In 1934, Citroën launched its Traction Avant 7CV. Renault’s response: the launch, just two days later, of its new 8CV that would become its next entry-level model: Renault Celtaquatre. These two cars, although very different had one thing in common: they were similar in price and highly competitive!
At a time when aerodynamics were the prevailing trend in automotive design, Renault Celtaquatre opted for smooth, round lines. Its curves even inspired the nickname given to early versions of the Renault Celtaquatre, the Renault Types ZR1 and ZR2, affectionately known as the “Celtaboule” (Celtaball).
A sound that sent it to the top of the charts! Renault Celtaquatre had that kind of keenness that proved she knew what she was doing.
Initially available as a saloon, Renault Celtaquatre was gradually adapted to produce coupé, convertible and coach versions. Renault also marketed a very basic, stripped-down version called Celtastandard. This early low-cost vehicle came at an even more attractive price , at some 15% cheaper! Finally, Renault designed a taxi version to make up an inexpensive Parisian taxi fleet offering “half-price” fares.
67,870 units from 1934 to 1938
- Performance and engine
4 cylinders inline, 1,463 cm3, 34 hp
3-speed gearbox + reverse
- dimensionsLength from 3.80 m to 4.20 m, depending on versionWidth 1,55 mHeight 1,59 m
front engine, rear-wheel drive
bodywork with wooden structure built on a separate chassis