Old Glory - Renault 4CV by Jo Nijenhuis

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Canon EOS 350D, 22mm, 1,25sec, F/5, ISO-100
Location: Munkfors, Sweden, Europe
Date: September 21/2010
Waiting for better days at the garage who will fix these old cars to new glory!!!

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Renault 4CV
The 4CV was originally conceived and designed covertly by Renault engineers during the German occupation of France during World War II, when the manufacturer was under strict orders to design and produce only commercial and military vehicles. A design team led by Fernand Picard, Charles-Edmond Serre and Jean-Auguste Riolfo envisioned a small, economical car suitable for the economically difficult years which would inevitably follow the war.

The first prototype was completed in 1942 and two more prototypes were produced in the following three years. Pierre Lefaucheux tested the 4 CV prototype at Renault’s Herqueville estate. The 4CV was ultimately presented to the public and media at the 1946 Paris Motor Show. The cars went on sale a year later.

The Renault 4CV is an economy car produced by the French manufacturer Renault. As the first French car to sell over a million units, the 4CV was ultimately superseded by the Renault Dauphine.

The 4CV was a four-door sedan of monocoque construction, 3.6 meters in length with rear suicide doors and using Renault’s Ventoux engine in a rear-engine, rear-wheel drive layout.

The car’s name, 4CV, translates from the French for four cheveaux or four horse, specifically four taxable horsepower.
Source: Wikipedia

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  • erwina
    erwinaover 4 years ago

    Nice… Love old French cars they are the best… Be even nicer to see it still running!

  • Thank you so much Erwina for the kind comment! I guess it will be running again, I saw it at a garage waiting to get fixed;)
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 4 years ago

    Nice image Jokus,,cheers.

  • Thanks Warren for the kind comment!
    Cheers, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

    oh my, I used to ride in one of them when I was a kid in france !
    (I know, it tells my age ! lol)
    somebody should take good care of this one !
    cool capture anyway !
    my best, francis.

  • Thats great Francis that you ride in one of them! (Your still young to remember) I guess someone will take good care of it!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    Hahahaha.. TOPPIE Jokus..
    De oude Renault 4 tjemig .. dat moet al zo’n 50 jaar geleden zijn dat ze op de markt waren

    Hahahaha.. TOPPIE Jokus..
    De oude Renault 4 tjemig .. dat moet al zo’n 50 jaar geleden zijn dat ze op de markt warenHeel leuk Joke

    Hahahaha.. TOPPIE Jokus..
    De oude Renault 4 tjemig .. dat moet al zo’n 50 jaar geleden zijn dat ze op de markt warenHeel leuk Joke

  • Mooi he Zjonneke en dat zie je dan zomaar staan bij een garage in Zweden, moest wel even de info erbij zoeken!!! Blij dat je er van geniet!
    Doei, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 4 years ago

    Great image Jokus

  • Thanks JHR for the kind comment!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 4 years ago

    Excellent, great color, details and framing

  • Thanks Byron and Julie for the kind comment!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 4 years ago

    Fantastic image, Joke!

  • Thanks dear Béla for the great comment and for the FAV … glad you enjoy my shot of the old car!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    A fantastic find and brilliant capture.

  • Thank you so much Don for the kind comment and Fav … yeah happy with my find, glad you enjoy it too!!!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • foppe47
    foppe47over 4 years ago

    Die heb toch maar mooi gevonden Jokus
    Leuk om deze weer eens te zien
    Groetjes Foppe

  • Dankjewel Foppe voor je mooie berichtje, ja zo leuk om dit te zien!
    Groetjes, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Johan for the welcome!

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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