Focal Point: 1947 Renault 4CV • CIJ – 1948

 In Steve Butler

By Steve Butler

RENAULT INTRODUCED its 4CV in August, 1947. The three horizontal grille bars distinguish it from 1948 and later models which had more. The same difference applies to toy versions of the Renault 4CV.

This pictured 7.5″ pressed steel example by CIJ (a.k.a. Jouets) is a 1947 Renault. However, the toy was likely introduced in 1948 because “5.48” appears on the rear of the toy and “5/48” is printed on the original box. “C.I.J.” on the box identifies the maker.)

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