Friday, 22 May 2015


In a barn near Les Chouettes (Tremolat) I came across three Renault 4CV sedans - cars which I remember being very popular in the 50s and 60s.

Although they were designed before the start of the Second World War they only went into production in 1947 and Renault continued to produce them for 14 years.  In all 1 105 543 were built by Renault at Billancourt in France and at plants in Japan, Spain and Australia. Affectionately called le quatre chevaux (4CV) it was, along with the Citroen 2CV, France's "people's car" like the German Volkswagen "beetle" and the English Morris Minor.

An example of one in pristine condition appears below:

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