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1962-1968 RENAULT Caravelle coupé/convertible


Overview

America knew the Floride as the Caravelle. But from 1962, the name was used in Europe for a facelifted version, available as a coupé and convertible. The shape was largely the same, although some of the over-fussy ornamentation was dispensed with and passengers in the coupe had more headroom. The 956cc engine of the Floride S was initially used, still rear-mounted, but after a year, capacity rose to 1108cc. With 54bhp on tap, top speed rose to within a whisper of 90mph, but Renault never managed to resolve the handling issues. Add 25% for convertibles.




£1168

£4000

£3250

£1700

£700


Performance

17.6secs

89mph

54bhp

65lb/ft

30mpg


Engine

in-line four

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, wishbone, coil spring

Swing axles with trailing radius arms, coil springs

rear-engine RWD

rack and pinion

metal monocoque

Four-speed manual


Dimensions

4267mm

2267mm

1575mm

1321mm

800kgs


 RENAULT Caravelle coupé/convertible

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