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Renault Floride
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Renault Floride. 1958–62 (prod. 117,113 incl. Caravelle). 2-door convertible. R/R, 845 cm³ (I4 OHV). Renault’s response to the small convertibles doing good business in the US, though it never really took off there. Named for the state in which a Renault dealers’ convention took place. Unveiled at Paris in 1958, exported to the US as Caravelle after its 1959 New York Motor Show début. Frua-styled 2+2 roadster with optional hardtop, built on the Renault Dauphine platform and using the Dauphine Gordini engine. Three-speed gearbox, four-speed optional, drum brakes front and rear, 6 V electrics.

Manufacturing location: Creil, Hauts-de-Seine, France

Marque: Renault | Predecessor: Renault Frégate | Successor: Renault Caravelle


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