Renault 4 CV 1948 posters

Renault 4 CV

The Renault 4CV is an iconic automobile that was produced by the French automaker Renault from 1946 to 1961. Notable for being inspired by the Volkswagen Beetle, it was the first French car to sell more than one million units. It was created during the German occupation of France during WWII, led by engineers Fernand Picard, Charles-Edmond Serre, and Jean-Auguste Riolfo. Initially dubbed “La motte de beurre” (the lump of butter) due to its shape and original sand yellow-coloured German army surplus paint, it was powered by a 748 cc engine that generated 17 hp and was mated to a three-speed manual gearbox. In spite of the difficult post-war economic situation, it sold 37,000 units by mid-1949 and became the most popular car in France. Despite being replaced by the larger and more powerful Renault Dauphine in 1956, the 4CV remained in production until 1961 and was eventually replaced by the Renault 4, which reused its engine and namesake. 1,105,547 vehicles were eventually produced. The 4CV proved to be a versatile car beyond just regular use and was extensively modified for motor racing. It won both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Mille Miglia, laying the groundwork for the partnership with the Alpine company which went on to win the World Rally Championship with its Alpine A-110. Additionally, the Alpine A-106 model, based on the 4CV, was developed in tandem.

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