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Renault 4

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One of the few cars that were more popular than the Mini, with an astonishing 8, 250,000 built worlwide. Any how , as soon as I saw it i had to have it :twisted: All orginal, even the paint, with 65,000km from new. Only trouble is there is nothing to do to it except polish it and drive it :)
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Very nice, a lucky find, your climate no doubt helps.....if you trip over another let me know :mrgreen:

Bit of a fan as well, great if you fancy looking like a Geography Teacher for the day :lol:

Sad I am too old for Renault 4 Trophy https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=131330632453138

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Great car the Renault 4. I've driven miles in one. Super comfortable particularly on rough roads. Unfortunately they suffered badly from rust in the UK and you never see any now.
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Nice. I've never driven one but have always been attracted by their utilitarian look.
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We had one at the local breakers years back in the mid 80's when I worked there for the summer between school and college. Think it was metallic brown but could be wrong.

It had no rear tailgate and the oxy/acetylene bottles stuck out the back. The roof was dented inwards and was used for carting tools and stuff.

The dashboard gear change was unusual to say the least.

Lasted for years like that before it also met its maker.
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That's fantastic!

Adam was only on about wanting a R4 the other day :)
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Amazingly comfortable seats as I remember - and appalling panel gaps generally. But a true classic!
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In the 1980's my father worked for Rolls Royce.
One of their loyal RR customers brought a Renault 4 into the body shop and asked for some accident repairs to be done on the rear, it was his wife's car and despite some protests from the workforce they did repair it.

However I do remember him having a bit of a rant about it being originally 'longer on one side than the other', I think it was the wheelbase or something to do with the chrome trims on the sides, I know that it caused some consternation at the time, but for the life of me I can't actually recall exactly what the issue could have been................any clues?

I have just had a memory of my late father jogged and it is puzzling me now. :roll:
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Due to the R4 rear torsion bar suspension the wheels are not directly opposite each other. The left side bar is mounted ahead of the right side bar, thus the wheel base is around 50mm longer on the right side.
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surfblue63 wrote: Mon Mar 28, 2022 1:36 pm Due to the R4 rear torsion bar suspension the wheels are not directly opposite each other. The left side bar is mounted ahead of the right side bar, thus the wheel base is around 50mm longer on the right side.
so its faster around left hand corners ? :lol:
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