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    Default R16 cabrio

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    Frankenvelle. Front or rear engine ? Just asking.
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    Could be both. Looks like the front of a 16 and rear of a Floride...
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    It could be a *Lakemba* cut'n'shut then??
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    No idea, but did find this, listed as Renault 16 Coupe Cabriolet Prototype 1963

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    That r16 cabriolet looked quite nice.

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    R16's were seam spot welded along the ridge at the top. Then covered with chrome strip.
    The pics are just grafts of R16 front

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    The spot welded ridges don't stand out too well in the roof fabric, do they?

    The number plate identifies the front half at least as being registered in Gay Paree.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bustamif View Post
    Frankenvelle. Front or rear engine ? Just asking.
    That's what it looks like to me too. There were odd prototypes mind you, 3-box saloons for example, but that photo looks like Caravelle front doors not R16 doors. My photo is from the incomparable Charbonneaux museum in Rheims. Sigh......

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    R16 bar and button door handle access.......top of door fluted all the way from bonnet....looks like an R16 door....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    R16 bar and button door handle access.......top of door fluted all the way from bonnet....looks like an R16 door....
    Maybe you're right there. I think you can just make out the fluting, but I thought it looked like an "outstanding" Caravelle handle. Maybe it is a 16 one. Still looks like a Frankenvelle though.
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    Where would the petrol tank go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    No idea, but did find this, listed as Renault 16 Coupe Cabriolet Prototype 1963

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Maybe you're right there. I think you can just make out the fluting, but I thought it looked like an "outstanding" Caravelle handle. Maybe it is a 16 one. Still looks like a Frankenvelle though.
    The production R16 door has no quarter vent, unlike a Caravelle and the door is much shorter. The custom vehicle shown in post #5 and #13 has a quarter vent too, so was probably a very early R16 prototype.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    The production R16 door has no quarter vent, unlike a Caravelle and the door is much shorter. The custom vehicle shown in post #5 and #13 has a quarter vent too, so was probably a very early R16 prototype.
    With what look like R8 hubcaps.

    The B&W photo at the start of this doesn't have R8 wheels - wrong dish profile. I only realise this because I've just been going through my stash to get the R8 wheels separated from the R10 ones, to get a set straightened and painted.

    Do I see a hint of positive camber at the rear too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
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    the bumper has some R17 front rubber resemblance
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    I have formed the opinion that the white soft-top R16 bears no resemblance whatsoever to the official silver/bronze Renault two door coupe prototype and the photo caption for the soft-top is "1969 cabriolet", so I'm thinking that is a lot later than a genuine R16 proto would have been made and thus the car is a home made jobby.

    Here are a couple more interesting R16 Variations:
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    No idea, but did find this, listed as Renault 16 Coupe Cabriolet Prototype 1963

    Makes it look like a Hillman Hunter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68 404 View Post
    Makes it look like a Hillman Hunter...

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    I'll go out on a limb and suggest it's a bit of a UFT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    I'll go out on a limb and suggest it's a bit of a UFT.

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    That 16 coupe is really delicious!

    Hilman Hunter you say?

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=h...w=1663&bih=872

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    That 16 coupe is really delicious!

    Hilman Hunter you say?

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=h...w=1663&bih=872

    Oh yeah.
    In a "Lurchy" kind of way?
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    As an early new R16 adopter, going against the grain of Holdens, Falcons and Valiants, I was often told it was"ugly". My reply, as always, was " Not from where I sit!". I have also never driven a more comfortable, capable, fast touring car........
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    Kim,
    Just LOVE the full station Wagon, presume full rear hatch to the floor line. Just great !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    As an early new R16 adopter, going against the grain of Holdens, Falcons and Valiants, I was often told it was"ugly". My reply, as always, was " Not from where I sit!". I have also never driven a more comfortable, capable, fast touring car........
    When Phil Irving countered Nissan's (?) "The first 4 cylinder limousine" advertising campaign.

    He cited the R16 as the legitimate candidate.

    I would describe my my 504 Ti as the most comfortable, capable, fast touring car however , I'd add "for the time".

    I'd have to say, after a long test drive, my friend's M760LI BMW ticks the boxes better as a fast touring car and is a true limousine. Albeit at much higher price.
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