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Douze Snooze – 1971 Renault 12 TL Automatique

September 26, 2015

The Renault 12 was never meant to be an unusual or special car – the original brief was to build a car that had plenty of space, a small engine, and was inexpensive. But, because it was French, it still had style in the way a cheap American or Japanese econo-sedan would not. You could definitely call it ugly style, but it was still style. In spite of the looks, Renault must have got it right, because not only did the 12 survive 11 years of production as a regular Renault, but it went on to be built for another 26 years in South America, Turkey, Romania and elsewhere. While the rest of the world got the 60hp ClĂ©on engine, the American 12 was fitted with the alloy 1.6 from the 16, good for 65hp and likely more torque. Check out this 1971 Renault 12 TL for sale for $1800 in Black Creek, WI.

1971 Renault 12TL right front