1934 Renault Vivastella

Vivastella Limousine


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- Rare model
- Previously in the Rédélé collection
- Superb presentation
- Fantastic provenance
- Sans réserve

Renault had always been a supporter of six-cylinder engines, and had included an example in its range since the 50 CV model of 1908. In 1929 the radiator was moved from the back to a more conventional position. This was when the suffix " Stella " appeared on the more luxurious versions, with bodies constructed at 'atelier O', on the quai du Point du Jour, previously used for Renault aeroplanes. As for the first part of the name, " Viva " corresponds to the six-cylinder versions. It was a traditional engine: 3.2-litres with side-valves capable of propelling the Vivastella to 120 km/h. During the early 1930s, Renault motorcars were fitted with a lightly streamlined, highly attractive radiator grille, possible influenced by Chrysler, and the overall design was very elegant. From 1933, the fashion for aerodynamics took hold and Renault bodies developed new curves: the rear trunk disappeared in favour of a rounded stern with curved bumpers that carried the spare wheel. The Vivastella was a stately car appreciated by a wealthy clientèle, produced in limited numbers.
This wonderful limousine was previously in the Rédélé collection, the celebrated creator of the Alpine marque. It benefitted from a comprehensive, high-quality restoration completed during the 1980s. The interior is clothed in thick brown velours, and the body is liveried in an elegant two-tone black and grey. Equipped with wire wheels, this Vivastella is presented in excellent condition, having covered less than 3,000 km since being restored. A beautiful and rare classic that is a great representation of the 1930s six-cylinder Renaults.