Busch 46525 Beige Renault 4 CV

Busch 46525 Beige Renault 4 CV

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During the French occupation of Germany by Ferdinand Picard and Edmond Serre from the Renault development office, they had ideas for developing a new automobile: economical, inexpensive and with little fuel consumption, although it was forbidden under the Vichy government to develop civil vehicles.A first prototype of the late 4 CV, painted light green, was created in 1942 during the occupation.Another model was created in November 1945.At the request of Pierre Lefaucheux, 4 doors were provided for this light vehicle, the front of which opened to the front.Pierre L., a trained railway engineer, was an enthusiastic supporter of the 4 CV project.He died on February 11, 1955. The new automobile had a revolutionary rear engine similar to the KDF (Volkswagen),After the war, even Prof. Ferdinand Porsche was briefly removed from his house arrest as a prisoner of war in Zell am See, and he carried out some tests and test drives.On October 3, 1946, the new Renault 4 CV was presented to the public in the Grand Palais on the occasion of the 33rd Motor Show.The production of 170,000 models was planned over the course of 5 years.On "memorable Tuesday," August 12, 1947, the first 4 CV left the Ille Seguin production lines in Billancourt.The first in a series of 300 pieces, painted sand yellow with colors from the stocks of the former German Africa Corps.In those years there was 1 car for every 5 citizens in the USA, 1 car for 50 people in England and 1 car for 80 people in France.From the Renault plants in Billancourt, 1,000,000 4 CV were sent to all countries in the world.A total of 6 foreign assembly plants assembled the mechanical engine units and body parts themselves, which came from Billancourt, and around 6,000 Renault representatives worldwide ensured the maintenance of the 4 CV.All of them had a complete stock of original Renault spare parts.Technical details of the car, lovingly called "cream cake":- 5.7 liters of petrol per 100 km- rear engine, four-stroke, 4 cylinders,- total displacement: 747 cc- 26.4 hp- 3-speed gearboxThe model of the Busch model in 1:87 is the 1958 version.The differences between the 58 and 46 series lie in the design of the cooler.The radiator of the first vehicles was adorned with 6 chrome trim strips, which were reduced to just three trim strips a few years later.In 1954 the first model with 3 radiator trim strips and a round emblem appeared, which changed again four years later to the well-known diamond-shaped Renault logo.As usual, the model impresses with the exact replica of the shape, sharp contours and various chrome parts. The super-fine, chrome-plated cooler is particularly noteworthy.

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