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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by CitroJim » 23 Nov 2014, 09:31

NewcastleFalcon wrote: It may lead you back to a former incarnation from the early 60's, with what could be interpreted as a "blank look" on its "face"

Anyone fancy a guess if you can follow my thinking...?
Neil, I'll guess a Renault 8 or an early Renault 10. They had incredibly plain fronts with no grille at all, the engine being in the back...

Not an attractive car at all, the 8 especially...

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 Nov 2014, 11:32

CitroJim wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote: It may lead you back to a former incarnation from the early 60's, with what could be interpreted as a "blank look" on its "face"

Anyone fancy a guess if you can follow my thinking...?
Neil, I'll guess a Renault 8 or an early Renault 10. They had incredibly plain fronts with no grille at all, the engine being in the back...

Not an attractive car at all, the 8 especially...
To my taste, the early 60's incarnation was quite a head-turner. The clue is in the car mats!

right make though JIm

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 Nov 2014, 11:42

The car mat clue

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 Nov 2014, 11:54

The alter ego/stablemate clue

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by CitroJim » 23 Nov 2014, 13:13

The plane is a Caravelle but that's as far as I can go Neil...

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by old'uns » 23 Nov 2014, 21:24

i cheated... :oops:

known by 2 names depending where in the World you were..
t'other one sounds like something you find in toothpaste or water :wink:

and where i found it... http://cartype.com/pages/2343/renault_related_emblems" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 Nov 2014, 22:20

old'uns wrote:i cheated... :oops:

known by 2 names depending where in the World you were..
t'other one sounds like something you find in toothpaste or water :wink:

and where i found it... http://cartype.com/pages/2343/renault_related_emblems" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Yes I can confirm you have made the link.

The car with the two tone interior is a Renault Megane Coupe Cabriolet Floride

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and the car with the "blank look" from the early 1960's is the Renault Floride

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by myglaren » 23 Nov 2014, 22:23

Definitely seen one of those somewhere, had no inkling of the name though.

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 Nov 2014, 22:51

CitroJim wrote:The plane is a Caravelle but that's as far as I can go Neil...
....and to tie up the stablemate the Caravelle had a front end like this

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and just a bit of background from the ever reliable wiki....
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At a convention of North American distributors that took place in Florida, Renault's US dealers called for the creation of a Dauphine coupé/cabriolet which would improve Renault's image in the critical US market. Renault's chairman, Pierre Dreyfus, agreed, and since the concept had been born at a convention in Florida the car instantly became known within the company as the "Renault Floride".[3] The "Floride" name was considered unsuitable for 49 of the 50 states of the USA, however, since it could have implied disrespect to states other than Florida. For this reason an alternative name, "Caravelle", was from the start used for North America and for other major markets (including the UK) where the principal language was a form of English.
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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 Nov 2014, 23:18

Brigitte Bardot was a fan of the Floride and in true "Daktari" style Mademoiselle Bardot appeared as a figurine to accompany some scale models of the car.

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by myglaren » 23 Nov 2014, 23:20

Hotlinked image disallowed Niel. (by the owner of the site)

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Nov 2014, 10:09

Now this video probably covers all you ever wanted to know about the Renault Floride but were afraid to ask but it does last 20 minutes or so and its in French :)



regards Neil

This is a nice example of the breed just nice for blowing a bit of the pension pot on!

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by Stickyfinger » 24 Nov 2014, 10:38

OAP is a good plate for that grumpy looking thing :), looks like my grandad ! and the colour looks like a 1 month old's Baby Poo.....\;0

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by CitroJim » 24 Nov 2014, 10:43

Stickyfinger wrote:OAP is a good plate for that grumpy looking thing :), looks like my grandad ! and the colour looks like a 1 month old's Baby Poo.....\;0
I do generally concur!

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Re: A nice 2-tone, here's a Renault 4CV as a "starter for 10

Post by Stickyfinger » 24 Nov 2014, 13:24

Well here you go DS3 owners.... upgrade kit for you :)
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I Love the mirror ( but without nice Hydro suspension like a real Citroen) you cannot us it whilst driving