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    There was a Renault 4 "Plein Air" but i don't know if it had any connection with Ghia.

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    The Renault 4 Plein Air released in 1968. BobG
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    I wonder if they beefed up the floor for strength after loosing the roof, or is the strength made up from the fixed sides in lieu of the doors ? Also wonder how they compared in weight to a standard 4CV
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    Hi Dave ,
    Was known as the R4 Plein Air.

    The floor pan was standard, a friend built one with a shortened wheel base. Great little summer cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOB750 View Post
    There was a Renault 4 "Plein Air" but i don't know if it had any connection with Ghia.

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    There is no Ghia connection with the Plein Air. It was was manufactured by Sinpar, for Renault, in France.

    There is however a Ghia connection with the R4, it was given a style touch-up by them in the final stages prior to production starting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    I wonder if they beefed up the floor for strength after loosing the roof, or is the strength made up from the fixed sides in lieu of the doors ? Also wonder how they compared in weight to a standard 4CV
    The side panels, as well as a semi-sill type body stiffener on the side panels, would have added back some strength when the roof was removed.

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    Sacrilege I know, but looking at this regenerates old lust for an up-engined 4CV special of a Moke sort (with "dwarf wall" side panels & an integrated cage to provide torsional stiffness). Won't ever happen but ... . I vaguely thought of doing that with Steve C.'s 16TS engined 4CV but Werami got that (& then sold it on). Still, my Moke satisfies that lust a bit.

    Enjoy your Plein Air when it gets restored! Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    Wasn't there an R4 version also, or am I thinking of something else. I remember an R4 with cut down sides like that.
    You mean like this one David?




    It's called a 'Plein Air', so probably made by a different mob.
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    oops, my bad!
    I didn't realise there was a second page to this thread!
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    The car is now fully restored and I reckon sensational. I'll leave Alan, the owner to post if he wishes, but seem to recall there's another thread somewhere. Watch out for a write up in a forthcoming Fourword.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    The car is now fully restored and I reckon sensational. I'll leave Alan, the owner to post if he wishes, but seem to recall there's another thread somewhere. Watch out for a write up in a forthcoming Fourword.
    Not much to say except thanks to everyone who helped with advice and/or encouragement. I'm pretty stoked, of course.

    I seem to be bad with a camera, so I had a friend take the pics, and they are large files. Here's a link to the gallery. Warning: lots of shots featuring the grand kids.

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    Very nice.

    Sorry but when I see the car I can't help thinking that Noddy and Big Ears should be in it, especially being red.

    I know the song says it never rains in Southern California, but does it have a removable hard top?
    (Just in case they lied in the song)

    But a very good effort and one rare and unique Renault back to life.
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    Congratulations on the completion of a very intricate project. The car look very true to its heritage, and just love the colour, a real "Resort Choice".

    The kids just love having their pictures taken with the car.

    Very well done,
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    I was watching chasing classic cars with Wayne carini the other night and although it featured a couple of messasschmids (sp) there was some footage of a light green and cream jolly that one of his customers had. I can't recall if Wayne also owned that car at some time, I think he did. He also bought a plain white one family owned car which his daughter now has (at the time of the episode filming).

    They talked about how the Renault was much better than the fiat equivalent. I reckon, 3-4 of the 50 must have featured on th show over the years.
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    Off-thread in a way, but rear-engined and special - and Alan will see something even odder than his Jolly! This Messerschmitt has just been recovered from a farm shed about 200 km east of Perth and restored by the guy who parked it there in 1963. And, since the M___ word was used, here is one.
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    ...just don't mention the war.

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    Reminds me of a vacum head that has headlights
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    I saw this gem in Morocco 4 years ago...1961 Renault Jolly Beach Car Owner-img_6679.jpg1961 Renault Jolly Beach Car Owner-img_6678.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Off-thread in a way, but rear-engined and special - and Alan will see something even odder than his Jolly! This Messerschmitt has just been recovered from a farm shed about 200 km east of Perth and restored by the guy who parked it there in 1963. And, since the M___ word was used, here is one.
    The number plate should have been ME109............
    It's another lovely day! Again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robint View Post
    I saw this gem in Morocco 4 years ago...Click image for larger version. 

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    I hope you have a good excuse for not bringing it home!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    ...just don't mention the war.
    It's the opposite of a Nervasport.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
    Reminds me of a vacum head that has headlights
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    A 'Messer' even resides in Bundaberg, certainly creates some interest when going down the main street seated behind the driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geedee View Post
    A 'Messer' even resides in Bundaberg, certainly creates some interest when going down the main street seated behind the driver.
    Hope there aren't any Triumph Spitfires in town.
    Wouldn't want a dogfight in the main street.
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