Evaluation: One family owned from new until 1989 and believed to be the only Type RA “Big” Cabriolet to survive. Superficial repaint over old, chipped paint and already beginning to fail. Sound, stretched old redyed upholstery. Weak, failing chrome. All there, but needs comprehensive attention and not good enough to be preserved.
Bottom Line: Highly desirable and probably unique, but the old restoration from the early 90’s is not aging well and needs to be redone, a factor the Hershey bidders took into account with this price. What will it be worth when it is competently restored? Only time will tell but it will probably be enough to justify the effort and expense based upon its rarity, open Million-Guiet coachwork, inherent Renault quality of the period and the reasonable price it brought here.