RENAULT Buses, Cars and Trucks France Part III World War II and aftermath (1939–1944)

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BUSES, CARS + TRUCKS

Part III World War II and aftermath (1939–1944)

1939

1939 Renault Juvaquatre

1937-60 Renault Juvaquatre

1939 Renault Juvaquatre

1939 Renault Juvaquatre En Fourgonnette

1939 Renault Juvaquatre En Fourgonnette

1939 Renault Suprastella ABM8

1939 Renault Suprastella ABM8

1939 Renault Juvaquatre Hatchback

1939 Renault Juvaquatre Hatchback

1939 Renault Primaquatre Sport BDS2

1939 Renault Primaquatre Sport BDS2

1939 renault-a-juvaquatre

1939 renault-a-juvaquatre

1939 renault-b-transatlantic-liner-boat-ship 1939 renault-c-primaquatre-arc-de-triomphe 1939 renault-d 1939 renault-e-nervasport-primastella-reinasport

1939 Renault Suprastella BDP1

1939 Renault Suprastella BDP1

1940

1940 renault 4 b 1940 RENAULT AGCa 1940 RENAULT AGK 1940 Renault AHS 1940 Renault type AHN 1940 Renault type AHS

1941

1941 Renault Fourgonette 1941 renault-a-truck-van

1942

1942 Renault AGK réquisitionné 1942 Renault AGK 1942 Renault AGKb

1943

1934 Renault TN4F Gaz

1936 renault tn6c2 gaz

1943 Renault TN4 F à gaz (reconstitution AMTUIR, Chelles) 1943 Renault TN4 F à gaz a 1943 Renault TN4 GNV - Renault TN4 CNG 1943 Renault TN4F Gaz 1943 TN6 A gaz

1943 Renault TN6 C2 gaz

1944 Renault

1943 Ambulance

1944

1944 6rouesRenaultDelingetteb 1944 A French Renault UE carrier by the side of a road, abandoned by German forces

1944 Destroyed german Renault UE and american soldier. France, summer 1944 1944 French Renault UE Chenillette 1944 Renault 10CV  Resistance 1944 Renault 1000 Kg Ambulance 1944 Renault a 1944 Renault ADK 1944 Renault Goulete 1944 Renault UE Infantry tractor with small four-wheel tracked trailer. 1944 Renault 1944 Renaults 1944-45 camion renault a h n t de 1944-1945 version

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Part IV After 1944

RENAULT Buses, Cars and Trucks France Part II Between the world wars (1919–1938)

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1920 Renault by Coulon (1920)

Part II

Between the world wars (1919–1938)

1919 Renault dávant guerre

1919 Renault dávant guerre

1919 Renault FU

1919 Renault FU

1919 Renault GR Tourer

1919 Renault GR Tourer

1919 Renault Type EU 'torpedo

1919 Renault Type EU ‘torpedo’

1919 Renault

1919 Renault

1919 renault-1919-1940-7

1919 renault-1919-1940

1919 renault type eu

1919 renault type eu

1919 Taxi Renault tipo AG en Paris

1919 Taxi Renault tipo AG en Paris

1919 renault-cars-atelier

1919 renault-cars-atelier

1920 renault 1920 typeE

1920 renault 1920 typeE

1920 Renault by Coulon (1920)

1920 Renault by Coulon

1920 renault de luxe

1920 renault de luxe

1920 Renault FT-17

1920 Renault FT-17

1920 Renault KZ

1920 Renault KZ

1920 Renault Monoquatre

1920 Renault Monoquatre

1920 Renault Musle Power Car

1920 Renault Musle Power Car

1920 Renault Type GS

1920 Renault Type GS

1920 renault

1920 renault

1920 renault-cars-factory-truck-tractor

1920 renault-cars-factory-truck-tractor

1920 renault-1920

1920 renault

1920 renault-central

1920 renault-central

1920 Renault-Scemia buses in New York

1920 Renault-Scemia buses in New York

Louis Renault enlarged the scope of his company after 1918, producing agricultural and industrial machinery. A number of the new products emerged from war developments. The first Renault’s tractor, the Type GP produced between 1919 and 1930, was based on the FT tank. However, Renault struggled to compete with the increasingly popular small, affordable “people’s cars”, while problems with the stock market and the workforce also adversely affected the company’s growth. Renault also had to find a way to distribute its vehicles more efficiently. In 1920, he signed one of its first distribution contracts with Gustave Gueudet, an entrepreneur from northern France.

1920 Renault-Type-GR-1920

1920 Renault-Type-GR

1921 renault-cars

1921 renault-cars

1921 Renault type IO

1921 Renault type IO

1921 Renault type-ii--torpedo

1921 Renault type-ii–torpedo

1921 renault-elegant-parisienne

1921 renault-elegant-parisienne

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1922 Renault Model 40 Kellner Town Car

1922 Renault Charabanc Bus Paulette

1922 Renault Charabanc Bus Paulette

The pre-First World War cars had a distinctive front shape caused by positioning the radiator behind the engine to give a so-called “coalscuttle” bonnet. This continued through the 1920s  and it was not until 1930 that all models had the radiator at the front. The bonnet badge changed from circular to the familiar and continuing diamond shape in 1925. Renault models were introduced at the Paris Motor Show which was held in September or October of the year. This has led to a slight confusion as to vehicle identification. For example a “1927” model was mostly produced in 1928.

1922 Renault mt-torpedo-6cv torpedo

1922 Renault mt-torpedo-6cv torpedo

1922 renault-haarlemsche

1922 renault-haarlemsche

1922 renault Type

1922 renault Type

1922 Renault NN 002 Cabriolet

1922 Renault NN 002 Cabriolet

1922 RENAULT PR

1922 RENAULT PR

1922 renault-torpedo-sport

1922 renault-torpedo-sport

1923 renault

1923 renault

1923 renault-cars a

1923 renault-cars

1923 renault-cars-sphinx-egypt

1923 renault-cars-sphinx-egypt

1924 renault a

1924 renault

1924 renault type nn

1924 renault type nn

1924 Renault camions-anciens-renault-plateau-bache-big

1924 Renault camions-anciens-renault-plateau-bache-big

1924 Renault GZ1

1924 Renault GZ1

1924 Renault mit Schreiner GmbH Aufbau

1924 Renault mit Schreiner GmbH Aufbau

1924 Renault MT torpedo skiff

1924 Renault MT torpedo skiff

1924 Renault NN Bestel

1924 Renault NN Bestel

1924 Renault torpedo KZ 1924

1924 Renault torpedo KZ

1924 Renault type MV 25 cv

1924 Renault type MV 25 cv

1924 renault-cars-b

1924 renault-cars

1924-30 Renault Type NN Town Car 1926

1924-30 Renault Type NN Town Car 1926

Renault produced a range of cars from small to very large. For example in 1928, when Renault produced 45,809 cars, the range of seven models started with a 6cv, a 10cv, the Monasix15cv, the Vivasix, the 18/22cv and the 40cv. There was a range of factory bodies, of up to eight styles, and the larger chassis were available to coachbuilders. The number of a model produced varied with size. The smaller were the most popular with the least produced being the 18/24cv. The most expensive factory body style in each range was the closed car. Roadsters and tourers (torpedoes) were the cheapest.

