Lot 203 - 1962 Renault Dauphine
|Odometer reading||29,159 km|
|Result||Sold - £3,808|
The Renault Dauphine is a rear-engine economy car manufactured from 1956 until 1967 with over two million units sold worldwide. Along with such cars as the Volkswagen Beetle, Morris Minor and Fiat 500, the Dauphine pioneered the modern European economy car. Renault marketed variants of the Dauphine including a sport model, the Gordini, a luxury version, the Ondine, the 1093 factory racing model and the Caravelle/Floride, a Dauphine-based two-door convertible. Renault manufactured the Dauphine at its Flins factory with a car leaving the assembly line every 20-30 seconds and with engines supplied from the company's headquarters factory in Billancourt, Paris which could produce an engine every 28 seconds.
This delightful little Dauphine, offered in burgundy with red trim, is offered still French registered with its one and only owner. Having been dry stored for a large part of its life, it is in remarkably good original condition and, interestingly, includes a spare dashboard. Offered with its French papers and at no reserve, it is an attractive proposition for any with a penchant for French motorcars with its combination of lovely lines, a rear engine and the practicality of five seats and a roof rack.