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Fantasy R4 time (again)

malcolm

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Hopefully I'll have the opportunity to look at a '67 R4 next week. Looks straight and original but a little neglected. But it doesn't have a bench front seat (horror). Also it's got the ugly grille and bumpers, and beige dash.

Stuart can supply a bench seat interior, but it's in burgandy (the colour not France).

I'm trying to picture a complete car, and the only body colour I can come up with that won't clash with the seats (and isn't white) is battleship grey like the early 2CVs. That with yellow headlamp bulbs could look cool.

Was grey a Renault 4 colour? Or did they avoid that colour to distinguish from Renault 3s? Anyone got the paint code?

Also anyone have any other ideas for a cool colour?
 

Mike from Spain

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How about this colour? I mean you're not wanting to be conspicuous are you Malcolm!!!

This is the one I'm taking to Spain; she'll have to be legal though, for obvious reasons!!!

 
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Thanks for the colours link goof. That's a really useful site that I'd never come across before. With the help of Google Translate here's an English version of the same page.

(Not sure if they do purple Mike :D)

Edit> The German R4 site has a page about drag coefficient. The R4 does really well at 0.39 (compared to the VW Beetle at 0.46). As they point out we can probably thank the smooth underbody.
 

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malcolm

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goof said:
well, then I guess you've never came across......

You've got me there. The first link I can't understand (ich verstehe nicht if you are listening guys)- Framed pages are really hard to translate with the automated Google and Babelfish engines. And it's been a while since I listened to my "learn German" cassette tapes. But there are useful pictures (eventually) if you use the navigation on the left side. For us language illiterate UK users - search for babelfish and copy and paste the words. There is stuff like "Alu-Grill-Rahmen 1967 - 1973" on there (presumably the nice looking aluminium grille).

The second link bounces back to the home page (their bad web design), but there is a select English option and then a Renault 4 option. Brilliant!
 
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