1925 Fourgon Renault type OS de 10 cv

1925 Fourgon Renault type OS de 10 cv

1925 Renault 6 CV NN

1925 Renault 6 CV NN

1925 Renault Model 45 Kellner Phaeton

1925 Renault Model 45 Kellner Phaeton

1925 RENAULT MZ

1925 RENAULT MZ

1925 renault taxi russia

1925 renault taxi russia

1925 Renault Torpedo

1925 Renault Torpedo

1925 Renault type (NN) caisse

1925 Renault type (NN) caisse

1925 Renault type MY

1925 Renault type MY

1925 Renault Type NM 40 CV Coupe de Ville

1925 Renault Type NM 40 CV Coupe de Ville

1925 renault-cars-1925-robert-falcucci

1925 renault-cars-robert-falcucci

1925 renault-falcucci

1925 renault-falcucci1925-29 renault NN DCDA

1925-29 renault NN DCDA

1926 Renault MU St Sernin

1926 Renault MU St Sernin

1926 Renault 6CV Torpédo [Type NN]

1926 Renault 6CV Torpédo [Type NN]

1926 Renault à benne basculante

1926 Renault à benne basculante

1926 Renault NN 6cv 951cm

1926 Renault NN 6cv 951cm

1926 Renault Scemia Turkije

1926 Renault Scemia Turkije © otolist.blogspot.com

1926 renault-cars-la-40-cv

1926 renault-cars-la-40-cv

1927 Camion léger plateau bâché Renault type PD

1927 Camion léger plateau bâché Renault type PD

1927 Renault 6CV Landaulet [Type NN]

1927 Renault 6CV Landaulet [Type NN] Taxi

1927 Renault 6CV Torpédo [Type NN]

1927 Renault 6CV Torpédo [Type NN]

1927 Renault 6CV Torpédo 4 Places [Type NN]

1927 Renault 6CV Torpédo 4 Places [Type NN]

1927 Renault 6CV Torpédo Luxe [Type NN]

1927 Renault 6CV Torpédo Luxe [Type NN]

1927 Renault de type PR

1927 Renault de type PR

1927 RENAULT NN II

1927 RENAULT NN II

The London operation was very important to Renault in 1928. The UK market was quite large and from there “colonial” modified vehicles were dispatched. Lifted suspensions, enhanced cooling and special bodies were common on vehicles sold to the colonies. Exports to the USA by 1928 had almost reduced to zero from their high point prior to WW1 when to ship back a Grand Renault or similar high class European manufactured car was common. A NM 40cv Tourer had a USA list price of over $4,600 being about the same as a Cadillac V-12. Closed 7-seat limousines started at $6,000 which was more expensive than a Cadillac V-16.

1927 Renault PN Nr 1347 der RATP

1927 Renault PN Nr 1347 der RATP

1927 Renault PN n° 1347 Paris F

1927 Renault PN n° 1347 Paris F

1927 Renault PN type Paris, Chelles

1927 Renault PN type Paris, Chelles

1927 Renault PN

1927 Renault PN

1927 Renault PNa

1927 Renault PNa

1927 Renault PNb

1927 Renault PNb

1927 Renault PNc

1927 Renault PNc

1927 Renault PNd

1927 Renault PNd

1927 Renault type PN Bus

1927 Renault type PN Bus

1927 Renault Type NN

1927 Renault Type NN

1927 Renault type PR (2)

1927 Renault type PR

The whole range was conservatively engineered and built. The newly introduced 1927 Vivasix, model PG1, was sold as the “executive sports” model. Lighter weight factory steel bodies powered by a 3180 cc six-cylinder motor provided a formula that went through to the Second World War.

1927 Renault type pr

1927 Renault type pr

1927 Renault type PY

1927 Renault type PY

1928 Renault 3-asser van de Trammij. Groningen-Paterswolde-Eelde

1928 Renault 3-asser van de Trammij. Groningen-Paterswolde-Eelde

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1928 Renault MT 8 CV in Vilnius Energy and Technology Museum

1928 Renault NN 3

1928 Renault NN 3

1928 renault type py trolley

1928 renault type py trolley

1928 renault-cars-rene-vincent

 1928 renault-cars-rene-vincent

The “de Grand Luxe Renaults”, that is any with over 12-foot (3.7 m) wheelbase, were produced in very small numbers in two major types – six- and eight-cylinder. The 1927 six-cylinder Grand Renault models NM, PI and PZ introduced the new three spring rear suspension that considerably aided road holding that was needed as with some body styles over 90 mph (140 km/h) was possible. The 8-cylinder Reinastella was introduced in 1929. This model led on to a range culminating in the 1939 Suprastella. Coachbuilders included Kellner, Labourdette, J. Rothschild et Fils and Renault bodies. Closed car Renault bodies were often trimmed and interior wood work completed by Rothschild.

 1928 renault-vivasix

1928 renault-vivasix

1929 Renault e.a.

1929 Renault e.a.

1929 Renault Monastella RY1

1929 Renault Monastella RY1

1929 renault-c-rene-vincent-n-3-vivastella

1929 renault-c-rene-vincent-n-3-vivastella

Renault also introduced in 1928 an upgraded specification to the larger cars designated “Stella”. The Vivastella‘s and Grand Renaults had upgraded interior fittings and had a small star fitted above the front hood Renault diamond. This proved to be a winning marketing differentiator and in the 1930s all cars changed to the Stella suffix from the previous two alpha character model identifiers.

