For Sale: 1990 Renault R4 in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1990 Renault R4 Wagon

The Renault 4, also known as the 4L, (pronounced "Quatrelle" in French), is a small economy car produced by the French automaker Renault between 1961 and 1994. Although the Renault 4 was marketed as a short station wagon, its minimal rear overhang, and single top-hinged rear opening made it the world's first mass-produced hatchback car, as well as the first front-wheel drive family car produced by Renault.

Bonjour! For consignment, a 1990 version of the "Quadrelle" made in France then exported to the Japanese market. Eventually then making its way to America where it remains in its left hand drive format. It has a wonderfully intricate interior use of materials, is a real gas saver and was built to actually compete with the 2CV for Citroen, which it resembles to a degree. It has a new expanded roof sliding canvas for the "open air" feel, and 4 doors with a hatchback. Transporter loin!

Due to modifications of the emissions control devices installed by the manufacturer, please check your local, state, and federal laws to determine if this vehicle is applicable for use on public highways in your area.*

All steel bathed in silver paint which has had a few repairs for rust remediation is now all solid bodywork. Plenty of tinted glass with the usual french intricate sliding, opening, and up and down design for said glass. 4 doors plus a back side glass and a rear tailgate allow for plenty of access to store your stuff in this econo-box traveler. The body design is much unchanged since inception, it has a black front bumper with a rounded over front quarter and grille in elongated oval format. A single headlight is on either side and the grille is black with a shiny diamond shaped central Renault badge. The rockers have a wide plastic molding attached to them and the roof has a full canvas retractable top to allow for airflow to the entire car or just the front seat passengers depending on how far you retract it. The tall rear tailgate is also reminiscent of the 2CV, has vertical tail lights on either side, and a large tinted glass on the top. Another black curved bumper is below. Simple steel wheels are wrapped in 155/80R15 rubber from the 23rd week of 2018 on all 4 corners. Enchante!

Any self respecting designer and fabric specialist will just die to get onto this interior which sports medium blue, turquoise and orange highlighted plaid inserts within a light blue field of broadcloth bolsters along with orange piping for the seats. The door panels and a rear bench use the same pattern and is an Accroche-regard. To add to the interest, (confusion?), in front black and red checkered floor carpeting and mats are installed. You would think it would clash, but in reality it is a design coup. Plenty of texture for the molded plastic square and rectangle panels and the equally as intricate as the fabric seating. In front of the driver is a sweep speedometer and a myriad of round button style warning lights that if all were to go on you'll think it's Christmas, (or in the case of this car it would be a true disaster, but fear not, none are currently lit!). The factory wheel is fronting this dash and the shifter is also here as well. Below the dash we note AC vents and controls and in front of the passenger, in lieu of a glove box, is a storage tray. Above is a black vinyl headliner which is slightly wrinkly and is everywhere the canvas is not covering the panoramic skylight opening. The remainder of the floors are in utilitarian ribbed rubber liner.

Under the hood within an engine bay that sports more stickers than a current NASCAR racer, is a mini 956cc 4 cylinder engine. It has a 1-barrel carburetor, and a factory 4 speed manual transmission on the back. The rear axle is an 4.125 ratio. Battre le fer pendant qu'il est chaud.!

Just amazingly clean with no rust just stamped and framed steel in shiny black Ziebart painted garb. It's literally like new. This car rides on independent torsion bars all around and has manual disc and drum brakes on the front and rear as well. A stock exhaust is on and all is extremely clean although missing the catalytic converter.

A turn of the key and it came to life with a smooth idle. With a max of 35hp you will not set the world on fire, but it will definitely get up to highway speeds, (65mph), and stay there for as long as one needs it to. Good handling, smooth braking and the shifter in the dash is unique. I noted the AC is not working and requires a retrofit to R134A

A not oft seen example on America's roads as it was produced strictly for the French market. This car found its way to Japan and eventually to the USA where it can become a unique example of French Engineering. (Est-ce une contradiction?) Either way you'll be the only person on your block that has one.

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1990 Renault R4
  • Listing ID: CC-1700514
  • Price: $18,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1990
  • Make:Renault
  • Model:R4
  • Exterior Color:Silver
  • Interior Color:Dark Blue
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:97500
  • Stock Number:5007
  • VIN:VF111280003153647
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Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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