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Renault 4CV

It was the first French car to sell over a million units.
1947-1961

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5818x3876px 10.92 MB
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/83 second
Aperture
F/16.0
Focal Length
95 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jul 25, 2020, 3:29:14 PM
Sensor Size
22mm
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organicvisionProfessional Photographer
Merci :heart:
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Indeed!
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Pretty!!

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organicvisionProfessional Photographer

The new paint job keeps it in fashion ;)

Mr-Pink-Rose's avatar

It's pretty rare to see an old European car in two-tone paint. Looks very nice, though.

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Today it's not rare and I 'm sure this one was repainted.
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Renault's answer to the 2CV, I guess.

GDupons's avatar

Wasn't that the R4?

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Skoshi8Hobbyist Photographer

The 2CV and 4CV came out in the late 1940s, the R4 was introduced in 1961.

GDupons's avatar

Okay that's a good point! So I was chronological wrong, sorry.


But I think it's fair to say, that both Renault cars, the 4CV and the R4 were the main concurrent to the Citroën 2CV and aimed for the same clients. And the R4 followed the same philosophy as the 2CV: Simplicity and lightweight.

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I had the same thought. This was a bit sexier than the 2cv. The number of CV concerns power, taxes and insurance in France so this one was double ;)

angelstied's avatar

Quite a large steering wheel. No power assist so you needed the leverage to make a turn.

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Not much power steering in the 1950 s but you could feel the road.
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organicvisionProfessional Photographer
A classic Renault :)
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Excellente photographie d'une vieille voiture
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Merci, elle a été bien refaite.
cullyferg2010's avatar

That is small. Would just about work as a clown car in a circus.

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European towns and villages often has very small roads which goes back to medevial times. You really don't want to drive there with an US street cruiser! And of course to find a place to park it would be even more painful. Another reason are the much higher gas prices in Europe. So smaller, lighter cars are much more budget friendly as an huge american car.

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And the towns, villages and cities were much closer together. Found that out when I was stationed in Germany back in the early 1970's.

But I did love that Autobahn!

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Wonderful little car !!! :#1: 😊

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Thanks Jack. It did create a lot of jealousy back then ;)

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