Renault Floride

More information about the model Renault Floride

Renault Floride

The superbly elegant Floride symbolized the effervescence of the carefree sixties in France.

Floride was previewed as the Dauphine GT at the Geneva Motor Show in 1958, before appearing in its final form on the Renault stand at the Paris Motor Show in October the same year. Original colour schemes and an inimitable silhouette (the mark of Italian coachbuilders Ghia and Frua) made it an instant hit with showbiz celebrities, and the model soon became inseparably linked with the name of Brigitte Bardot. “Hair flowing in the wind, tanned faces, happy smiles all round. People heading for the sun in the Floride. Getting away from it all, at the wheel of a car so brilliant, so young, so refined.” The freewheeling tone of Floride’s advertising copy sums up the carefree spirit that pervaded the sixties. Floride got a power boost with the S version, which also introduced disk brakes on all four wheels, for the first time on a car in this category. In 1963, Floride gave way to its sister Caravelle, which stayed in the Renault catalogue through till 1968 and was also available in coupé and cabriolet versions.

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