Renault Floride 1960
The Floride was unveiled at the 1958 Paris Motor Show. A small rear - engined design by Pietro Frua at Carrozzeria Ghia, it used the floorpan and engine of the Renault Dauphine sedan. It was offered as a 2+2 coupe, a 2 + 2 cabriolet and as a convertible, the latter being a cabriolet with a removal hardtop. Renault marketed a performance version, engineered by Amedee Gordini, which produced 40 hp (30 kW) as opposed to the standard model's 35. The Floride was launched in the United States and Canada as the Renault Caravelle a year after its introduction in Europe.
The Renault Caravelle is an automobile which was produced by the French manufacturer Renault between 1958 and 1968. Outside of North America for its first four years of production it was marketed under the nameplate Renault Floride.