The rising demand of everyday 80s classics as Renault 4 sells for £10,750
Rarity of everyday cars from the 80s sees prices and interest on the rise
Whilst it's often the multimillion pound cars that make the headlines for auction prices, the past 18 months have seen demand and prices rise for the everyday cars that were once everywhere on our streets but have since vanished.
Tartan like interior was a feature of Renault 4s in the 1980s
The latest example is a RHD mid 80s Renault 4 that has sold on Car & Classic for £10,750. Values for 1980s cars such as the Renault are rising because of the rarity; so many have rotted away, been scrapped or stripped for spares, that survivors are becoming of more interest to enthusiasts.
That particular car had been fully restored and had the colour changed to a vivid orange and was ready to be enjoyed by its new owner. Interest in Renault 4s particularly also stems from the anniversary of the car's announcement in 1961 and teaser shots from Renault suggesting a new 4 maybe on the way.
Renault has released teasers of a car with Renault 4 design cues. Credit Renault
The sales price is backed up by recent data from market specialists Hagerty who identified other once ordinary cars such as the Cortina Mk3 and Allegro now seeing big shifts in values. Hagerty had also noted the Renault 4 was up 10.6 per cent between 2020 and 2021 with average values this year of £5,225, making this car's price even more impressive.