1964 Renault Estafette 800 – Ex Gendarmerie

The owner of this ex French Gendarmerie (Police) Van contacted us after having some restoration work (panel/paint) completed elsewhere.  An interesting aspect of the panel/paintwork is that when the sills were stripped down, the bodyshop found solid concerete inside each sill. Research has shown that the French Police did this modification to assist with stopping the vans being rammed and disabled!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Estafette

We have been asked to get the engine running and check all mechanical parts.

We are just trying to find a good French teacher as we feel French Lessons for Adam Woods would be beneficial!