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Renault Type AG – Taxi Scale - 1:43

This model when first introduced in 1905 was considered to be very expensive and beyond the reach of the common man. But the reason behind it’s cost were several features that Renault provided which other makers didn’t think of – sleek design, robust metal construction to take-on rough paths, etc. 

Slowly as the model started became more popular, Renault began producing more and resulting in cost reduction This attracted the taxi operators who preferred these mechanised travel carriages over the horse carriages they were used to. By 1907, over 1500 were supplied. About a thousand of this model were also exported to Great Britain. 

But this car as a taxi proved her mettle during the course of World War I when on 7th September, 1914 troops were mobilized to go towards the river Marne where the German troops had reached and ready to takeover the city of Paris. About 1350 taxis were deployed in one single day to transport 6000 troops and this one decisive step helped the French to keep Paris safe and the model Renault Type AG earned a place in French history so much so that this model earned the nickname “Taxi de la Marne” or "Marne Taxi".

  3455.00


Highlights
- Premium collectible
- Licensed product
- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic
- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors
Specifications
Brand Renault
Period 1901-1946
Year 1914
Model Origin France
Scale 1:43
Box Dimension (in inches) 6 x 3 x 3
Color Green
Make Norev
Theme Taxi
Material Metal

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