1929 renault-a-rene-vincent-n-1

1929 renault-a-rene-vincent

1929 renault-vehicles-renault-6-nn-1-420-midi

1929 renault-vehicles-renault-6-nn

1929 renault-d-rene-vincent-n-8-monastella

 1929 renault-d-rene-vincent-n-8-monastella

1929 Tracteur Renault type SY

1929 Tracteur Renault type SY

1930 Camion Renault type SZ 15 cv

1930 Camion Renault type SZ 15 cv

1930 renault c

1930 renault c

py trolleThe Grand Renaults were built using a considerable amount of aluminium. Engines, brakes, transmissions, floor and running boards and all external body panels were aluminium. Of the few that were built, many went to scrap to aid the war effort.

1930 renault diesel studebaker benzine

1930 renault diesel studebaker benzine

1930 Renault Monasix RY

1930 Renault Monasix RY

1930 Renault PN

1930 Renault PN

1930 Renault Monastella RY2

1930 Renault Monastella RY2

1930 Renault Type NN Town Car

1930 Renault Type NN Town Car

1930 Renault Monastella

1930 Renault Monastella

1930 Renault Vivasix Tourer

1930 Renault Vivasix Tourer

1930 Renault Vivasix

1930 Renault Vivasix

1930 Renault

1930 Renault

1930 Renault Vivastella PG3

1930 Renault Vivastella PG3

1930 renault

1930 renault

1930 renault-a-la-riviera-nervastella-cannes

1930 renault-a-la-riviera-nervastella-cannes

1930 renault-cars-b-modele-cabriolet-vivastella

1930 renault-cars-b-modele-cabriolet-vivastella

In 1930/31, Renault introduced diesel engines for its commercial vehicles.

1931 Camion Renault tout terrain VTD

1931 Camion Renault tout terrain VTD

1931 Renault Monaquatre UY

1931 Renault Monaquatre UY

1931 Renault bus Exposition Coloniale Paris 1931, Nouvelle Calédonie

1931 Renault bus Exposition Coloniale Paris 1931, Nouvelle Calédonie

1931 Renault Nervahuit  TG1

1931 Renault Nervahuit TG1

1931 Renault Vivastella Conduite Intérieure 7 Places [Type PG4 L]

1931 Renault Vivastella Conduite Intérieure 7 Places [Type PG4 L]

1931 Renault Reinastella Décapotable

1931 Renault Reinastella Décapotable

1931 Renault Reinastella [Type RM]

1931 Renault Reinastella [Type RM]

1931 Renault Reinastella

1931 Renault Reinastella a

1931 Renault Reinastella

1931 Renault Vivasix KZ5

1931 Renault Vivasix KZ5

1931 renault-b-nervastella

1931 renault-b-nervastella

Between 1936 and 1938, a series of labour disputes, strikes, and worker unrest spread throughout the French automobile industry. The disputes were eventually quashed by Renault in a particularly intransigent way, and over 2,000 people lost their job.

1931 renault-a-truck-van

1931 renault-a-truck-van

1932 Camion Renault citerne type TI 25 cv 6.5 tonnes

1932 Camion Renault citerne type TI 25 cv 6.5 tonnes

1932 Camion Renault de type UDD 25 cv

1932 Camion Renault de type UDD 25 cv

1932 Camion Renault laitier type TI 25 cv 6.5 tonnes

1932 Camion Renault laitier type TI 25 cv 6.5 tonnes

1932 Camionnette Renault 10 cv type PRB bétaillère

1932 Camionnette Renault 10 cv type PRB bétaillère

1932 Renault Celtaquatre

1932 Renault Celtaquatre

1932 renault a

1932 renault

1932 Renault 01 1000 Sahara

1932 Renault 01 1000 Sahara

1932 Camions légers Renault type SX5 à plateau et OS4 citerne

1932 Camions légers Renault type SX5 à plateau et OS4 citerne1932 RENAULT GRUMIER

1932 RENAULT GRUMIER

1932 Renault Heller TN6 b

1932 Renault Heller TN6 b

1932 Renault Mission Transsaharienne

1932 Renault Mission Transsaharienne

1932 Renault NervaSport typeZC4

1932 Renault NervaSport typeZC4

1932 RENAULT OS4 Autopompe Premier Secours

1932 RENAULT OS4 Autopompe Premier Secours

1932 Renault Primaquatre Berline [Type KZ8]

1932 Renault Primaquatre Berline [Type KZ8]

1931 renault TN4 A2

1931 renault TN4 A2

1931 Renault VAN GOG 03

1931 Latil/Renault VAN GOG 03 NL

1931 Renault-Scemia

1931 Renault-Scemia

1932 Renault TN6 A2 1932 RENAULT TN6 1932 Renault TN6A du 185 n° 2424 1932 Renault TN6A tekening 1932 Renault TN6C Diesel Hispano tekening 1932 Renault TN6C Diesel Panhard Tekening 1932 Renault TN6C essence 1932 Renault TN6C1 Tekening 1932 renault-tn6c 1932 Renault-TN6-C2-02

1932 Renault-TN6-C2-02

1932 Renault VT6, 6x6

1932 Renault VT6, 6×6

1932 Renault

1932 Renault

1932 renault-b-reinastella-nerva-sport

1932 renault-b-reinastella-nerva-sport

1932 Tracteur Renault semi-remorque type SZ

1932 Tracteur Renault semi-remorque type SZ

1932 Tracteur Renault semi-remorque type YG

1932 Tracteur Renault semi-remorque type YG

1933  Renault TN6A du PC n° 2408 et 2251

1933 Renault TN6A du PC n° 2408 et 2251

1933 Autorail Renault VH2211 Mulhouse FRA 001

1933 Autorail Renault VH2211 Mulhouse FRA

1933 Autorail VH Renault

1933 Autorail VH Renault

1933 renault taxi kz11

1933 Renault Taxi

1933 Renault-avion-Cie-Saharienne

1933 Renault-avion-Cie-Saharienne

1933 renault tn4f 1933 RENAULT TNa

1933 renault tn4f

1933 renault type osb

1933 renault type osb

1933 RENAULT TNa

1933 RENAULT TNa

1933 renault type sxb

1933 renault type sxb

1933 Renault YFB

1933 Renault YFB

1933 renault type tib

1933 renault type tib

1933  Renault TN6A du PC n° 2408 et 2251

1933 Renault TN6A du PC n° 2408 et 2251

1933 renault type umb

1933 renault type umb

1933 renault-b-stella

1933 renault-stella

1933 renault type yfb

1933 renault type yfb

1933 renault-yfb

1933 renault-yfb

1933 TN4 HP

1933 TN4 HP

1934 Renault (TN4C) ex-RATP

1933 renault type umb ?

