The Ruffian

Renault 8

Posted in Uncategorized by The Ruffian on January 22, 2009

The Renault 8 (Renault R8 until 1964) and Renault 10 are two small family cars produced by the French vehicle manufacturer Renault in the 1960s and early 1970s. The 8 was launched in 1962, and the 10, a more upmarket version of the 8, was launched in 1965. Both ceased production and sales in France in 1971. They were produced in Bulgaria until 1970 and continued to be produced in Spain until 1976. In Romania, the 8 was produced under license between 1968 and 1971, under the name of Dacia 1100.

The 8 design looks very similar to the Alfa Romeo front-wheel drive prototype tipo 103 (1960), because Alfa Romeo and Renault had a business relationship in the 1950s and 1960s. Renault was marketing Alfa Romeo cars and Alfa Romeo was building the Renault Dauphine (1959–1964), Ondine (an up-market version of the Dauphine) (1961–1962) and R4 (1962–1964) under license in Italy. In total 70,502 Dauphine/Ondine and 41,809 R4’s were built by Alfa Romeo.

1972 Renault 8

1972 Renault 8

1972 Renault 8

1972 Renault 8

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