Hello everybody, I have had ample opportunity to receive some of the help and wisdom of the forum, but as of tonight I can finally reckon myself a full member of the forum. As there's no cat this end, I had to drag the thing all the way from Rouen myself ... Anyway, me and the yet-unnamed car ... I'm Robert, I live in Bavaria, Germany near Augsburg where I also work. Renaultitis was probably transmitted by my father (who owned several from the late 60s onwards until a 1st generation Megane seems to have been a final cure for this particular sickness). In 89 my first car was a beige 81 TL, I had two further TLs in the 90s (both lost to accidents). Now a chance presented itself to have a second car in the family, and SWMBO must have noticed the pining and didn't object to getting another R4. After searching several weeks on Ebay and Leboncoin I got into contact with a guy selling a '78 GTL in Rouen, the pix looked nice and the car had been CT'd at the end of October '08. So after some emails to and fro and acquiring a French temporary insurance I set off Monday morning by TGV from Augsburg via Paris. I got picked up by the guy at Rouen station, we headed (in the R4) to his house and looked at his stock of spare parts that I was to receive together with the car. We had a little chat, agreed on the price and off I went.