When it comes to unique and unusual cars, there is one country that stands out above all the rest and that’s France. Some of the most interesting cars ever built have come out of France, but few French cars have ever made it to our shores. Those that have seem to be very popular and are typically loved by their owners. We have found a surprising number of French barn finds, the most common being the Renault Caravelle. Another one of these quirky little French cars has been pulled from a barn and is now being sold here on eBay.
This 1963 Caravelle’s interior has already had some work done to it, although it’s not been done to factory condition. The shag carpet actually matches the looks of the car well, but it was obviously installed by a previous owner. They also installed new seat covers, and while they look nice, they aren’t correct.
The seller claims the engine runs great, but the car currently isn’t drivable. These small 4 cylinder engines are known to be durable, so it’s possible that it runs great. With less than 50 hp, this car isn’t going to get you anywhere real fast, but it is efficient. After tuning this car up, it could get as much as 45 mpg.
This is definitely an interesting looking car and there aren’t many on U.S. roads, but this one has some rust issues. It’s salvageable, but the cost of restoration makes this car a labor of love. We would hate to see this car parted out, so hopefully someone will save it.