1934 Renault (TN4C)ex-RATPa 1934 Renault modèle SZ4 1934 Renault TN4 1638 tekening 1934 Renault TN4 6054-6203 tekening 1934 Renault TN4 de la RATP 1934 Renault TN4C n° 2963 1934 Renault TN4C2 n° 2728

1934 Renault TN6A n° 1965

1934 Renault TN6C1 n° 6284 Paris F OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1934 Renault TN6C2 du 170 n°2728 1934 Renault TN6C2 n° 2728 Paris 1934 Renault-TN6-C2-04 1934 TN4 F

1934 Renault TN6C2 n° 2728 Paris

1934 Renault modèle SZ4

1934 Renault modèle SZ4

1934 Camion plateau Renault type ZJ 43 chevaux 2 tonnes

1934 Camion plateau Renault type ZJ 43 chevaux 2 tonnes

1933 Renault type UDD 25 cv 7.5 tonnes a

1934 Renault type UDD 25 cv 7.5 tonnes

1933 Renault UDB

1934 Renault UDB

1933 renault-cars-f-primastella-vivasport-vivastella-nerva-reina

1934 Renault divers

1934 Camion militaire Renault type TF 70 cv

1934 Camion militaire Renault type TF 70 cv

1934 Camion Renault de type ABF 85 cv 5.5 tonnes

1934 Camion Renault de type ABF 85 cv 5.5 tonnes1934 Camion Renault ty ZF6DC 130 cv 18 tonnes

1934 Camion Renault ty ZF6DC 130 cv 18 tonnes

1934 Camion Renault type TID 85 cv 6.5 tonnes a 1934 Camion Renault type TID 85 cv 6.5 tonnes 1934 Camion Renault type ZF6DC 130 cv 18 tonnes 1934 Fourgon PTT Renault 15 cv 1934 Fourgon Renault type YFC 70 cv 3.5 tonnes Fleury Michon 1934 Renault benne à vérin type YF 70 cv 4.5 tonnes 1934 renault camions-anciens-exposition-vehicules 1934 Renault Celtaquatre ZR1 1934 Renault laitier type TI 85 cv 6.5 tonnes 1934 Renault Monaquatre YN3 1934 Renault Nervasport ZC2 1934 Renault Nervastella ZD2 1934 Renault Primaquatre KZ18 1934 Renault Reinasport RM6

1934 RENAULT TYPE A 1934 Renault type ABF 1934 Renault type AFP2 1934 Renault type UEOA 15 cv a 1934 Renault type UEOA 15 cv 1934 Renault type VTD6 130 cv 18 tonnes 1934 Renault type ZF6DC 130 cv 18 tonnes 1934 Renault type ZJC 43 cv 2.5 tonnes 1934 Renault type ZY 2.5 tonnes - service dépannage réseau 1934 RENAULT UDD camion et remorque pinardier, citerne amovible 1934 Renault Vivasport YZ2 1934 Renault Vivasport YZ4 1934 Renault YGAC 77 cv 6 tonnes 1934 renault 1934 renault-a-nervasport 1934 renault-b-convertible-greyhound-dog-classical-antiquity 1934 renault-c-store-shop 1934 renault-d-nervasport-montlhery 1934-39 Renault Viva Grand Sport

1935 

1935 Renault Celtaquate Berline

1935 Renault Celtaquate Berline

1935 RENAULT AB 1935 RENAULT ABFD1 1935 Renault celtaquatre 1935 Renault Monaquatre YN4 1935 Renault Nerva Grand Sport ABM3 1935 Renault Nervastella Grand Sport 1935 Renault Primaquatre KZE 1935 1935 Renault Primaquatre KZE a 1935 Renault Primaquatre KZE 1935 Renault Suprastella 1935 Renault TI-4AE 1935 Renault TN 4 H Nr 3272 der RATP 1935 Renault TN4F 136 NOU 2 1935 Renault TN4F 136 NOU 1935 Renault TN4F n° 3272 1935 Renault TN4H 1935 Renault Viva Grand Sport ACX1 1935 Renault Vivaquatre KZ23 1935 Renault Vivasport ACM1 Décapotable 1935 renault-a 1935 renault-b-airplane 1935 renault-cars-f-celtaquatre-autobus 1935 renault-c-grand-sport 1935 renault-d-grand-sport 1935 renault-e-convertible 1935 Renault-TN4-F 1935 Vivastella ACR1 1935-renault-nervastella-grand-sport-convertible

1935 Renault TN 4 H Nr 3272 der RATP 1935 Renault TN4F 136 NOU 2 1935 Renault TN4F 136 NOU 1935 Renault TN4F n° 3272 1935 Renault TN4H 1935 Renault-TN4-F 1936 Renault modèle ZPDE 1936 renault tn4 a1 1936 Renault TN4 H BLA - 17 septembre 2011 1936 Renault TN4 H BLA b 1936 Renault TN4 H Paris 1936 renault tn4 1936 Renault TN4B du 174,vers 1950-51.

1936

1936 renault TN4B -Prairie Renault,sur fond de TN4B n° 1883 du 177 en un lieu à déterminer.1953

1936 renault TN4B -Prairie Renault, sur fond de TN4B n° 1883 du 177 en un lieu à déterminer

1936 Renault TN4F n°3272 1936 Renault TN4F tekening 1936 Renault TN4H a 1936 Renault TN4H BAR tekening 1936 Renault TN4H Paris Tekening 1936 Renault TN4H Tekening 1936 Renault TN4HP n° 3488
1936 Renault-TN4-F.JPG interieur 1936 Renault-TN4-HP-01 1936 TN4 A1 1936 TN4

1936 Renault AC-Z serie auto Pompe 1936 RENAULT AFKD cabine d' origine couchette 1936 RENAULT AGK 1936 Renault Celtaquatre ADC1 1936 Renault Celtaquatre Berline Luxe 1936 Renault Celtaquatre1 1936 Renault modèle ZPDE 1936 Renault Nervastella ABM4 1936 Renault Primaquatre ACL1 1936 Renault type OS 1936 Renault Viva Grand Sport ACX2 1936 Renault Viva Grand Sport BCX1 1936 Renault Viva Grand Sport BDV1 1936 Renault Viva Grand Sport Coach Décapotable BDV1 1936 Renault Vivaquatre ADL1 1936 Renault Vivaquatre BDH1 1936 renault-a-airplane 1936 renault-b-skiing-winter-sports 1936 renault-cars-d-viva-sport 1936 renault-c-celtaquatre

