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You Can Finally Import the First-Ever Renault Sport, No Windshield Attached

If you're the kind of person who always likes to look at the bright side of things, then you'll probably rejoice thinking about all the cool cars that could not be legally imported into the United States until now. Since it's 2021, you can now start digging up cars that were built in 1996 and never made it across the two ocean(s).
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And there are quite a few cars on that list, like the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IV or the Nissan Stagea. But if you really want to shock your friends, why not go for something a bit more exclusive? Like the Renault Sport Spider, for example.

If you've ever fancied the idea of driving a Renault Sport, which is basically Renault's sport division, the place where they build cars using knowledge they've gathered in Formula 1, for example, this might just be the car for you. Because it just so happens that this is the first-ever car to be badged as a Renault Sport. This is where it all started.

Sure, there's no windshield and no roof for that matter. But that shouldn't be a big problem if you live in any of the warmer states and you avoid rainy days. The car was manufactured between 1996 and 1999, and it featured a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine that had an output of 147 horsepower.

Sure, that doesn't sound like much but do consider the fact that it only weighs 2,050 lbs (930 kg). With this being a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicle, it might just be quite fun to drive. 1996 models are slightly harder to come by, but we did manage to find this one for sale on a website in France.

It only has 310 miles (500 km) on it, and the asking price is €51,911. That's the equivalent of $63,700, which might sound a bit much considering the alternatives. But in the end, the exclusivity factor should even things out, as this is the kind of car bound to be a hit at any car show or event you might drive it to in the future.
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About the author: Dragos Chitulescu
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The things Dragos enjoys the most in life are, in no particular order: cars, motorcycles, diecast cars, and drifting. He's seen (and driven) many vehicles since he started his writing career back in 2009, but his garage currently houses a 1991 Mazda RX-7 FC3S Turbo II and a 1999 Suzuki SV650-S.
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