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Renault Juvaquatre

Renault Juvaquatre

Renault Juvaquatre Tyres


  • In period Renault fitted 475 - 16 cross ply tyres.
  • If you wish to fit cross plys then the 4.50/4.75 x 16 Firestone is the tyre we would suggest.
  • Today we have a radial alternative in the 155 R 400 Michelin X. A radial tyre such as this will be much better suited to driving on high-speed modern roads than a classic cross ply.
  • The ideal inner tube for either tyre is the Michelin 16E inner tube.

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    Renault Juvaquatre Recommended Tyres


  1. 4.50/4.75 x 16 Firestone
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    4.50/4.75 x 16 Firestone

    Starting at £254.40 £212.00

  2. 155SR400 Michelin X
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    155 R 400 Michelin X

    Starting at £212.40 £177.00

  3. Michelin 16E Offset Valve Inner Tube TR13
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    Michelin 16E Offset Valve Inner Tube TR13

    Starting at £21.60 £18.00


  4. Other Options for Renault Juvaquatre Tyres


  5. 600 x 16 TT Classic Roadmaster
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    450/475 x 16 TT Classic Roadmaster

    Starting at £112.80 £94.00

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History of the Renault Juvaquatre

Renault Juvaquatre

Renault Juvaquatre

Louis Renault created the Juvaquatre in 1936 as a tiny, cheap automobile to fill the 6CV tax class and to fit the Renault line below existing more upscale models such as the Primaquatre and Celtaquatre. The corporation was focused on acquiring new customers who would not have purchased a Renault otherwise, as well as catering to a new class of lower-income consumers. The Juvaquatre was inspired by the Opel Olympia, which captivated the patron on a 1935 visit to Berlin. As a result, the Juvaquatre, especially early versions, bore a striking similarity to the Olympia.

The Juvaquatre's four-cylinder water-cooled engine shared the 95 mm cylinder stroke of the largely similar engine that had driven the Renault Celtaquatre since 1934. However, the cylinder bore diameter was lowered to 58 mm on the Juvaquatre, resulting in an overall engine capacity of just 1003cc. The engine was a side-valve unit with a maximum power output of 23 horsepower at launch. Significantly, market forces meant that Renault's Juvaquatre would spend more than 10 years battling head to head with the Peugeot 202, which came with higher power from the outset. Power was sent from the engine to the rear wheels through a three-speed manual gearbox with synchromesh on the top two ratios.


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