1948 Renault 4 Cv
Renault 4 CV
The Renault 4CV was an car produced by the French producer Renault from 1946 to 1961. An stinting “mass’s car” divine by the Volkswagen Overhang, it was the kickoff French car to betray concluded a meg.
The 4CV was earlier conceived and intentional covertly by Renault engineers during the German business of France during Humankind War II, when the maker was below hard-and-fast orders to invention and acquire solitary commercial-grade and military vehicles. A innovation squad led by Fernand Picard, Charles-Edmond Serre and Jean-Auguste Riolfo pictured a diminished, stinting car (interchangeable to the Volkswagen Beetling) worthy for the economically unmanageable eld which would unavoidably pursue the war. The beginning epitome was realized in 1942 and two more prototypes were produced in the pursuit tercet geezerhood, with the 4CV finally presented to the world and media at the 1946 Paris Centrifugal Demonstrate.
On the 4CV’s establish, it was nicknamed “La motte de beurre” (the gawk of butter) due to the combining of its bod and the fact that many betimes models were multi-colored with grit yellow-colored German army excess pigment intended for the Afrika Korps. The 4CV was powered by a 748 cc locomotive producing 17 hp, which was linked to a three-speed manual transmittance. Scorn an initial menses of precariousness and pathetic sales due to the sacked province of the French saving, the 4CV had sold 37,000 units by mid-1949 and was the well-nigh democratic car in France. The car remained in output for more a ten afterward; it was intended to be replaced by the Renault Dauphine, launched in 1956, but the 4CV in fact remained in output until 1961, sole a twelvemonth originally than the more expensive Dauphine was discontinued. In effect, it was replaced by the Renault 4 which exploited the like locomotive and epithet as the 4CV and sold for a standardized damage.
1,105,547 cars were produced; the 4CV became the offset French car to deal o’er a 1000000.
The 4CV was well limited and was exploited extensively as a racer, fetching both the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Mille Miglia. The kickoff collaborationism ‘tween the Alpine troupe and Renault, a partnership which would hap to win the Earth Exchange Patronage with the fabled Alpine A-110 in subsequently geezerhood, was the Alpine A-106 which was based on the 4CV.
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