Renault 16 Atlas

Renault 16

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Brand - Reference

Atlas —

Type

Renault 16 TL 1969 and “Europe 1” 1969

Comments

More failed than I thought: high on wheels too large and too big. The grille is much too thick, and the uprights of the rear doors are only painted on the glazing and not moulded with the body. Definitely, the Renault are badly treated by Atlas!

Once again yellow headlights!

See Loco Revue forum.

Modifications

Ground clearance lowered with carbide drill ø 1. Tyres thinned with a razor blade (and glued on rims for “Europe 1” model only).

Photo before modification.

Renault 16 Atlas before modification

History

The R16 was produced from 1965 to 1980.

Features (TS 1969 model): four-cylinder in-line engine, 1565 cm³, 61 kW (83 hp) DIN. Tyres 145 × 355. Top speed 165 km/h.

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Renault 16

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Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Length 4 230 48.6 49.9
Width 1 650 19.0 19.3
Height 1 450 16.7 16,4 1
Wheelbase 2 683 30.8 30.5
Front track 1 334 15.3 15.5
Rear track 1 283 14.7 14.7
Wheel diameter 593 6.8 6.9
Tyre width 145 1.7 1,7 1
  1. After correction.