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Renault: 760

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May 1949.
October 1949.
April 1950.

RENAULT '760' Saloon

The Renault 760 is a four-door four-seater saloon of orthodox appearance but unusual arrangement, as its little four-cylinder engine is fitted at the rear of the body. It is claimed that weight is saved in the transmission system and noise is reduced to a minimum.

The bodylines are in the modern style and the crocodile-type bonnet conceals the spare wheel and passengers' luggage. The body and chassis are constructed to form one all-steel unit.

An independent suspension system is used on all four wheels and the car can he internally heated from the radiator.

ENGINE. Type: 760 cc. Cylinders: 4. Bore X Stroke: 55 mm. X 80 mm. Compression ratio: 6.7 to 1. Maximum b.h.p.: 19 at 4,000 r.p.m. Rating: 7.9 h.p.

PERFORMANCE. Maximum speed: 58 m.p.h. Fuel consumption: 47-50 m.p.g.

DIMENSIONS. Length: 11 ft. 10 ins. Height: 4 ft. 9 ins. Width: 4 ft. 8.5 ins. Wheelbase: 6 ft. 11 ins. Track: 3 ft. 11 ins. Weight: 1,232 lbs. Tyre size: 5.00 X 15.

BRAKES. Lockheed Hydraulic.

PRICE. £370 plus £103.10.7 Purchase Tax Total: £473.10.7.

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