Cohort Sighting: Renault R7 – Le Car Grand

Renault R 7

I do love seeing cars at the Cohort that I’ve never seen in the flesh. This Renault 7, posted by kurtzos, was obviously shot in Spain, as this rather unusual evolution of the R5 was only built there by FASA-Renault. It’s not just a trunk grafted on the back of a R5, as it also has a six-inch wheelbase extension. It also used chrome bumpers instead of the 5’s plastic ones, all of which were undoubtedly done to move the 7 into the next class up. Only the engine compartment didn’t get an upgrade, as only 1.0 and 1.1 L mills were on tap. The R7 was built from 1974 – 1984. Le Car Grand