1937

1937 Renault AGK 1937 RENAULT AGKa 1937 Renault Juvaquatre AEB4 1937 Renault type ADV1 1937 Renault VivaGrandSport typeBCX4 1937 Renault Vivasport BCT-BCY 1937 renault-a-decapotable-art-deco-style 1937 renault-b-novaquatre 1937-60 Renault Juvaquatre

1938

1938 RENAULT AFKD cabine intégrale 1938 Renault Juvaquatre Décapotable 1938 Renault Novaquatre BDJ1 1938 renault-1919-1940-1 1938 renault-a-cabriolet-les-viva 1938 renault-a-juvaquatre 1938 renault-b-juvaquatre

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RENAULT Buses, cars, trucks France Part I Foundation and early years (1898–1918)

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BUSES, CARS and TRUCKS

Renault S.A.
Type Société anonyme
Traded as EuronextRNO
Industry Automotive
Founded 25 February 1899
Founder(s) Louis Renault, Marcel Renault,Fernand Renault
Headquarters Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Area served Worldwide (118 countries)
Key people Carlos Ghosn (Chairman and CEO)
Products Automobiles, commercial vehicles, Luxury Cars, financing
Production output Increase 2,708,206 (2013)
Revenue Decrease €40.932 billion (2013)
Operating income Decrease €-34 million (2013)
Profit Decrease €695 million (2013)
Total assets Decrease €74.99 billion (end 2013)
Total equity Decrease €23.21 billion (end 2013)
Owner(s) APE (15.01%)
Nissan Finance Co., Ltd.(15%)
Daimler AG (3.1%)
Employees 127,086 (December 2012)
Subsidiaries
Website group.renault.com
Renault S.A. (French pronunciation:  re-noh) is a French multinational vehicle manufacturer established in 1899. The company produces a range of cars and vans, and in the past, trucks, tractors, tanks, buses/coaches and autorail vehicles. In 2011, Renault was the third biggest European automaker by production behind Volkswagen Group and PSA and the ninth biggest automaker in the world by production in 2011.
Headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, the Renault group is formed by the namesake Renault marque and subsidiaries Automobile Dacia from Romania and Renault Samsung Motors from South Korea. Renault has a 43.4% controlling stake in Nissan of Japan, a 25% stake in AvtoVAZ of Russia and a 1.55% stake in Daimler AG of Germany. Renault also owns subsidiaries RCI Banque (providing automotive financing), Renault Retail Group (automotive distribution) and Motrio (automotive parts). Renault Trucks, previously Renault Véhicules Industriels, has been part of Volvo Trucks since 2001. Renault Agriculture became 100% owned by German agricultural equipment manufacturer CLAAS in 2008. Renault has various joint ventures, including Turkish Oyak-Renault, Iranian Renault Pars, Chinese Dongfeng Renault. Carlos Ghosn is the current chairman and CEO and the French government owns a 15% share of Renault.
As part of the Renault–Nissan Alliance, the company is the fourth-largest automotive group. Together Renault and Nissan are undertaking significant electric car development, investing €4 billion (US$5.16 billion) in eight electric vehicles over three to four years from 2011.
The company’s core market is Europe and is known for its role in motor sport, and its success over the years in rallying and Formula 1.

History

Foundation and early years (1898–1918)

The Renault corporation was founded in 1899 as Société Renault Frères by Louis Renault and his brothers Marcel and Fernand. Louis was a bright, aspiring young engineer who had already designed and built several models before teaming up with his brothers, who had honed their business skills working for their father’s textiles firm. While Louis handled design and production, Marcel and Fernand handled company management.

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1900 RENAULT tonneau

1901 Renault Voiturette

1901 Renault Voiturette

The first Renault car, the Renault Voiturette 1CV was sold to a friend of Louis’ father after giving him a test ride on 24 December 1898. The client was so impressed with the way the tiny car ran and how it climbed the streets that he bought it.

1903 Renault type NC Double Phaeton

1903 Renault type NC Double Phaeton

1903 renault types N-Q-U

1903 renault types N-Q-U

1904 Renault CGV 25hp Roi des Belges

1904 Renault CGV 25hp Roi des Belges

1905 Renault 8CV Landaulet 'Taxi de la Marne' [Type AG-1] 1905 renault type AG  taxi a 1905 renault type AG taxi1905 renault type AG taxi

1905 Renault TYPE V1

1905 Renault TYPE V1

1905 Renault, 13 Litre 4-cyl

1905 Renault, 13 Litre 4-cyl

In 1903, Renault began to manufacture its own engines in as much as until then it had been purchasing them from De Dion-Bouton. The first major sale was in 1905 to the Société des Automobiles de Place, which bought Renault AG1 cars to establish a fleet of taxis. These vehicles would eventually be used by the French military for transporting troops during World War I which earned them be known as “Taxi de la Marne.” By 1907, a significant percentage of the taxis circulating in London and Paris had been built by Renault. Renault also was the most sold foreign marque at New York in 1907 and 1908. In 1908 the company produced 3,575 units, becoming the largest car manufacturer in France.

Renault Antique

1905-1910 Renault Taxi de la Marne Type AG

1905-1910 Renault Taxi de la Marne Type AG

The brothers recognised the publicity that could be obtained for their vehicles by participation in motor racing and Renault made itself known through achieving instant success in the first city-to-city races held in Switzerland resulting in rapid expansion for the company. Both Louis and Marcel Renault raced company vehicles, but Marcel was killed in an accident during the 1903 Paris-Madrid race. Although Louis Renault never raced again, his company remained very involved, including Ferenc Szisz winning the first Grand Prix motor racing event in a Renault AK 90CV in 1906. Louis was to take full control of the company as the only remaining brother in 1906 when Fernand retired for health reasons. Fernand died in 1909 and Louis became the sole owner, renaming the company Société des Automobiles Renault (Renault Automobile Company).

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1906 Renault Type AG Fiacre Paris

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1906 Renault 1523

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1906 Renault AK 90CV GP Car.

1906 renault Stanley Steamer

1906 renault Stanley Steamer

The Renault reputation for innovation was fostered from very early on. At the time, cars were very much luxury items, and the price of the smallest Renaults available being 3000 francs reflected this; an amount it would take ten years for the average worker at the time to earn. In 1905 the company introduced mass-production techniques, and Taylorism in 1913. As well as cars and taxis, Renault manufactured buses and commercial cargo vehicles in the pre-war years. The first real commercial truck from the company was introduced in 1906. During World War I, it branched out into ammunition, military airplanes and vehicles such as the revolutionary Renault FT tank. The company’s military designs were so successful that Renault himself was awarded the Legion of Honour for his company’s contributions to the war. The company also exported their engines overseas to American auto manufacturers for use in such automobiles as the GJG which used a Renault 26 hp or 40 hp four-cylinder engine.

