Renault 4 is the third bestselling model in automobile history (it sits behind the volkswagen beetle and ford model T to take that honour).
It is also the bestselling French car across the world with sales in excess of eight million units in more than 100 countries.
The renault 4 has become a style icon.
Invented in 1956 by Pierre Dreyfus, who wanted to produce a versatile, inexpensive car with a worldwide calling which could match the changes in society that were being observed as the 1960s approached.
He launched the notion of a ‘blue jeans’ car.
During the long period when it was available for sale, the renault 4 was made in several different versions, including a van, a four-wheel
drive vehicle and a cabriolet. Other variants, such as the rodeo, and a long list of limited editions were also released, the best known of
which in france were: the parisienne (1963), the safari (1975), the jogging (1981) and the sixties (1985).
At the end of the fifties, cars underwent profound changes and at renault, the 4CV is showing its age and the rear engine does not facilitate
its use as a utility vehicle. Both presented in july 1961, the Renault 3 and 4 are complemented by a luxury version with six side windows,
whose name, 4L, will be adopted by the public for the entire range. It is the first car from the company with front-wheel drive (following
the estafette utility vehicle), it has a flat floor pan and a hatchback.
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