Renault Type JP Model 45

The massive Type JP, with its 40 CV (rated) would prove to be the largest and most impressive automobile ever manufactured by Renault. With a wheelbase of well over 12 feet, it proved the ideal platform for impressive custom coachwork, and the car was quickly adopted by both business and government leaders of France. One of the best known was the one purchased for the President of France.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2011 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.

140 bhp, 9,122 cc (557 cu. in.) L-head inline six-cylinder engine with four-speed manual transmission, front suspension via solid axle and inline semi-elliptic leaf springs, rear suspension via live axle and inline semi-elliptic leaf springs, and servo assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 147.625"

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel

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