Find Your Car

Sunday, February 20, 2011

1978 & 1979 Renault 12 Nordic

 
The 1979 Renault 12 Nordic sedan listed for $6,645 and the Estate Wagon for $6,645 f.o.b. Toronto. The unique Nordic edition was available only in Canada and Scandinavian countries.

Few automotive names are as revered in France as that of Renault. This is the car immortalized in history books because of the role it played in saving Paris from Kaiser Wilhelm’s army during World War One. Drivers rushed soldiers to the front in their Renault taxicabs so they could engage the German army in combat. Quick thinking cab drivers and the fast cars saved the day and Paris, too.

Renault solidified its reputation as a manufacturer of quality cars between the wars. Its products were innovative and rugged. They were exported throughout much of the world. When the Germans invaded France in 1940, Louis Renault continued to build vehicles. 


Visit my old car website at http://www.theoilspoteh.ca

After the liberation of France, Louis Renault was arrested and charged with aiding the Nazis because he continued to build cars during the German occupation. The pioneer automaker died in prison in 1944. The government nationalized his automaking concern. Renault returned to manufacture of civilian products in February 1945. 

1959 Renault Dauphine.
Renault began exporting cars to Canada in 1959. The product was certainly adorable; the delightful Dauphine with its rear engine was an easy sell throughout the Dominion. Racking up 5,652 sales in calendar year 1960, Renault captured 1.28 percent of the domestic market for itself—handily outselling eight long established domestic nameplates.

Sales were sufficient to warrant the opening of an assembly plant outside of Montreal in November of 1965. Deadly rivals in their home market, Renault and Peugeot joined forces in Canada. The two marques' passenger cars began rolling off the lines in St. Bruno, Quebec bound for the driveways and garages of Canadians from coast to coast. 


Visit my old car website at http://www.theoilspoteh.ca

1970 Renault 12
The high cost of the French Franc would be the main culprit for the plant’s closure in 1973. Though the factory was shuttered, Renault continued to ply its wares in Canada. Records show that roughly half the company’s Canadian sales were to Quebeckers. Folks in British Columbia were second, eager to sign on the dotted line for the reliable Renault. 

The Renault 12 bowed to Canadians in 1970. In its first year on our shores, the sleek car sold 2,392 units. Handwritten records prepared by the late Maurice Ferty, president of Renault Canada, show sales jumped to 4,750 units delivered in 1971 and rose again to 5,139 units in 1972 before dipping to 4,473 sales in 1973. A total of 3,435 units were delivered in 1974 and that dropped to 2,542 in 1975. Sales slid to 1,516 for the Renault 12 in the 1976 calendar year and even further in 1977 as the venerable model recorded only 1,179 sales in Canada.


Visit my old car website at http://www.theoilspoteh.ca




The 1979 Renault 12 Estate Wagon came with just
 enough beaver snack faux wood trim to keep a
 young kit happy.
In 1978 Renault decided to create a special package for its popular, if now very familiar 12 models. The front-wheel drive cars with thier advanced rack-and-pinion steering would be marketed in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Canada. Since these nations all shared similar climatic conditions the packaging theme was a wise one.

In answering the question, “why?”  Renault noted that ice hockey was not the only thing that Scandinavia and Canada had in common. “A rigorous winter climate with deep snow and sub-zero temperatures, the resulting enormous quantities of salt used on the roads and strict regulations governing exhaust pollution, all impose the most sever restrictions on manufacturers of automobiles in both markets.”

The Nordic was given a 1400-cc cast-iron mill with a light-alloy cylinder head. This engine developed 66.5 horsepower and was available only in the Swedish and Canadian models. The floor-mounted four-speed manual transmission was standard. That powertrain combo promised to deliver 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres (42 miles to the Imperial gallon).

Instrument panel of the 1979 Renault 12 is space age in look and extremely functional.
Bodies were given aluminum inner fenders—first developed by Renault for its Finnish market, mud flaps and special Double Rust Inhibition--an anti-corrosion treatment— employed in boxed in areas under the chassis. An electric rear window heater-defroster was made standard equipment. A rear window washer-wiper was given to the station wagon.  All Renault 12 Nordics carried the Regie’s two-year/40,000-kilometre warranty that covered the entire car for the first 12 months or 20,000 kilometres and then labour and parts for drivetrain defects the second year. 

The Nordic was appointed with a number of unexpected niceties. A centre armrest on sedans and a centre console up front were nice touches. Carpeting throughout the cabin was colour-keyed to coordinate with the exterior. A luggage compartment mat was practical, a cigarette lighter useful, a light in the sedan’s trunk was thoughtful and integrated hollow head rests were smart as well as stylish. Exterior colours were all metallic paint and enhanced with special Nordic pinstripes and decals. Each one leaving the factory boasted Gordini type sport wheels mated to a set of steel-belted radial tires. The sedan sold for $5,465 and the wagon for $5,865, f.o.b. Montreal.

