Renault 4 CV Sport
The Renault 4CV was an iconic automobile created by the French manufacturer Renault, produced from 1946 to 1961. A symbol of the economic recovery of France from World War II, the innovative "people's car" was heavily inspired by the Volkswagen Beetle and became the first French automobile to sell over one million.
At the time of its launch, the 4CV was nicknamed "La motte de beurre" (the lump of butter) due to its circular shape and the sand yellow-colored German army surplus paint used in many of the early models. Under the bonnet, the 4CV was powered by a 748cc engine, producing 17 horsepower, linked to a three-speed manual transmission. Despite the economic hardships of the time, 37,000 units of the 4CV were sold by mid-1949, making it the most popular French car. Production of the model spanned over a decade, until 1961 when it was replaced by the Renault 4. This car featured the same engine and name of the 4CV, and was sold at a similar price point.
A total of 1,105,547 4CVs were produced, with its success leading the Renault name to new generations of cars. Additionally, the 4CV was frequently used in racing, winning both the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Mille Miglia. The car also sparked the first collaboration between Renault and Alpine, kicking off a partnership that would eventually take the World Rally Championship titles with the iconic Alpine A-110.
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