Re­nault Dauphine

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Driven -

Dur­ing HM’s visit to France in 1957, she toured Re­nault’s fac­tory at Bil­lan­court and Flins – and was sub­se­quently given a new Dauphine. This was an in­cred­i­bly as­tute pub­lic­ity move on the part of La Regie, not least be­cause they mar­keted their lat­est small car as the ‘Queen of the Road’. Out of all of the cars in this fea­ture, the least is known about the Re­nault Dauphine and whether in­deed HM ben­e­fit­ted from fuel costs of ‘a penny-far­thing a mile’; one story is that it was rolled by a mem­ber of the Royal House­hold staff in 1961.

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