Lot 109 - 1992 Renault 4L
|Odometer reading||55,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £9,056|
Louis Renault and his brothers founded their company in 1898. They quickly made a name for themselves in motor racing, notching up a string of wins in their Voiturettes. The 4CV, which was secretly designed and developed during WW2, was produced from 1946 to 1961, and became the first French car to sell over a million units. Subsequently the company continued to grow, up until the early 1980s. The renewal of the range gathered pace with the launch of two upmarket models: the 25 and the Espace. The brand made its mark in motorsports and entered Formula 1. Today, Renault is a privately held company well known for numerous revolutionary designs, safety technologies, and motor racing. It is also Europe’s number one brand for cars and light commercial vehicles. The Renault 4, also known as the 4L or ‘Quatre L’ in France, was the first front-wheel drive family car by Renault and was in essence Renault’s response to the 1948 Citroën 2CV. Renault successfully reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of the 2CV design and came up with a superior product.
Finished in red with black vinyl interior and still in left hand drive guise, this Renault 4 is one of the most delightful examples of a Renault 4 you could possibly wish to find. Both the exterior paint and the interior trim are pristine and just as lovely as the day it rolled off the production line. Under the bonnet, an ‘Assemble en Yougoslavie’, reveals that this was a former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia, built car, the last country to build Renault 4s up to 1994. Rarely are such well looked after examples of the iconic and hugely successful little Renaults offered for sale.
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