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1906 Renault

1906 Renault

1906 renault type G2 18HP

1906 renault type G2 18HP

1907 renault type gs

1907 renault type gs

1907 RENAULT type XB 1907

1907 RENAULT type XB

1907 Renault Vanderbilt Racer

1907 Renault Vanderbilt Racer

1907 Renault-20-30CV lomo

1907 Renault-20-30CV lomo

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1907 renault-landeau

1907 Renault-Taxi

1907 Renault-Taxi

1908 Renault AG

1908 Renault AG

1908 Renault

1908 Renault

1908-14 RENAULT AX FRANCA

1908-14 RENAULT AX FRANCA

1909 Renault 15-22 kw Limousine

1909 Renault 15-22 kw Limousine

1909 Renault AVA

1909 Renault AVA

1909 Renault AX 3-Seater

1909 Renault AX 3-Seater

1909 Renault Type AI Torpedo

1909 Renault Type AI Torpedo

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1909 Renault-Trucks

1910 de Louis RENAULT, une 25 CV type BM

1910 de Louis RENAULT, une 25 CV type BM

1910 Renault 2 Melbourne

1910 Renault 2 Melbourne Ambulance

1910 Renault Melbourne

1910 Renault Melbourne Ambulance

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1910 Renault AG-Fiacre Paris

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1910 renault ambulance edited

1910 Renault American Standard Touring Car

1910 Renault American Standard Touring Car

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1910 Renault dealer Tokyo

1910 Renault Type AG 9 CV

1910 Renault Type AG 9 CV

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1910 renault

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1911 Modell G Touring blue vl

1911 Renault - Fourgon Type AX

1911 Renault – Fourgon Type AX

1911 Renault Torpedo Type AX

1911 Renault Torpedo Type AX

1911 renault typeCG

1911 renault typeCG

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1911-renault-ag-taxi

1912 Renault limo

1912 Renault limo

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1912-16 renault type fk

1913 Renault 11 Green Dark

1913 Renault 11 Green Dark

1913 Renault Freres BW

1913 Renault Freres BW

1913 Renault kellner

1913 Renault kellner

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1913 Renault Taxi de la Marne

1913 Renault Type DM Touring

1913 Renault Type DM Touring

1913 Renault

1913 Renault

1914 Renault 35CV [Type ED]

1914 Renault 35CV [Type ED]

1914 Renault Ambulance

1914 Renault Ambulance

1914 Renault DM Tourer

1914 Renault DM Tourer

1914 Renault EG, 4x4

1914 Renault EG, 4×4

1914 renault STB

1914 renault STB

1914 Renault The ODDS and SODS

1914 Renault The ODDS and SODS

1914 Renault ЕЕ

1914 Renault ЕЕ

1914 Renault ЕР

1914 Renault ЕР

1914 renault

1914 renault

1915 Renault 4x4

1915 Renault 4×4

1915 renault kimman-carrosserie-1915

1915 renault kimman-carrosserie

1915 renault mle Automitrailleuses

1915 renault mle Automitrailleuses

1915 Renault

1915 Renault

1915 renault-Ad

1915 renault-Ad

1916 Renault Unic Torpedo 12 Cv

1916 Renault Unic Torpedo 12 Cv

1916 Renault

1916 Renault

Tank Column

1916-18 Renault FT light tanks, World War I

1917 Renault Type EU Open Drive

1917 Renault Type EU Open Drive

1917 Renault type FE torpedo

1917 Renault type FE torpedo

1918 Prachtige Renault Bus

1918 Prachtige Feestelijke Renault Bus

1918 Renault GZ

1918 Renault GZ

1918 Renault-Maiden Erleigh-1

1918 Renault-Maiden Erleigh-1 Ambulance

1918 Renault-Mgebrov-Armored-Car-Narva

1918 Renault-Mgebrov-Armored-Car-Narva

next chapter

Part II Between the world wars (1919–1938)

READING Buses England UK

READING

Bus Body Builders

Reading Buses

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Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 on route Purple 17 in December 2013
Parent Reading Borough Council
Founded 31 October 1901
Headquarters Reading
Service area Berkshire
Service type Bus services
Routes 92
Destinations Reading
Newbury
Fleet 165 (May 2013)
Fuel type Diesel
Natural Gas
Hybrid
Chief executive Martijn Gilbert
Website www.reading-buses.co.uk

Reading Buses is a bus operator serving the towns of Reading, Newbury and the surrounding area in the county of Berkshire, England. It is owned by Reading Borough Council.

History

Previous Logo

Horse tram era

04 1893 Oxford Road, Reading,

The origins of Reading Transport can be traced back to 1878, when the privately owned Reading Tramways Company (part of the Imperial Tramways Company) was formed. They were initially authorised to construct and operate a horse tram route on an east–west alignment fromOxford Road through Broad Street in the town centre to Cemetery Junction. Significantly, this route formed the core of what became known as themain line of the tram and trolleybus network.

Construction started in January 1879, with the entire line being open by May. A fleet of six single-decked cars were initially used, with 31 horses, providing a 20-minute frequency. The cars operated from a depot on the south side of the Oxford Road, immediately to the east of Reading West railway station. By the 1890s the whole fleet had been replaced by double-decked cars operating at a 10-minute frequency. The company made several proposals to extend the system, add routes and electrify the system. But none of these came to anything, and in 1899 the borough corporation decided to purchase the system.

The purchase deal was completed on 31 October 1901, and the Reading Corporation Tramways came into being. The corporation set out about first extending, and then electrifying the system. The extensions were completed by December 1902, and the last horse cars ran in July of the following year.

Electric tram era

05 1903 Reading Corporation Tramways

Reading Corporation Tramwaysopening ceremony on 22 July 1903

The new electric trams started operating in July 1903. Extensions were constructed to the Wokingham Road and London Road (both from Cemetery Junction), and new routes added to Whitley, Caversham Road, Erleigh Road and Bath Road. The trams operated from a new depot in Mill Lane, a site that was to remain Reading Transport’s main depot until it was demolished to make way for The Oracle shopping mall in 1998.

