Details of French Dinky 80F Renault Military Ambulance 1000kg.
The French Dinky Renault Military Ambulance 1000kg..
Introduced in 1959, the 85mm long Renault Goelette 1000Kg. military ambulance cost 460Fr. (Old Francs), about 8/3. With its Drab Bronze Green metal bodywork, windows, opening rear door, ridged hubs and smooth tyres, the model was renumbered, 820, and fitted with concave hubs later in the same year. Subsequently, model 820 was withdrawn in 1970, to be modified and renumbered as 807, with its plastic roof and floor.
Renault launched the 1000Kg. van upon which the model was based in 1945. The new French government were looking to re-establish motor manufacturing and tasked Renault, nationalised because of its war-time collaboration, with producing a 'workhorse', a solid, inexpensive and functional 1000-1400Kg van. Using a sideways placed engine, Renault also produced the vehicle as a 4x4; ideal for military use. Eventually, and after almost 125,000 vehicles were produced at the Billencourt plant, the Estafette (French Dinky 563-565) replaced the Goelette. The original price was 460Fr . It was available in olive drab finish. Released as French Dinky 80F in 1959 withdrawn as French Dinky 80F in 1970.
Base:tin plate base
Model features:opening rear doors
Origin:Made in France
Wheels:cast ridged hubs, plain rubber tyres
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