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This Type A production model is believed to be one of the oldest Renaults in existence. Renault were amongst the pioneers of the front engine, rear-wheel drive layout with propeller shaft and rear differential that would dominate car design for much of the 20th Century. The patented three speed gearbox has reverse gear, an unusual feature at the time.
Louis Renault built his first car in a shed in the garden of the family home in1898. It was based around a De Dion-Bouton tricycle. A number of friends requested that he build replicas for them and in the following year the Renault Company was founded with his brothers, Marcel and Fernand. Like many others, at first Renault used engines made by De Dion-Bouton going on to produce their own designs in 1902.The Renault company remained family owned until 1945.
|Output||1.75hp at 1,500rpm|
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