The electric tram services were originally operated by 30 four-wheeled double decked cars supplied by Dick, Kerr & Co. In 1904, six bogie cars and a water car (used for keeping down the dust on the streets) were added to the fleet, also from Dick, Kerr & Co. No further trams were acquired, and a planned extension from the Caversham Road terminus across Caversham Bridge to Caversham itself was abandoned because of the outbreak of World War I. The war also led to a significant maintenance backlog.

In 1919, Reading Corporation started operating its first motor buses. These ran from Caversham Heights to Tilehurst, running over the tram lines and beyond the tram termini. Because of the state of the track, the Bath Road tram route was abandoned in 1930, followed by the Erleigh Road route in 1932. Eventually it was decided that the tramways should be abandoned and replaced by trolleybuses, operating over extended routes. The last tram ran on the Caversham Road to Whitley route in July 1936, and last car on the main line ran in May 1939.

Trolleybus era

The first trolleybus wiring erected was a training loop on Erleigh Road, which opened in early 1936. This loop was never used in public service, and was subsequently dismantled. Public service commenced on 18 July 1936, on a route replacing the tram route from Caversham Road to Whitley Street. In May 1939, the remaining tram routes from Oxford Road to Wokingham Road and London Road were converted to trolleybus operation, with a short extension from Wokingham Road to the Three Tuns, and a much longer extension from the Oxford Road through the centre of Tilehurst to the Bear Inn. The extended main line from the Three Tuns to the Bear, still exists today as bus route 17, the town’s busiest and most frequent route, and the first to be designated a premier route.

Reading Transport Depot

During World War II a trolleybus branch was constructed from the Oxford Road to Kentwood Hill, enabling trolleybuses to replace motor buses with a consequential saving in precious oil based fuel. In 1949 the Whitley Street line was extended to Whitley Wood and Northumberland Avenue and a short branch was built to Reading General station. Subsequent short extensions took the system to its full extent, with the Kentwood route running to Armour Hill and the Northumberland Avenue line running to the junction with Whitley Wood Road.

By 1965, most UK trolleybus systems had closed, and the manufacturers of the overhead equipment gave notice that they would cease production. At the same time the trolleybuses came in for some bad publicity in the local press because they cost more to operate compared to motor buses and they were inflexible, even though the trolleybuses were profitable (Reading’s motor buses made a loss), faster and less polluting. Reading Corporation decided to abandon the trolleybus system, and the routes were phased out between January 1967 and November 1968.

The UK’s first contra-flow bus lane was instigated along Kings Road, when that road was made one-way in the early 1960s. The trolleybuses continued to operate two-way, as it was considered uneconomic to erect wiring on the new inbound route, London Road. The concept of the contra-flow bus lane was proved successful, and adopted in other places for motor buses.

Expansion and competition

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Reading Transport offices in 1985 now The Oracle shopping centre

The Transport Act 1980 deregulated long distance bus services. Reading Transport took advantage of this new freedom to start a service from Reading through London to Southend. The service was numbered X1 and was run jointly with Southend Transport. In 1982 the X1 was shortened to run from Reading to Aldgate in East London, under the “Gold Line” brand, and joint operation ceased.

As a result of the legislation that accompanied the deregulation of local bus services in 1986, the operations of Reading Transport were transferred to Reading Transport Ltd, an “arms length” company whose shares were held by Reading Borough Council. Bus deregulation also meant that the local council no longer had any power to regulate the routes and fares of Reading Transport, nor could they prevent other operators from starting competitive services within the borough.

In 1992 Reading Transport acquired the Reading and Newbury operations of BeeLine, one of the privatised successors to the state-owned Alder Valley. These acquisitions led to Reading Transport operating buses in Newbury, and in the rural areas around Reading and Newbury, for the first time. Additionally, BeeLine had operated a Reading to London service under the LondonLink name, and that was merged into the Gold Line service and the resulting service renamed London Line. The Gold Line name was retained for use by Reading Transport’s non-scheduled service business. The London Line service ceased in 2000.

Reading Transport faced competition on Reading urban routes from 1994, when[Reading Mainline, an independent company, started operations with AEC Routemasters acquired from Transport for London. Labour shortages created problems for the competitor, and Reading Transport acquired Reading Mainline in 1998. Reading Transport continued to operate the Routemasters under the Reading Mainline brand until they were finally withdrawn in July 2000.

Premier and vitality routes

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Optare Excel LowRider in 1999 in a variant of the livery used until the introduction of premier routes

Since 2004, Reading Buses and Reading Borough Council have made a significant investment in upgrading the quality of Reading’s main urban bus routes. In autumn of that year, Reading Buses introduced its first branded Premier Route in the form of the number 17, running between the Three Tuns on Wokingham Road and the Bear Inn at Tilehurst via the town centre and Oxford Road, and the linear descendent of the old main line. This was intended as the first in a series of such routes, each providing a weekday daytime frequency of between 3 and 8 buses per hour. Each premier route, or group of routes, would be allocated a distinctive colour, to be used used on the buses on that route, and also on maps and other publicity.

Since then the premier route concept has been rolled out on most of Reading’s urban routes. In April 2009, a similar concept was introduced to some of Reading Buses’ longer distance rural routes. These were rebranded as Vitality Routes, using specially branded green and silver or red and silver buses. In 2014, these too were changed to a colour brand, becoming ‘Lime Routes’.

Biofuel controversy

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Ethanol fueled Scania OmniCity in May 2008 in the livery it carried when used on the 17

Reading Buses has a history of experimenting with biofuels, including biodiesel and alcohol fuel. By 2008, all but one of Reading’s bus fleet was fuelled by a mix of 5% biodiesel and 95% conventional diesel.

In late 2007, Reading Buses placed an order with Scania for 14 ethanol fuelled double decker buses to replace the existing fleet of biodiesel powered vehicles operating premier route 17. At the time the order was placed, this was the largest order for ethanol fuelled buses in the UK. These buses started work on 26 May 2008.

In October 2009, it was discovered that instead of the bio-ethanol fuel having been sourced from sugar beet grown in the English county of Norfolk (as had been advertised), it was actually made from wood pulp imported from Sweden. On learning this Reading Borough councillors launched an investigation into how they and the Reading Transport Board could have been deceived. All the ethanol-powered buses have since been converted to run on the same bio-diesel mix as the rest of the fleet.

Hybrid buses

Reading Buses has over 30 hybrid (diesel-battery-electric) buses which are used on routes 17, 20, 20a, 21 and 26.

