Celta 4 Renault
To compete with Citroën with their front-wheel drive, Renault unveiled the Renault Celta 4 in May 1934.
The Celta 4 with its curves was nicknamed the Celtaboule. When it was released, the Celta was equipped with a 30 hp 1.4 L 4-cylinder engine for an average speed of 110 km/h.
Modifications to its bodywork were made in 1935 to the bonnet with the removal of the three flaps to make way for a chrome bead decoration.
Each model was painted in two tones as standard, and to have a unique body color, it was possible only as an option.
In 1936, the Renault Celta 4 was reworked to lose its curves, to be more aerodynamic, and two other versions appeared: a convertible and a coach.
In 1937, the entire Renault Celtaquatre range received an American-inspired V grille.
In 1938, the coupé model was discontinued and the whole range was fitted with a straight-blade bumper.
1939: production of the Celta 4 ceased to make way for the Juvaquatre.
Renault Celta 4 technical sheet
|Type||4 cylinders in line|
|Cylinder capacity||1463 cm³|
|Bore x stroke||70 x 95 mm|
|Feed||By Solex carburettor|
|Power||34 ch à 3500 tr/min|
|Maximum RPM||3800 tr/min|
|Consumption||8 liters per 100 km|
Chassis and wheels
|Front brakes||cable on drums|
|Rear brakes||cable on drums|
|Front tires||130 x 40|
|Rear tires||130 x 40|
|Front track||128 mm|
|Rear track||128 mm|
|Maximum speed||110 km/h|
|Power to weight ratio||26,471 kg/ch|
|Power/litre ratio||23,24 ch/litre|