Renault Vivasport from 1937. Six cylinders, 4085 cc. This exhibit comes from The Salvador Claret Automobile Collection

The Renault Vivasport was a 6-cylinder engined executive automobile introduced by Renault in September 1933 and produced till April 1935. A larger engined version was produced between December 1934 and February 1938. As with many Renaults during the 1930s, type changes as well as small often cosmetic facelifts and upgrades appeared frequently.

The word “sport” in the car’s name reflected the application of a familiar formula whereby the engine from a larger model – in this case the Renault Vivastella – was combined with a body from the shorter Renault Primastella. Performance was correspondingly brisker than that of either the Vivastella or the Primastella, with a top speed of 125 km/h (77 mph) listed for a typically bodied version of the car in 1933.

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