A rear-engine convertible, but not a Porsche?
– Nice Renault Floride with 36 Hp and 851ccm
– 4-speed manual transmission
– 780 Kg curb weight
– 2 owners only
– First delivery in Switzerland and since 2017 registered in Germany
– With the actual owner since 6 years
– Beautiful leather steering wheel and contemporary Blaupunkt radio
– Steel rims with chrome hubcaps
– Dark blue exterior paintwork combined with a black interior
– German registration + admission as historic vehicle
A real collector’s car in a fantastic condition
The predecessor of the Renault R15, the Floride was built from early 1959 to mid-1968 as a 2+2-seater cabriolet and as a 2+2-seater coupé (“sports sedan”).
The design of the body came from Pietro Frua and was manufactured by Société des Usines Chausson. With a water-cooled four-cylinder in-line engine and rear-wheel drive based on the Dauphine model, the vehicle was sold on the US American and European markets.
Originally “baptized” as the Renault Caravelle, the car became known in Europe under the name Floride, which was also renamed Caravelle after 4 years.
However, due to delivery problems, American buyers had to wait a long time for their car.
The first engine had an output of 34 hp and an average consumption of 7.8 liters per 100 kilometers. Amédée Gordini revised the engine in 1960 so that it had 40 hp.
Finally, in 1962, the new 47hp engine from the R8 was installed in the Floride.
Production ceased in July 1968.