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    Default Laziest 750 advert ever?

    This just got sent through to me. A 750 with a $12K price tag. Hopefully the car sells, and they can buy a decent camera with the proceeds.

    One fairly nebulous pic of an interior, with another pic of a later model US spec car, and they want a not inconsiderable sum. Hopefully the steak is better than the sizzle. But as the current owner remarks, remember it is 60 years old...........

    1954 Renault 4CV 750 in Camden South, NSW | eBay





    Sadly I have to sell my great little car.
    I purchased this a couple of years ago.

    It runs fantastically. 750cc, 3 speed manual.

    It cruises beautifully at around 55-60 mph (yes, miles per hour), and when climbing a hill will drop to about 30-35 mph and just power on up. Very rarely need to change down.

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    Unfortunately to a few circumstance s it is now placed on the market for the next custodian.

    The black and white photo is a file photo off the 'net.

    It is currently registered on club plates which cannot be transferred.

    This little car is a real head turner. Remember it's 60 years old.
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    Well i dont know its been a long time, but i seem to remember haveing to change down heaps ,with a 3 speed and not so mutch with a 4 speed ,must be awful flat were it comes from, pugs

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    Is that not the car that came from Perth not all that long ago? John W would probably know. I reckon it was somewhat less expensive then!

    Could be wrong though ....
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    John

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    I remember my old man having to come to an almost complete stop up a certain steep hill leaving Frankston on a Classic Rally so he could engage the non syncro first gear...and that was with a 'big block' Dauphine engine...

    note: big is all relative

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    R4 with 850cc motor used to hang on quite well but on long hills eventually you had to get 2nd after that it just went and went. I thought it was pretty good considering.

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    Don't know about cruising at 55-60, more like 50-52. In standard form they only do 65 flat out. Most now have the big block 850 sleeves and the 4.375 ratio Dauphine diff instead of the standard 4.6, but still prefer 55 rather than 60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan moore View Post
    Don't know about cruising at 55-60, more like 50-52. In standard form they only do 65 flat out.
    From the Wheels road test of a Mark '54 750. Mean of test runs 57mph, fastest one way 58mph. With only 1,600 miles on the clock it was described as a bit tight, but happy cruising at 50mph.
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    Default Yea :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    From the Wheels road test of a Mark '54 750. Mean of test runs 57mph, fastest one way 58mph. With only 1,600 miles on the clock it was described as a bit tight, but happy cruising at 50mph.
    Hi
    Well that certainly tallies with my memories of my two 750s I had in the '60s. I knew what they would do 'flat out', because that was the only way they were driven
    If only I didn't roll the first one and also got caught out by the oversteer again in the second !!! The second one had an 850 'big block' and Dauphine box fitted. That made it 'heaps' faster and it would probably do, say 60+

    Perhaps if I had fitted better tires it would have made a difference to the outcomes ??? Radials even, perhaps
    jaahn

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