Since 2001 the Troyfamily.co.uk website has been running and the vehicle pages have been very popular. Now on this Troyfamily.co.nz website I shall be adding some of our other vehicles.You can find more about us on the UK web site if you wish.
There will be more on the origin and Troy family history in New Zealand soon.
I have always done all my restorations myself except this one below which is being done by Alexandra Auto Body Fabrication Ltd. Below is my latest 1960 Renault Floride.
Car body has been acid dipped (June 2017) to bare metal. Primed all over and body and chassis now beautiful.Aug engine refirbushed. Oct. Back axle and transmission fitted on shiny engine.
Feb 2018 car in 2 pack cubicle.March 2018 engine and shiny gearbox fitted. June 2018 me in drivers seat rearing to go.
My complete Renault Floride story will be completed soon.......
My love of the Renault Floride began where I was born and grew up on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands. It was 1964 when I first saw a 1960 Renault Floride that was for sale at Bel Royal Motors which happened to be the only one on Jersey at the time. I bought the car for £395 and have loved the Floride’s ever since.
There were only 49,716 Renault Floride’s produced and only a fraction of them were RHD.
The total production of Floride/Caravelle (type R) beginning frequency with (1092) in March of 1959 through to the 1131 (February 1962) and to the 1133 (beginning in June 1963) was 117,113 cars. Of that number 33,171 were 1131 and 34,226 were 1133 cars. The last 3000 cars produced had seat belts, tachometers and Weber carburettors as standard equipment. Production ceased in 1968. Only the Floride had side air intakes.
49,716 Floride’s produced
67,397 Caravelle’s produced
Total of 117,113 worldwide