A rare sight in the states to begin with, this 1982 Renault Fuego was converted by its owner to a turbodiesel engine, which was not available on the Fuegos that were sold in the US. The owner, who drove it to Carlisle Import & Kit Nationals 2011 all the way from Texas, installed a diesel engine from a Winnebago LeSharo after purchasing the car in 1993. The LeSharo originally used a diesel engine very similar to that of the diesel Fuego in Europe, and was built on a Renault Trafic chassis.
The Fuego was sold in the states through AMC’s dealer network for just three short years, and was not particularly popular, as one might have guessed by now. In fact, this is only the second one that I’ve seen.
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