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1959-1962 RENAULT Floride coupé/convertible specifications

1959-1962 RENAULT Floride coupé/convertible specifications Classic and Performance Car

Dauphine underneath, coupé or convertible on top. The design was by Frua and almost merited the hefty price tag. However, those expecting the looks to have some substance were to be disappointed, for the underpinnings were Dauphine, which meant just 38bhp from the rear-mounted four-cylinder engine. The Floride S of 1962 injected some vigour thanks to a 956cc engine giving 51bhp, but that was only available as a convertible. Nevertheless, the often ‘interesting’ handling probably meant that the car’s speed was just the right side of manageable. Add 30% for convertible prices.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £1,296
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,750
  • Price (good):
    £2,750
  • Price (average):
    £1,500
  • Price (project):
    £600

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    28.7secs
  • Top speed:
    83.0mph
  • Power:
    36.0bhp
  • Torque:
    44.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    35.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, wishbone, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Swing axle, coil spring, anti-roll bar
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4270mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2270mm
  • Width:
    1575mm
  • Height:
    1302mm
  • Weight:
    805kgs
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