1914 Renault EF news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 44966
Renault's first car was the Renault Voiturette 1CV which was sold to a friend of Louis' father. Renault realized the potential and benefits of motor racing and entered in the first city-to-city races held in Switzerland. Their success in the race resulted in rapid expansion for the company.
In 1899, Renault introduced their first production sedan car. Soon, the company was manufacturing taxis, buses, and commercial car vehicles. During World War I, the company produced ammunition, military airplanes and vehicles in support of the war.
In 1914, when this magnificent motorcar was produced, the Renault Freres produced 10,000 chassis divided among two two-cylinder models, five four-cylinder models and two big six-cylinder motorcars. This model EF features a four-cylinder, 2.6-liter power plant that develops 12 horsepower.
Renault did not build bodies. That was left to coachbuilders, both European and American, such as Locke & Company, which designed and built this unique Victoria body style for Miss Julia Berwind of the Berwind Coal Company family. During her ownership the Renault was kept at The Elms, a Newport, Rhode Island mansion.
The car was stored in 1922. Eventually, it was given to a relative and passed along to two more owners before it was restored to its original appearance.
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