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2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS (with the "Dale Earnhardt" look)

“The Intimidator”

2002 Renault Avantime Privilege


Photo of: 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
Photo of: 2002 Renault Avantime

No longer owned


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About “The Intimidator”

I saw one of these cars on the road and decided then and there that I had to have one. I found out there was a "Dale, Jr. Edition" too, but I like the look of the black and silver combination better than the red and silver. The blue and silver "Jeff Gordon Edition"? Who cares?

About “**Ava”

Rare car built for Renault by Matra under contract with Renault which allowed Renault to take the Espace back in-house.
Designed as a very high-spec Coupe-MPV - 2-door, 4/5 seat, 2.0 Turbo or 3.0 V6. Aimed at "... parents whose kids have left home but still want an MPV-style, prestige vehicle." In fact, that market didn't materialise and production stopped after just 8,270 had been built (447 in RHD for the UK), following which Matra car production was, sadly, closed down.

Gained some extra fame from appearance in film "Children of Men".

Has now become a "future classic", mainly because of it's unusual and futuristic design. Believed to be just 4,000 left running in the world.

Now registered as M444TRA.

Sadly now sold to George in Belgium, who seems like a nice chap and will take care of Ava.


Specs for “The Intimidator”

Small-block V-8 and front wheel drive. It'll smoke 'em all the way down the block!

Specs for “**Ava”

2-door Coupe/MPV
3.0 V6 24v
5-speed Auto with "Tiptronic" type option


Factory Options for “The Intimidator”

It came pretty much loaded, with heated leather seats and XM Stereo.

Factory Options for “**Ava”

"Privilege" spec - Fully loaded


Mods for “The Intimidator”

K&N Low-Restriction intake system, chip, Borla cat-back exhaust.

Mods for “**Ava”

Avon uni-directional tyres (replacing Michelins)
Stainless exhaust (cat-back)
Now added 18" option alloy wheels with Avon ZZ3s


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Cover photo of "The Intimidator" album
"The Intimidator"
Photos: 5

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Cover photo of Avantimes album
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