In the 1910s, Renault developed its range; luxury was still in its infancy and the first ceremonial cars were only coming out. Renault Type DG is a perfect example. This variant of Renault type D had the same chassis as Renault Type CB and shared many mechanical components with this model (launched the previous year in 1912).
Launched in 1913, Renault Type DG was a victoria. Before the first cars emerged, the word Victoria used to refer to a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with two seats (plus a seat for the coachman). Renault Type DG adopted the same style of bodywork, although it replaced the horses with an engine.
The rustling sound of sumptuous fabrics, for an atmosphere imbued with luxury and delight.
As soon as 1913 Renault Type DG was showcasing Renault know-how in the luxury field. The coachwork was outsourced to the Rothschild workshops. Those specialised workshops could rely on over 100 years of traditions, dating back to the times of hackneys, carriages and “conventional” victorias. In 1913, it was indeed possible to have 100 years experience in the automotive field!
Approximately 1,370 units
- Performance and engine
4 cylinders in 2 blocks, 12 CV
- dimensionsLength 4.50mWidth 1.63mHeight 2 m
Victoria type bodywork
Lower chassis for easier access to the vehicle