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Renault Dauphine

Heiress, so the translation of the name, points to the predecessor 4 CV, being sold more than half a million times 2 years before the appearance of the Dauphine. America should be conquered with this slightly larger car.

These are now indeed American versions, but two of 120 (1959-61) of the Henney Motor Company converted to electric cars. The Henney Kilowatt had 36V batteries and thus managed 40 miles at up to 35 m/h. They were obviously useful for the reading of electricity meters.

The America-dreams not come true.

The Americans call it 3-box design. The versions above are additionally chromed, up front around the flap with number plate, behind the, the spare wheel has its own space. Particularly comfortable is the Aérostable chassis (patent Grégoire) built in since 1958, softer springs with air-filled stop dampers.

First places at the Mille Miglia, Rallye Monte Carlo, Twelve Hours of Sebring, Tour de Corse and the Rally Liege-Rome-Liege.

The image shows the Gordini version with no less than 8 kW (11 hp) more. 1959 there is even a 1.1 liter engine available with 36 kW (49 hp) and 4-speed. The automatic version has speed prefix by pushbuttons. With mermaid (Ondine) there is uninterrupted artificial leather, color-coordinated carpets, luggage compartment lining, black dashboard, adjustable seat backs, door pockets and two-tone steering wheel. 09/16