This is a scale model kit to be assembled by an adult; it includes all the parts as indicated, but it does not include glue or paints.
A myth of the automobile world, in its most luxurious version
, the GTL, which received new wheels, side protections and more comfortable seats. All those details have been perfectly reproduced in this new Ebbro variant of the Renault 4 scale model, including its characteristic longitudinal engine
located behind the front axle, where the gearbox is mounted in front of the engine. Even the decals include the tartan design of the seat fabric
. A great tribute to the "four cans"!
Additional details for the Renault 4 GTL
model car kit:
- Manufactured by Ebbro in 1/24 scale with reference EBR25011 (also listed as 4526175250119 and 25011).
- Includes plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Package measures 192 mm x 293 mm x 75 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 322 g.
- Box barcode 4526175250119 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletters 432 and 436.
Paints recommended by Ebbro / SpotModel for this product:
Nothing more and nothing less than the year 1961 is when Renault presented a new utility vehicle, the Renault 4, which remained in production for more than 30 years, ceasing its production permanently in 1993, when anti-pollution regulations made its update unfeasible.
Designed as a successor to the 4 CV, it is not the elegant car that many expected, and the management of Renault purposely positioned it as the competitor of the Citroën 2 CV. Its main features are longitudinal front engine mounted behind the front axle, four-wheel independent suspension and adjustable transverse torsion bars. As a pure functional vehicle, the Renault 4 would have worldwide distribution, becoming a cult vehicle in the 1970s.
The GTL version was presented in 1979, with hardly any changes, but with a more powerful and economical engine. The GTLs are also a bit more luxurious, with more comfortable seats, halogen headlights, side protection plastics and new wheels.
The 1.100 cc 4-cylinder engine from the R5 was mounted, although reduced from 45 to 34 hp, which was reached at 4,000 rpm instead of the 5,000 rpm of the previous engine. The higher torque at a lower number of revolutions, longer gear ratios and a smaller diameter intake manifold allowed consumption to be reduced from 7 liters to only 5.3 liters per 100 km. Of course, the GTL version was more expensive than the simple version of the Renault 4.
In total, in its 31 years in production, a total of 8,135,424 units of the Renault 4 were manufactured. Without a doubt, a success in the Renault history. Oh, as a curiosity, from a competition point of view, brothers Bernard and Claude Marreau managed to take their 4-wheel drive R4 (Sinpar version) to second position in the 1979 Dakar Rally!
This item is not suitable for children under 18 years old. SpotModel recommend this item for advanced modellers and professionals with high experience on building cars and bikes. Read carefully all instructions.