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Renault 4CV 750 760 Quinquette 1947 - 1961 T-Shirt - Long Sleeves - Side View

Product Code: RNLT_4CV_CIV_LS_BLK_S

Renault 4CV 750 760 Quinquette 1947 - 1961 Long Sleeve T-Shirt

The 4CV was originally conceived and designed covertly by Renault engineers during the World War II German occupation of France, when the manufacturer was under strict orders to design and produce only commercial and military vehicles. Between 1941 and 1944 Renault was placed under the strict technical directorship of a German engineer, Wilhelm von Urach who failed to notice the small car project emerging on his watch. A design team envisioned a small, economical car suitable for the period of austerity expected after the war. Because the Germans had forbidden work on any new passenger car models, the 4CV development was defined as a low priority spin-off from a project to develop a new engine. The 4CV was ultimately presented to the public and media at the 1946 Paris Motor Show and went on sale a year later. On the 4CV's launch, it was nicknamed "La motte de beurre" (the lump of butter); this was due to the combination of its shape and the fact that early deliveries all used surplus paint from the German Army vehicles of Rommel's Afrika Korps, which were a sand-yellow color. Later it was known affectionately as the "quatre pattes", "four paws". Despite an initial period of uncertainty and poor sales due to the ravaged state of the French economy, the 4CV had sold 37,000 units by mid-1949 and was the most popular car in France. Across the Rhine 1,760 4CVs were sold in West Germany in 1950, accounting for 23% of that country's imported cars, and ranking second only to the Fiat 500 on the list. The car remained in production for more than another decade. The 4CV's direct replacement was the Dauphine, launched in 1956, but the 4CV remained in production until 1961. The 4CV was replaced by the Renault 4 which used the same engine as the 4CV and sold for a similar price.The 4CV was also assembled in seven other countries: Australia, Belgium, England, Ireland, Japan (where the Hino-assembled cars gained a reputation for superior quality), Spain and South Africa. A total of 1,105,543 4CV were produced.

A game of subtle lights and shadows reveal the magnificent curves of the body of the Renault 4CV 750 760 Quinquette 1947 - 1961, a Legendary French Automobile. Detailed and harmonious, the artistic illustration has grabbed the essence of one of the most influential vehicle of the 20th century and is printed in front of the tee. Refine and stylish, it is a perfect wear for any occasion and to show your passion for a true Legend that lives forever: the Renault 4CV 750 760 Quinquette 1947 - 1961 Long Sleeve T-Shirt.

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The featured original artwork has been printed on a high quality 6.0 oz 100% pre-shrunk American cotton t-shirt.
Seamless double needle collar - sleeve & bottom hems.
It is available in Black, Charcoal, Indigo, Forest Green, Navy & Military Green in size S - M - L - XL - 2XL - 3XL - 4XL and 5XL

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