There were few options for the special edition Renault. One was a neat headlamp washer that shot “powerful jets of cleansing liquid” onto the headlights. A three-speed automatic transmission was another. An AM/FM radio, a roof rack for the wagon and a wind deflector rounded out the short list. 

Advertising boasted that nearly 25,000 Renault 12s had already been purchased by Canadians. It is not known how many 12s or specially trimmed Nordic 12s were delivered to domestically in 1978 but total domestic Renault sales that calendar year amounted to 6,256 units. Records show that only 654 Renault 12 models were sold throughout this country in calendar year 1979, all of them wearing the Nordic trim. With Renault getting hitched to American Motors, the company moved its head office from Montreal to Brampton, Ontario that year.

 Things were winding down for the Renault 12; only 225 units sold in 1980 and in its last year on the market, only 37 Renault 12s found home with Canadians. The Renault 12 was with us for 12 seasons and the Nordic is one of its most interesting variants.

Visit my old car website at http://www.theoilspoteh.ca


  Copyright James C. Mays 2006
 All rights reserved.

48 comments:

Roof Rack UK said...

Renault all old cars are awesome. It's looking wonderful. Thanks for sharing this information. Cheers....

James C. Mays said...

Yes, they are. I've enjoyed more than Renault myself. My favourites are the 12 and my little Renault Cinq.

Unknown said...

I like the post format as you create user engagement in the complete article. It seems round up of all published posts. Thanks for gauging the informative posts.
cara menggugurkan kandungan

cara menggugurkan kandungan said...

I thank you for the information and articles you provided

KADER ZİNCİR said...

no deposit bonus forex 2021 - takipçi satın al - takipçi satın al - takipçi satın al - tiktok takipçi satın al - instagram beğeni satın al - instagram beğeni satın al - google haritalara yer ekleme - btcturk güvenilir mi - izlenme-satin-al.com - numarasmsonay.com - borsagazete.com - takipcisatinals.com - izlenme-satin-al.com/youtube - google haritalara yer ekleme - altyapısız internet - mikrofiber havlu - forexbonus2020.com - tiktok jeton hilesi - tiktok beğeni satın al - microsoft word ücretsiz indir - misli apk indir - binance güvenilir mi - takipçi satın al - mikrofiber havlu - uc satın al - takipçi satın al - takipçi satın al - finanspedia.com

tesad said...

instagram takipçi satın al
instagram takipçi satın al
takipçi satın al
instagram takipçi satın al
instagram takipçi satın al
takipçi satın al
instagram takipçi satın al
aşk kitapları
tiktok takipçi satın al
instagram beğeni satın al
youtube abone satın al
twitter takipçi satın al
tiktok beğeni satın al
tiktok izlenme satın al
twitter takipçi satın al
tiktok takipçi satın al
youtube abone satın al
tiktok beğeni satın al
instagram beğeni satın al
trend topic satın al
trend topic satın al
youtube abone satın al
beğeni satın al
tiktok izlenme satın al
sms onay
youtube izlenme satın al
tiktok beğeni satın al
sms onay
sms onay
perde modelleri
instagram takipçi satın al
takipçi satın al
tiktok jeton hilesi
pubg uc satın al
sultanbet
marsbahis
betboo
betboo
betboo

Unknown said...

takipçi satın al
instagram takipçi satın al
https://www.takipcikenti.com

Chris Albert said...

managed service provider chicago
When you are looking for a Managed Service Provider in Chicago, you need to consider what advantages you will get when you choose ExterNetworks as your managed service provider.

Majortotosite Pro said...

I want to encourage you conttinue
your great writing, have a nice day! 메이저사이트

Racesite Pro said...

After I read and listened to the discussion of the article that you made, I found a lot of interesting information that I just found out.
경마사이트
경마


Oncasinosite Net said...

I think this will really help many people with this knowledge that you have shared. success is always for you, yes! 카지노

Totopick Pro said...

Hello friends, its great post about tutoring and completely defined, keep it up all the time. 사설토토

Ege Grafik said...

thanks admin good content HDE Bilişim
Alışveriş
Compo Expert
Multitek
Seokoloji
Vezir Sosyal Medya
Adak
Maltepe Adak

glaobal said...

After I read and listened to the discussion of the article that you made, I found a lot of interesting information that I just found out.
marsbahis
trendbet
galabet

yasul.top said...

I visited several sites but the audio quality for audio songs present at this web site is in fact fabulous. 야설

ophunter.net said...

Wow! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Superb choice of colors!

오피

massage.blue said...

Hi! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

외국인출장

gunma.top said...

Howdy superb website! Does running a blog similar to this require a great deal of work? I’ve absolutely no understanding of coding however I had been hoping to start my own blog soon.

마사지

메리트카지노 said...

I found this article on this site while looking for an article on this topic. Reading your post made me feel like an expert in this field. There are several articles on these topics posted on my site. Please visit my website once. 메리트카지노

baccaratsite.top said...

Its an amazing website, I really enjoy reading your articles.
바카라사이트

sportstoto.zone said...

I will recommend your website to everyone. You have a very good gloss. Write more high-quality articles. I support you.
토토사이트

baccaratsite.biz said...

