The Fabulous Renault Reinastella OMG
  • Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 22 of 22
Like Tree21Likes
  • 3 Post By 59 Floride
  • 3 Post By 59 Floride
  • 1 Post By 59 Floride
  • 1 Post By Peter J Kent
  • 1 Post By JohnW
  • 1 Post By JohnW
  • 2 Post By 59 Floride
  • 3 Post By renault8&10
  • 2 Post By FIVEDOOR
  • 4 Post By 59 Floride

Thread: The Fabulous Renault Reinastella OMG

  1. #1
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    33,031

    Default The Fabulous Renault Reinastella OMG

    Reinastella was unveiled at the 1928 Paris Motor Show, under the name Renahuit. Renault built its upmarket model with an eight-cylinder engine. And Reinastella introduced another revolution, with radiator fitted in front of the engine rather than behind.



    Advertisement





    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The Fabulous Renault Reinastella OMG-0022190fd2dc1490eb240a.jpg   The Fabulous Renault Reinastella OMG-0022190fd2dc1490eb2209.jpg   The Fabulous Renault Reinastella OMG-0022190fd2dc1490ec0d11.jpg  

  2. #2
    1000+ Posts Shoji's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Mandurah WA
    Posts
    1,089

    Default

    What a beautiful brute of a car. Gangster style.
    “Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once.” Cheers. John

  3. #3
    Too many posts! JohnW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Posts
    10,754

    Default

    Well hidden in WW2 then or they'd have been taken to Russia!!

    Lovely stuff. I wonder how many they built?

    Thanks for the photos.
    JohnW

    Renault 4CV 1951
    Renault R8 1965
    Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
    Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
    Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
    Citroën CX Pallas 1980

    National Co-ordinator, Renault 4CV Register of Australia

  4. #4
    1000+ Posts FIVEDOOR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Brisbane Qld
    Posts
    20,183
    Any day I wake up and don't have to go to work, is a good day
    Every day is a good day

  5. #5
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    33,031

    Default

    And quite a few more here Flickriver: Searching for photos matching 'renault reinastella'

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The Fabulous Renault Reinastella OMG-omg.jpg  

  6. #6
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    33,031

    Default

    These cars had quite a plush interior for the day too..

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The Fabulous Renault Reinastella OMG-capture.jpg  

  7. #7
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    33,031

    Default

    In my collection of ancient artefacts I have one of these, possibly from a Nervastella or some-such.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The Fabulous Renault Reinastella OMG-afa.jpg  

  8. #8
    Too many posts! JohnW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Posts
    10,754

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    These cars had quite a plush interior for the day too..

    Very nice. Four pedals, do I see? Big clutch and brake pedals and two that look like accelerator pedals. I imagine it is a three-speed gearbox and that it didn't need changing very often once moving!

    It's a clear evolution from the 1920s, isn't it? Here's an English-built 1926 (I think) Type NO from Adelaide with a fabric body. According to its owner, it is a very well built car, and close up it sure looks well made. Mostly it's quite original. It's lovely in a slightly different way (lacking 4 cylinders, relative to the Reinastella, to start with!) but you can see the family resemblance.

    Some big Bentley saloons of the day looked somewhat similar, although many of them now sport Le Mans bodywork.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The Fabulous Renault Reinastella OMG-renault-type-no-dashboard-1.jpg   The Fabulous Renault Reinastella OMG-sl550664.jpg  
    JohnW

    Renault 4CV 1951
    Renault R8 1965
    Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
    Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
    Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
    Citroën CX Pallas 1980

    National Co-ordinator, Renault 4CV Register of Australia

  9. #9
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    33,031

    Default

    ...the fourth pedal is a mechanical starter.

  10. #10
    Fellow Frogger!
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Grafton/NSW/Australia/GOD'S COUNTRY
    Posts
    748

    Default

    gee I have enough trouble kick starting my single cylinder let alone 8
    59 Floride likes this.
    LIFES TOO SHORT TO DRIVE BORING CARS!

