proven success is ably represented by the long production run which continued until the outbreak of the Great War of 1914. AX ownership has strong foundations in the form of the active and supportive Renault Frères Club which operates and arranges events in France and in the United Kingdom. The club also offers invaluable spares support to owners of the AX.

One of the most successful Pre-WWI Renault models, this particular AX is reputed to be one of the most original AXs in existence. As with any car of this age, it has been the subject to previous restoration work for which there is a collection of restoration photographs to document what was worked on alongside the retaining ‘originality’. For many, the added interest in this car is the 1909 production date and its Veteran status, as the AX will be eligible for many events; to this end, the car is offered with a Veteran Car Club (VCC) Dating Certificate. The AX is documented as chassis number 14870, produced in 1909. ‘C 3304’ is offered with a collection of invoices, old MOT certificates, and of course the current V5C.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 30th Nov, 2022

An auction of classic & collector motorcars


Tuesday 29th November 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 30th November 2022 from 9am

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