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Renault Sinpar 4L Gendarmerie 4×4 – 1986

Renault Sinpar 4L Gendarmerie 4×4 – 1986

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Renault Sinpar 4L Gendarmerie 4x4 - 1986

Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
Bonhams
Estimated : € 25.000 – 35.000
Sold for € 34.500

Parijs – Paris
Frankrijk – France
February 2018

– Landmark French car
– Very rare 4×4 model with opening soft-top roof
– Used by the French Gendarmerie
– Restored condition
– Registered in France

Introduced in 1961 to replace the rear-engined 4CV, the front-wheel drive Renault 4 was arguably the first successful mass-produced hatchback. It was Renault’s answer to the Citroën 2CV, and like the latter featured long-travel torsion-bar suspension and a generously proportioned interior, making it the ideal choice for families and farmers. The Renault’s 747cc water-cooled four-cylinder engine was more refined and more powerful than the 2CV’s air-cooled twin (there was also a 603 cc R3 version) and this advantage became even more marked following the introduction in 1963 of an 845 cc unit. Larger, and more modern, engines were employed towards the end of production.

A ‘no frills’ workhorse, the practical Renault 4 would prove an enormous commercial success for the French manufacturer, which had sold one million of them after only 4½ years. The model was assembled in countries around the world, and by the time production ceased in 1994 over eight million Renault 4s had been built, making it the best-selling French car at that time.

Specialised variants included the ‘Sinpar’ 4×4 all-terrain model produced by the eponymous French transmissions manufacturer, whose design would later be taken over and built by Renault. The very rare and highly sought-after soft-top example offered here was used by the specialist PGHM (Peloton de Gendarmerie de Haute Montagne) in the French mountains. This particular car was used at the Col de Tende in the Southern French Alps.

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February 28, 2018 at 09:42AM
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