1967 Renault 8 Gordini
The rear-engined Renault 8 was launched in 1962, and the 10, a more upmarket version of the 8, was launched in 1965. The Renault 8 ceased production and sales in France in 1973. By then the Renault 10 had already been replaced, two years earlier, by the front wheel drive Renault 12. They were produced in Bulgaria until 1970, and an adapted version of the Renault 8 continued to be produced in Spain until 1976. In Romania, a version of the 8 was produced under license between 1968 and 1971 as the Dacia 1100 (their first car).
In 1967, the R8 Gordini (model R1135 pictured here) received a facelift including two additional headlights, and its engine upgraded to a 1255cc unit, which this car has.