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Renault Dauphine

Renault Dauphine (A French term for a Crown Princess) was the first French car which was produced in more than 2 million copies. The production was first organized in France and then in a few more production plants worldwide. Renault dauphine rolls from the assembly lines almost 11 years, from 1956 to 1967.

Renault dauphine was a small, four doors, sedan and the engine was placed in the rear of the car. Except the basic model there was another two versions of Renault Dauphine. The first one was sporty model Gordini and the second variant was luxury version with separate brand name Renault Ondine. For the European and American market there was another variant, the convertible two door variant Renault Caravelle/Floride.


Renault Dauphine

The engine in the basic model was Ventoux with displacement of 845cc and 32 hp. With this engine Renault Dauphine, from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 100km), accelerated for 32 seconds which was miserable even in 1956.

Renault Dauphine

Renault Dauphine had the following interior equipment: white steering wheel, two lamps, rear bypassing windows, front luggage compartment and the most interesting a two horns, one for the city and one for the country use.

Renault Dauphine

The sport version of Renault Dauphine was Gordini, named by the famous Renault performance engineer Amedee Gordini. He managed to tune up the engine to 37 hp, but this was a limited success so another limited edition of 2140 Renault Dauphines was made under the name/number 1093. Renault Dauphine 1093 engine was tuned to 55 hp and with this power had a top speed of 87 mph or 140 km/h. This engine also featured twin barrel carburetor. Dauphine Gordini also had tachometer, rear track rods, 4 speed manual transmission and was available only in white color with two blue stripes.

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