Current operations

Reading Central Station

Reading Buses

Reading Transport operates public service buses under the Reading Buses brand throughout the town of Reading, and to a lesser extent in the rural area around Reading. Most of the urban routes have been branded as Premier Routes, with each route or group of routes allocated a distinctive colour. These colours are used on the buses used on that route, and also on maps and other publicity. Premier routes provide a weekday daytime frequency of between 2 and 8 buses per hour, depending on the route.

Other routes, including some rural routes and non-premier urban routes, operate at lower frequency, varying from several buses a day to two buses an hour. They are allocated a grey colour in maps and publicity, and are currently operated by a mixture of vehicles in a new silver based fleet colour scheme similar to that used on the premier routes, together with vehicles in various previous colour schemes.

Reading Buses also operates the NightTrack network under contract to Reading Borough Council. These services run on their own routes from 23:45 until late into the night. Premier route 17 also operates at these times, but all other routes finish by then.

1931 AEC Regal 1 with Reading FB35F body GOU-449

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1935 A.E.C. Regal ATD 898 after rebuild with Reading bus body atd898

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1936 Albion rebodied in 1955 with a Reading B32F body and gaining a Morris engine-radiator in 1963

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1938 AEC Regal 4 with Reading B35F Bodywork

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1942 AEC Regent with Park Royal body dating from 1936 and Provincial 55, EHO228, a Guy Arab I with Reading body dating from 1942

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1943 AEC Regal-Regent I EHO-282 Reading H

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1943 built Guy Arab II 5LW originally with Park Royal utility bodywork but by now fitted with a Reading C030-24RD body.

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1947 AEC Regent II with Reading H56R body fho602

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1948 Albion Nimbus 89 (11675) was one of many such vehicles with Reading bodywork

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1949 Albion FT3AB with Reading B36F bodywork

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1949 Albion Victor with a Reading B36F body

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1949 Crossley DD42-5 with Reading H52R body EBK28 a

1949 Crossley DD42-5 with Reading H52R body EBK28 b

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1949 Dennis Lancet III Reading C33F inside 1949 Dennis Lancet III Reading C33F 1949 Dennis Lancet III with Reading coachwork of Safeway Services of South Petherton photo 1

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1950 Reading C32F bodied Commer Avenger

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1951 Leyland PS1 with a Reading B34F

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1952 Albion FT39N with Reading B36F body

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1952 Albion Victor FT39N-Reading B36F withdrawn by GR in 1980

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1953 Karrier Reading body MDU-14

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1954 Albion FT39AN with Reading B36F body gu1787

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1954 Albion Victor FT39AN with Reading B36F body

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1958 Albion Victor (YFO 127  originally Guernsey 8226  Victor FT39 KAN  Reading B35F)

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1958 Albion Victor FT39KAN with Reading FB39F body

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1958 Albion Victor Reading-bodied

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1958 Leyland PD2 52, J1528 and ex-LT RTL260, now JMT 655, J34655 jm655

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1958 Reading bodied Dennis Lancet J3JXK-540

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1958-59 Leyland PD2-31s with Reading H31-28R bodies

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1960 Albion Nimbus with Reading bodywork

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1960 Albion NS3N with a Reading B35F body

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1963 Albion Victor of Guernsey Railways with Reading body gu78

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1963 Albion's 76, reg 8226, and 94, reg 12726 with Reading B35F body

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1964 Albion Nimbus NS3AN Reading B35T body EBW-112B

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1964 Albion Nimbus with Reading B35F bodywork

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1964 Bedford in the mid sixties J4 chassis with Reading bodywork gu100

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1967 Bedford J4EZ1 with Reading bodywork gu102

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AEC Regal after rebuilt with Reading FB34F body cg9609

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That’s it

RAMSEIER, STREUN and CO. JENZER WORBLAUFEN Switserland

RAMSEIER, STREUN & CO.// WORBLAUFEN

Carrosserie Worblaufen worblaufen

Bern 1929-1958

Worblaufen Citroën TA 15/6

In 1948 “Carrosserie Worblaufen” started to convert Citroëns TA 15/6 into Convertibles.
At the 1949 Geneva Salon Sir Fritz Ramseier presented his 15/6 Cabriolet with four seats, the two doors hinged at the front and four windows.
At the end of the Salon several orders were signed.

There are 16 Tractions converted, all differ in details and it seems only two still remain.

Bentley Mark-VI-Ramseier Front-view

Bentley Mark-VI-Ramseier Front-view

CARROSSERIE WORBLAUFEN 
F. RAMSEIER & CO.
Worblaufen
1929 – 1958

One of the most important SchweizerCarrosseriebau-company for passenger cars.  Production of outstandingly elegant Cabriolets and roadsters on Isotta – Fraschini, Mercedes – Benz, Alfa-Romeo and Bugatti chassis.  After the second world war mostly on Talbot – Lago, Delahaye, Citroën and Lancia chassis.  Making some pieces on Jaguar, BMW and Bentley basis.

Traditionell gehaltenes Talbot T26 Record (1947) Cabriolet von Carrosserie Worblaufen

Traditionell gehaltenes Talbot T26 Record (1947) Cabriolet von Carrosserie Worblaufen

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RAMSEIER + JENZER
Biel
1919 – 1989

Initially, touring and city cars light production.  In the 1920s also producing luxury cars on expensive chassis.   In addition to cars, the company always also commercial vehicles and buses produced for private and municipal companies, as well as for the Swiss Post (PTT).  In 1933 the production was hired by car bodies.  After the acquisition of Lauber in Nyon, the company became the most important Carrosserie company of Switzerland.

1934 Worblaufen Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Cabriolet a 1934 Worblaufen Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Cabriolet b 1934 Worblaufen Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Cabriolet c

1934 Worblaufen Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Cabriolet

1935 Worblaufen Bugatti T57 Grand Raid Roadster #57246 a 1935 Worblaufen Bugatti T57 Grand Raid Roadster #57246 b 1935 Worblaufen Bugatti T57 Grand Raid Roadster #57246 c

1935 Worblaufen Bugatti T57 Grand Raid Roadster #57246

1937 Talbot Lago T26 Baby Worblaufen

1937 Talbot Lago T26 Baby Worblaufen

1937 Worblaufen Bugatti T57 Convertible #57629 a 1937 Worblaufen Bugatti T57 Convertible #57629 b 1937 Worblaufen Bugatti T57 Convertible #57629 c 1937 Worblaufen Bugatti T57 Convertible #57629 d 1937 Worblaufen Bugatti T57 Convertible #57629 e 1937 Worblaufen Bugatti T57 Convertible #57629 f 1937 Worblaufen Bugatti T57 Convertible #57629 g