Renault 4 GTL "Guppie" | 500.000 km
A Renault 4 GTL 1.4 (1986) reaching the 500.000 kilometer mark, 27 years
after it was born. It still is comfortable and with it's 1400 cc engine
remarkably quick (watch the part with the Maserati Granturismo ;) ).
Car crash compilation 2013 - Rally
Some Rally crashes
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NEW!!! 2015 RENAULT 4
Retromania continues to rage across the motoring world, with manufacturers
referring to inspiration from classic designs to style modern technology.
The Renault 4 was originally regarded as a rather small estate at the time
of launch, however later became regarded as an early hatchback. The
front-wheel drive family car marked the first of its kind produced by the
Renault brand, which later became famous for the Renault 5, Twingo and
Clio. The 'Quatrelle' therefore is genesis for the Renault brand.
During its lifetime, the Renault 4 received very little cosmetic and
mechanical modification, aimed squarely throughout its life as an entry
level stepladder through the motoring world's glass ceiling. The final
models of 1992 equally lacked the creature comforts as did the earliest
examples, but still continued to sell strongly regardless.
Different body types did exist throughout the course of its long reign.
Initially the simple hatchback Quatrelle in addition to the less powerful
and ill-equipped R3 were available, a pick-up truck, a panel van
(Fourgonette), an off-roader (Sinpar 4x4) and a cabriolet (Plein Air). The
Fourgonette became particularly iconic in France, commonly referred to as
the Boulangerie van.
The Fourgonette van even continued on sale until 1993, becoming a common
sight across France until its replacement by the Renault Express/Extra,
based on the second generation Renault 5. Sales proved so strong, that even
following the introduction of the Renault 5 in 1972, the 4 continued in
production for further decades.
So this was the first front-wheel drive small Renault ever made, who cares?
Well millions of people worldwide associate France with many products. Most
Netcars readers will immediately recognise Champagne, Brie and the baguette
as typically French products. Also many will also recognise a French film
by its quirky and artistic structure. Similarly, certain cars become
synonymous with the French automotive industry and culture. The Citroen DS
and 2CV will forever remain architects of a formerly romantic backdrop to
Parisian and French life, whereby a man could refer to a youthful woman as
'mademoiselle' without being labelled a sexist and racial unrest was not
The Renault 4 was another pioneer of this beautiful illusion. Whether
scaling the Pyrenees mountain roads or strolling l'avenue des Champs
Elysees, the Renault 4 was home. Thousands of rusting examples still litter
the streets from the beautiful Cannes to the derriere of France around
Calais. Relics of a bygone era, most are sadly doomed to terminal rust as
their numbers are rapidly decreasing. However this increasingly rare sight
still helps to maintain a character that the current common place Peugeot
206+ and Renault Clio just don't create. The R4 also appeared in countless
films and TV series, art work, music videos and other forms of media.
The Renault 4, along with the Citroen 2CV, mobilised the masses. With an
appeal ranging from farmers to young learner drivers, from the Gendarmerie
to the local Boulangerie, a simple design became a symbol of hope and
affection across France. Furthermore, as production spanned the globe, the
appeal did similarly. The Quatrelle saw particular success in markets in
South America, including Columbia where it became a strong seller.
Renault 4 GTL Clan 1991 : 13700 km !
Une Renault 4 GTL Clan (1991) avec moins de 14.000 km au compteur ! Une
première main pas intacte mais dans un état de préservation
1991 Renault 4 GTL Clan with on previous owner from new and less than 14000
kilometers on the odometer. Not a perfect car (some scars and blemishes)
but one exceptional condition nonotheless !
Jean Ragnotti_Merci Jeanott_full movie
Jean Ragnotti francia autóversenyző (Pernes-les-Fontaines, 1945.
augusztus 29.) a Renault kultuszversenyzője, hiszen csaknem teljes
pályafutása során ezzel az autómárkával versenyzett.
Első rali-világbajnokságán 1973-ban vett részt, de futamot csak
1981-ben, a Monte Carlo-ralin tudott nyerni. Utoljára 1985-ben győzőtt,
a Tour de Corse-én. Még körülbelül tíz évig volt rali versenyző,
mielőtt visszavonult. Indult Le Mans-i 24 órás versenyen is, például
az 1977-es versenyen 4. helyezést ért el egy Ford Cosworth DFV-el.
Jean "Jeannot" Ragnotti (born 29 August 1945 in Pernes-les-Fontaines,
Vaucluse), is a French former rally driver for Renault in the World Rally
Ranking among his achievements are his conquering of the Monte Carlo Rally
in 1981, what was the first turbo
victory in the history of the WRC, alongside compatriot Jean-Marc Andrié
against the might of the ultimate four-wheel-drive upstart, the Audi
Quattro. In the following season, he took his Renault 5 turbo to victory at the Tour de Corse. The Maxi
version of the same Renault 5 was to reign again on the asphalt stages of
European rallying, when in 1985, Ragnotti claimed the Tour de Corse again
with Group B rallying at its zenith; a win that came on debut of Renault 5
Maxi turbo. The 1985 Rothmans Tour de
Corse would also prove to be a tragic affair after the fatal crash of
Attilio Bettega on SS4 (Zerubia) of the event.
In the 1990s, Ragnotti continued to drive for Renault, this time in their
front-wheel drive Clio Maxi.
Renault Icons - The Renault 4
Featuring a vibrant mix of archive film and interviews this documentary
charts the history of the iconic R4. As well as hearing from the R4
enthusiasts gathered at the 50th birthday celebrations in Thenay, France in
July 2011, there are retold tales of the adventures this ultra capable car
enabled, from globe-trotting catwalk models to the student film makers and
modern rallying youngsters. Dutch R4 enthusiast Bram Van Oeffelt shows off
his outstanding collection of original 60s Quatrelles and we follow his on
his pilgrimage to Thenay. At the R4 international event we see an
incredible range of R4s in all shapes and colours gather together to
celebrate half a century of the third best-selling car of all time and
France's favourite four wheeler.
For more 'Renault Icons' and other programmes visit www.renault.tv