Renault 16 Club Tilburg -introduction
One day winter 1992 I bought a R 16
TX. Ten years before I went on holiday with two friends in a white R16
TL. It was a great journey with that sublime car driving 140km/h on the
Autobahn(jawohl). Later on the car appeared as rotten as possible. But
never mind, I felt like a king driving my goldbrown supplied with tinted
glass and leather interior R 16 TX. After some years I bought a 16 TS
(1969) in Germany and had it thoroughly restored. For over two years I
drive my Saviem blue TS equipped with a TX engine and fivespeed gearbox.
Looks, comfort and driving capabilities are still the strong points of
this Car of the Year 1965!
My R16 love emerged when I worked
as a building construtor during my school holidays. Fouir weeks in a row
Idrove with a collegue with 170km/h to work. Some three years later I
sat in my Peugeot 404 waiting for a railroadcrossing as a freight train
loaded with nothing but R16 TX’s
passes me by. From that moment on I had to have a R16!
In 1986 I bought a “perfect” R 16. But only the engine appeared to
be perfect, after a thorough inspection. But it was true love and so I
started the restoration of this vehicle thar has given me –afterwards-
so much pleasure and so much sorrow. Someday, I pledged myself, I will
drive the ultimate R16. And now, within a few months, that moment will be there: I will be the proud owner of a R16
TS from 1968 which has been totally restored. Soon it will enlighten the
In 1979 I bought my first car. A R
16 TS from 1971. The car suited me right from the start. Even though I
am 7 feet tall I still have a quite comfortable stay in the R16. It was
love at first sight and up to this very moment I am still driving this
wonderful car. I enjoy its timeless beauty, the very comfortable
roadholding and driving capacities en its elegant interior. I am very
proud to announce that this year (2000) my 25 years old TX has driven me
from Eindhoven (The Netherlands) to Malaga (Spain) and back. A journey
over 6,000 km during which this vehicle ran smooth as ever.