1963 Renault Dauphine


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Car type 
  • Lot number 
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 


French title
Chassis # 67145
Caisse No 1720
Engine No. 161 816 (Type 670-05)

- In the ownership of Michel Hommell since 1984
- A rare and sought after model (about 2,140 made)
- Superb restoration
- No reserve

Blue stripes along the entire length, large diameter headlights :no doubt, it is a Dauphine 1093 sports version of this most sought after car from Billancourt. In addition, it comes from the collection of an unmitigated enthusiast of the Renault brand, Michel Hommell. After racing in the R8 Gordini Cup in the 1960s, he became the editor and publisher of well-known French automotive titles such as Échappement, Auto Hebdo and Auto Passion. Meanwhile, his passion for cars and old buildings led him to create the Manoir de l'Automobile, in the village of Lohéac, which houses a fine museum of automotive jewels.
Michel Hommell bought this 1093, which had been registered in Paris since 1982, in 1984, The car has undergone a complete refurbishment in the museum's workshop. Mechanicals benefited from special care including a crankshaft adjustment and a bearings replacement. It also features all specific accessories of the 1093 engine. The original gearbox has been changed to a four-speed transmission from the export version, and the cabin is fully compliant with the specifications of 1093, with a black dashboard for the 1963 model year, houndstooth and brown leatherette seats upholstery, a tachometer in place of the storage compartment left of the steering wheel... As car has hardly been used since its restoration, it will need a careful break-in before making the most of its qualities. In a very good condition, this car is today what an enthusiast could buy at that time at an authorized dealership.