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Indiana Jones Renault Type NN Tourer up for auction

Published 28 May 2014

The 1928 Renault Type NN Tourer that starred in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is expected to raise £9000-£14,000 when it goes under the hammer at Historics’ Brooklands sale on 7 June.

The right-hand drive, four-door Tourer was bought by Steven Spielberg’s film company in 1988, shortly before filming started in Almeria, Spain. The car was then re-sprayed black for its famous chase with a 1917 army tank, which saw Indy battle it out with his enemies in search of the Holy Grail. The ten minute scene would go on to became one of the highlights of the film, with superb performances from Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.

After filming was complete, the Renault was returned to the UK for a thorough renovation, including a rebuild of its four-cylinder engine. The bodywork was also restored to its original yellow.

The 1920s’ Renault retains its removable rear seats, which convert the Tourer into a pick-up. The car also features a full-length fabric roof. The Type NN Tourer carries a pre-sale estimate of £9000-£14,000 and is offered with an extensive history file.

The Renault joins 150+ other classics in what will be Historics’ largest auction to date at Brooklands Museum, near Weybridge, on 7 June, with viewing the previous day. For more information and the full consignment list, visit www.historics.co.uk or call 01753 639170.

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