Final edition of what has been regarded as one of the best hot hatches of all time and won Evo Magazine’s “Peoples Performance Car of the Year” in 2005 along with also being a car that resulted in Harry Metcalfe (founder and former editorial director of Evo Magazine) buying the exact one he drove for an article – one of my favourite stories from the evo diaries and one you can view by checking out the video attached to this listing.
Just 500 right hand drive models were produced of this limited edition; with 50 left hand drive examples heading to Switzerland. This representation of the 500 is number 33 and is proudly displayed as intended on a numbered plaque located on the base of the driver’s seat along with matching key rings that I had specially made.
Supplied at new by Gordon Lamb Renault with a total of four private registered keepers and I have had ownership since 2017 - my fourth 182 Trophy to date and this one has covered 36,900 miles since new.
The latest maintenance carried out included: timing belt with the all-important dephaser, coolant, transmission oil, spark plugs, air filter, pollen filter, brakes bared/cleaned with a change of brake fluid, oil, oil filter, and an MOT with no advisories.
PDI – 2005 Renault
11,930 – 2007 Renault
23,935 - 2009 Renault
24,008 – 2009 Renault
Circa 31,000 – 2012 BG Motorsport Silverstone
31,582 - 2012 Renault (featuring timing belt)
34,539 - 2014 Renault
35,389 - 2015 Renault Specialist (featuring Sachs dampers)
35,930 – 2016 Independent
35,937 - 2016 Independent
35,991 - 2017 Independent (featuring alternator)
36,353 - 2018 Renault Specialist (featuring timing belt)
Promptly available for a new owner with a full set of keys present, alongside a thick black folder backing all of the above. I really cannot fault this one – especially when you consider it is a Renault hot hatch and has ventured our rough British roads for 13 years now.
Anyone who knows the background on these will know that the bonnet was a recall and this was completed and is recorded within the history file from Renault. The steering wheels were awfully manufactured and has led to many people replacing them but if you can gather from the images, you will come across a lot worse and it is not worth changing yet from an originally point of view. As always with my cars, not a great deal of miles has been covered by me but certainly enough to stand by the car – starting, pulling away and driving with no issues at all with the clutch and gearbox working perfectly in conjunction with that 1,998cc 4-cylinder 16-valve engine.
I look forward to hearing from you.
4 x 22W RDS radio/cd with 6-speakers and steering wheel controls
16 inch Speedline Turini anthracite alloy wheels
A/C (air conditioning)
ABS (anti-lock braking system)
Body coloured bumpers
Brake calipers in silver
Capsicum red paintwork
Carpet in dark grey
Carpet over mats in black and white piping with Renault Sport embossed
EBD (electronic brake distribution)
Electrically heated door mirrors
Electric wing mirrors
ELF rear screen sticker
Enlarged rear spoiler from the Renault Sport Clio V6 255