  11. #11
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    33,031

    Default

    It's all a matter or technique friend.. https://youtu.be/nAjuEF7jThA

  12. #12
    1000+ Posts Shoji's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Mandurah WA
    Posts
    1,089

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Very nice. Four pedals, do I see? Big clutch and brake pedals and two that look like accelerator pedals. I imagine it is a three-speed gearbox and that it didn't need changing very often once moving!

    It's a clear evolution from the 1920s, isn't it? Here's an English-built 1926 (I think) Type NO from Adelaide with a fabric body. According to its owner, it is a very well built car, and close up it sure looks well made. Mostly it's quite original. It's lovely in a slightly different way (lacking 4 cylinders, relative to the Reinastella, to start with!) but you can see the family resemblance.

    Some big Bentley saloons of the day looked somewhat similar, although many of them now sport Le Mans bodywork.


    French inlay work on the timber dash. very nice
    “Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once.” Cheers. John

  13. #13
    Too many posts! JohnW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Posts
    10,754

    Default

    This might be a bit closer to a Reinastella engine crank start.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TV2l6TOuGA
    JohnW

    Renault 4CV 1951
    Renault R8 1965
    Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
    Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
    Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
    Citroën CX Pallas 1980

    National Co-ordinator, Renault 4CV Register of Australia

  14. #14
    Too many posts! JohnW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Posts
    10,754

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
    French inlay work on the timber dash. very nice
    Thought you'd notice! It's right through the car too. Quite lovely. English though. An SA family from Kapunda did their European tour, buying the car new in England and they brought it home afterwards!
    J-man likes this.
    JohnW

    Renault 4CV 1951
    Renault R8 1965
    Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
    Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
    Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
    Citroën CX Pallas 1980

    National Co-ordinator, Renault 4CV Register of Australia

  15. #15
    Too many posts! JohnW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Posts
    10,754

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    ...the fourth pedal is a mechanical starter.
    Really? Wow! You'd need a strong leg. It'll have a manual advance/retart at least, for starting.
    JohnW

    Renault 4CV 1951
    Renault R8 1965
    Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
    Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
    Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
    Citroën CX Pallas 1980

    National Co-ordinator, Renault 4CV Register of Australia

  16. #16
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    33,031

    Default

    No, No JW, the mechanical starter just operates as a starter solenoid. Like this Yankee motor the pedal goes through the fire wall.
    It's all a matter or technique friend.. https://youtu.be/nAjuEF7jThA

  17. #17
    Too many posts! JohnW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Posts
    10,754

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    No, No JW, the mechanical starter just operates as a starter solenoid. Like this Yankee motor the pedal goes through the fire wall.
    Of course, I should have thought of that. Just like the pull handle on my 1950 4cv.
    J-man likes this.
    JohnW

    Renault 4CV 1951
    Renault R8 1965
    Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
    Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
    Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
    Citroën CX Pallas 1980

    National Co-ordinator, Renault 4CV Register of Australia

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    60

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    In my collection of ancient artefacts I have one of these, possibly from a Nervastella or some-such.

    I have a wiper button of the same style. Not in near new condition though.

  19. #19
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    33,031

    Default

    Hi ReidarUF;

    Would you happen to have access to a spare straight 8 Renault engine by any chance?

  20. #20
    1000+ Posts renault8&10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    4,366

    Default

    Ive got a Renault 8 engine under the bench
    59 Floride, J-man and Sunroof like this.
    KB


  21. #21
    1000+ Posts FIVEDOOR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Brisbane Qld
    Posts
    20,183

    Default

    Two fours don't make eight when it comes to engines
    Sunroof and J-man like this.
    Any day I wake up and don't have to go to work, is a good day
    Every day is a good day

  22. #22
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    33,031

    Default

    Quite, an pair of R8s don't equate to the mass of this behemoth.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The Fabulous Renault Reinastella OMG-ff.jpg  

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •