Renault Floride Convertible (1960).
Pristine example of one of the most stylish French convertibles.
The Renault Floride was launched at the 1958 Paris Motor Show. It was originally developed for the American market, and based on the Renault Dauphine. Pietro Frua at Carrozzeria Ghia designed the svelte and stylish body. Three versions were available : a 2+2 Coupé, a 2+2 Cabriolet and the top of the range Convertible with removable hardtop, just like the model we have on offer. It was a fashionable car in the early sixties, not the least because Brigitte Bardot owned one.
This example was delivered new in USA, and came to Holland in 1996 in good original condition. A nut-and-bolt restoration was started in 2008, and the car was finished in 2012. It was a comprehensive restoration, as everything looks like new (or better). The colour combination is fantastic, and the quality of this Floride is from a very high level - quite unusual for a car like this as the cost of the restoration was probably much higher then the actual asking price... Driving this little gem is a real pleasure, with a soft and surprisingly rattle-free ride. Without doubt, this must be one of the best Florides in the world
So if you fancy a stylish and lovely little convertible in immaculate condition, then this Floride may be perfect for you. A nice and attractive classic car in a gorgeous colour combination - all for the price of a boring middle class saloon car - and one which can actually be used either in the city or any holiday destination. Paris or St-Tropez, the choice is yours !