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RENAULT VIVASIX/VIVASTELLA

Coachbuilt saloon, Weymann saloon, 5-seater sports saloon, coupé de ville, drophead coupé, sportsman's coupé.

Once again, very ordinary looking, with a vestigial coal scuttle bonnet until '32, when US style grilles were in. Two chassis lengths from '31, and on this one Renault used splayed cantilever rear springs to complement the transverse main leaf. Servo operated brakes appeared on this car, there was vacuum feed, pump cooling and six-volt electrics. The Vivastella was just a de luxe version of the basic machine but came with hydraulic dampers as standard. It might have been boring, but it was good for 65mph and was relatively cheap at £252 for a tourer.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
3180cc (S6 SV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1930 to 1932  
Number produced:
n/a