Renault Vivastella PG9 limousine 1934

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Lot 412
Renault Vivastella PG9 limousine 1934

Sold for € 17,825 (US$ 19,849) inc. premium
Renault Vivastella PG9 limousine 1934
Châssis n° 610646

•Rare modèle haut de gamme
•Autrefois propriété de Jean Rédélé
•Restaurée
•Immatriculée en France

Les six cylindres faisaient déjà partie de la gamme Renault au début des années 1920 et, en 1925, une nouvelle 15 CV équipée d'un six cylindres de 3, 2 litres était présentée, remplaçant le modèle précédent de même catégorie à moteur quatre cylindres. Première Renault six cylindres à culasse détachable, la 15 CV reprenait la traditionnelle disposition à soupapes latérales et recevait une boîte à seulement trois rapports, tellement le nouveau moteur disposait de couple à bas régime, tandis que l'embrayage monodisque était une amélioration appréciable par rapport au précédent modèle. La 15 CV fut rebaptisée Vivasix en 1928 avec le choix entre allumage par magnéto ou par bobine et batterie, tandis que le freinage aux quatre roues gagnait une assistance par servo. Il existait également une plus luxueuse version haut de gamme, la Vivastella, conçue pour la clientèle des classes moyenne supérieures.

Cette Renault Vivastella fut longtemps la propriété du collectionneur et fondateur d'Alpine Jean Rédélé qui était toujours pointilleux et prenait grand soin des voitures de sa collection. Cette Vivastella a bénéficié d'une restauration de grande qualité et a parcouru moins de 3 000 km depuis son achèvement. L'intérieur en velours est toujours en très bel état. Cette belle et rare Renault classique des années 1930 est vendue avec sa carte grise française.

1934 Renault Vivastella PG9 Limousine
Chassis no. 610646

•Rare upmarket model
•Previously owned by Jean Rédélé
•Restored condition
•Registered in France

Sixes were an established feature of the Renault range by the 1920s, and in 1925 a new 3.2-litre 15CV six-cylinder model was introduced, replacing the similar-sized four. Renault's first six with a detachable cylinder head, the 15CV retained the familiar sidevalve layout and came with only three speeds in the gearbox, such was the new engine's low-speed pulling power, while the single-plate clutch was a welcome improvement on the previous cone type. The 15CV was renamed 'Vivasix' for 1928, with choice of either magneto or coil-and-battery ignition systems, while the four-wheel brakes gained servo assistance. There was also a more luxuriously appointed upmarket version, the 'Vivastella', designed to appeal to the wealthy middle classes.

This Renault Vivastella was previously owned by the well-known collector and Alpine founder Jean Rédélé, who was always most fastidious and took great care with the restoration of the cars in his collection. This Vivastella has benefited from a restoration of high quality and has covered fewer than 3,000 kilometres since its completion; the velour-upholstered interior remains in beautiful condition. This beautiful and rare classic Renault of the 1930s is offered with French Carte Grise.
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Renault Vivastella PG9 limousine 1934
Renault Vivastella PG9 limousine 1934
Renault Vivastella PG9 limousine 1934
Renault Vivastella PG9 limousine 1934
Renault Vivastella PG9 limousine 1934
Renault Vivastella PG9 limousine 1934
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