Fuego: a fiery French coupé or not?
As market values for classic cars rise, so does the popularity of the forgotten and unloved classics of years gone by. A recent analysis of 30 million cars in Britain highlighted the plight of many older cars that are verging on extinction, revealing that only one example of a staggering 222 models from the past 50 years is still in use.
Perhaps one of our favourite forgottens is the swoopy Renault Fuego, although you’d need to look far and wide these days to find one, as only 19 are currently registered in Britain, and probably many fewer than that in New Zealand. The stylish French coupé was often described as the car of choice for Parisian prostitutes, while others opined that it was shaped like a walrus with gas — yet the car had several other more substantial claims to fame. To find out what they are, search ‘Fuego’ on The Motorhood.