I really enjoy your web’s topic. Very creative and friendly for users. Definitely bookmark this and follow it everyday.
온라인카지노

sportstotolink said...

Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. 토토

baccarat said...

What a nice post! I'm so happy to read this. baccarat What you wrote was very helpful to me. Thank you. Actually, I run a site similar to you. If you have time, could you visit my site? Please leave your comments after reading what I wrote. If you do so, I will actively reflect your opinion. I think it will be a great help to run my site. Have a good day.


먹튀검증 said...

Thank you for some other informative blog. Where else could I get that type of information written in such an ideal means? I have a mission that I’m just now working on, and I have been at the look out for such information. 먹튀검증 It helped me a lot. If you have time, I hope you come to my site and share your opinions. Have a nice day.


kimmylee539 said...

I seriously love your website.. Great colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself? Please reply back as I’m looking to create my own personal website and want to know where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Kudos!
토토사이트

온라인슬롯 said...

Many thanks for the article, I have a lot of spray lining knowledge but always learn something new. Keep up the good work and thank you again. 온라인슬롯


먹튀검증 said...

Thanks for an interesting blog. What else may I get that sort of info written in such a perfect approach? I have an undertaking that I am just now operating on, and I have been on the lookout for such info 먹튀검증 It's amazing. I want to learn your writing skills. In fact, I also have a website. If you are okay, please visit once and leave your opinion. Thank you.


먹튀검증 said...

When did it start? The day I started surfing the Internet to read articles related to . I've been fond of seeing various sites related to 먹튀검증 around the world for over 10 years. Among them, I saw your site writing articles related to and I am very satisfied.

사설토토사이트 said...

Captivating post. I Have Been contemplating about this issue, so an obligation of appreciation is all together to post. Completely cool post.It 's greatly extraordinarily OK and Useful post.Thanks 사설토토사이트

먹튀검증업체 said...

When I read your article on this topic, the first thought seems profound and difficult. There is also a bulletin board for discussion of articles and photos similar to this topic on my site, but I would like to visit once when I have time to discuss this topic. 먹튀검증업체I think it would be nice if you come to if you can solve my problem.


먹튀검증 said...

Thank you so much for such a well-written article. It’s full of insightful information. Your point of view is the best among many without fail.For certain, It is one of the best blogs in my opinion. 먹튀검증


sòng bạc said...

Hello, I am one of the most impressed people in your article. sòng bạc I'm very curious about how you write such a good article. Are you an expert on this subject? I think so. Thank you again for allowing me to read these posts, and have a nice day today. Thank you.


메이저놀이터 said...

Recently, I have started to read a lot of unique articles on different sites, and I am enjoying that a lot. Although, I must tell you that I still like the articles here a lot. They are also unique in their own way. 메이저놀이터


룰렛 said...

Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch. 룰렛".


슬롯사이트 said...

This is a very interesting post. Thank you for posting a lot of interesting posts. And please visit my site!~! The name of the site is 슬롯사이트.

메이저토토 said...

Hello, I read the post well. 메이저토토 It's a really interesting topic and it has helped me a lot. In fact, I also run a website with similar content to your posting. Please visit once

룰렛사이트 said...

My curiosity was solved by looking at your writing. Your writing was helpful to me.룰렛사이트I want to help you too.

바카라사이트 said...

I've been troubled for several days with this topic. 바카라사이트, But by chance looking at your post solved my problem! I will leave my blog, so when would you like to visit it?

메이저토토사이트 said...

This is the perfect post.메이저토토사이트 It helped me a lot. If you have time, I hope you come to my site and share your opinions. Have a nice day.

casinoonline said...

Why couldn't I have the same or similar opinions as you? T^T I hope you also visit my blog and give us a good opinion.casino online

Unknown said...

It is my first visit to your blog, and I am very impressed with the articles that you serve. Give adequate knowledge for me. Thank you for sharing useful material. I will be back for the more great post. 먹튀검증사이트 But by chance looking at your post solved my problem! I will leave my blog, so when would you like to visit it?!

파워볼사이트 said...

Your posts are always informative. This post was a very interesting topic for me too. 파워볼사이트 I wish I could visit the site I run and exchange opinions with each other. So have a nice day.


sòngbạc said...

Your article has answered the question I was wondering about! I would like to write a thesis on this subject, but I would like you to give your opinion once :Dsòng bạc

우리카지노 said...

In my opinion, the item you posted is perfect for being selected as the best item of the year. You seem to be a genius to combine 우리카지노 and . Please think of more new items in the future!

casinoapi said...

There are also articles on these topics on my blog and I hope you visit once and have a deep discussion!casino api

Unknown said...

I am so happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that’s at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc. 메이저토토

토토사이트순위 said...

Hello, I am one of the most impressed people in your article. 토토사이트순위 I'm very curious about how you write such a good article. Are you an expert on this subject? I think so. Thank you again for allowing me to read these posts, and have a nice day today. Thank you.

Post a Comment

Please share what you think about today's thoughts by posting a comment here.