Blue Renault Type 4 CV Sport from 1954 with four cylinders, 747 cc, 21 HP. Top speed: 90 km/h

The Renault 4CV is a car produced by the French company Renault from August 1947 through July 1961. It is a four-door economy car with its engine mounted in the rear and driving the rear wheels. It was the first French car to sell over a million units, and was superseded by the Dauphine.

The 4CV was of monocoque construction, 3.6 m (11 ft 10 in) in length with front suicide doors.

CV is the abbreviation of chevaux-vapeur, the French equivalent to “horsepower” as a unit of power. The name 4CV thus refers to the car’s tax horsepower.

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