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FASA brochures

Because the Spanish FASA brochures are so completely different from anything else I have, and certainly very nice too, here's a simple page specially devoted to them. The few that I have seen someplace but don't own myself are shown with a small red dot. I you have them and would like to share them with me, please email me! I wrote an article about them in 4L Magazine 29. You can read the PDF here.

Regarding the dating of the Spanish brochures, many details differ between the French and Spanish turismos and fourgonnettes. Some key years useful for reference are 1968, which saw the introduction of the 4-gearbox and the second grille (although the first grille was used until 1977 (!) in Spain on the basic 4 and the furgonetas), and 1975, with the introduction of the third grille, the black plastic one. Further, most brochures carry a code comprising the year, which is almost always the year in which the brochure was put together, which is the one preceding the model year. For instance, the 1968 brochure ('un nuevo coche') carries the code 21005-1967. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule: number 5467-1966 happens to be used for the 1966, 1967 and 1968 furgoneta brochures, which are nearly identical if not for the model year number on the license plates, and the 4-velocidades reference in the one for 1968. On the other hand, the nearly identical brochures in 1983 and 1984 (both turismo and furgoneta) also have different code enabling to tell the difference (25.558-1982 and 23.601-1983 for the turismo, 23.620-1982 and 23.598-1983 for the furgoneta).

On the right hand side the cover of Velocidad magazine of February 1964, telling us 'The new R-4 is out!'. Inside, there are also photos of the Furgoneta (88,000 pesetas, the 'turismo' costs 84,000).

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1964 The introduction of the R4 took place early this year. On the left, the two introduction brochures for the turismo, like in all other countries a large and a small one. Note the special bumpers. The introduction brochure for the Furgoneta is extremely rare. I happen to know it is nearly identical to the one for 1965 shown below, with the exception that it lacks a code number.

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1965 This years brochure shows a model very similar to the one shown on the introduction brochure, only this time the model is named 'Super'. Obviously it shouldn't be confused with the Super known in France. Inside, apart from the Super, a 4L model is listed. The Spanish Super would last until about 1976, when the Super was succeeded by the R1125TL. During this period and thereafter, the luxury model would always be accompanied by a basic one with basically less chrome parts. The picture on the right shows the extremely rare 1965 brochure, which bears some resemblance to its French counterpart in the use of the '4'-logo.

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1966 'El coche todo ventajas' or 'the all advantages car'. Apart from listing the Super, also the basic 4 and the Parisienne are mentioned. The latter is probably a French model equipped with Spanish bumpers as I have never seen an original Parisienne with other than French plates.

On the right hand side the Furgoneta brochure carries the same slogan: 'la furgoneta todo ventajas' ('the all advantage van').

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1967 The 1967 turismo brochure is virtually indistinguishable from the 1966 one (which is probably why it took so long to find it - even the brochure number is the same). The only difference is that on some photos the '1966' on the matrícula was changed in '1967'. Also nearly the same Furgoneta brochure as last year, again the brochure number on the back is the same, and the year on the license plate was changed to 1967.

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1968 Whereas the R4 was introduced with a 2 year delay in Spain, the new grille is presented in the same year as in France. Except for the armrest, the model on the front page photo looks very similar to its French counterpart. In reality, many details are different like bumpers, rearview mirror and engine. The engine is the 813, here listed as having 850cc, but in reality with 852cc - it would be built into the Spanish R4 until 1981 or 1982. Another detail: this brochure is the only one in portrait for the period 1964-1987!

The Furgoneta brochure is rather similar to the 1967 one, only the new 4-speed gearbox is advertised. The bumpers, notably, are still the same as those used for the turismo 1964-1967. They would be changed in 1969 for the furgoneta. Below a small 1-page leaflet.

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1969 Just a one-page leaflet for this years turismo brochure, unfortunately... :-( ... but a very nice successor for the 1966-1968 furgoneta series brochures.

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1970 The same photo as the 1968 brochure, but differently styled (oblong), and a small one-page leaflet.

Again a new photo for the furgoneta brochure, similar in style to the years 1966-1968 and 1969, with mainly the same content.

But, what is far more important: a completely new design for the new elevated version which is depicted in bright blue. S stands for Sobre-elevada. This model was also exported to France for a number of years as 'sûrélevée', with the same rectangular bumpers and engine as used in Spain.

Below another one-page version of the FS.

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1971 Two turismo brochures known for 1971: a nice white one, and a hand drawn 3-page leaflet. The cover of this years Furgoneta brochure is fairly similar to the 1970 one, except for the fact that it is slightly paler blue, and the Renault logo and the '4' were changed. Two versions exist, a 4-page booklet and an 8-page foldout. Also some slight differences with the 1970 one on the inside, shown here. And finally, it is my own R2108S!

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1972 Again, the same Furgoneta brochure (only the carga was changed from 400 to 425 kilos), and nothing for the turismo.

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still looking for the 1973 turismo brochure

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1973 Both 'main' brochures for this year are high on my Wanted! list! The furgoneta brochure for this year shows that, in this year, all furgonetas were still equipped with the first grille, and the same bumpers as the turismo. There are now 3 versions: 4F, 4FS (sobreelevada) and the 4FSA (sobreelevada acristalada), introduced in 1973. Only the Acristalada version has chrome wheel covers. One-page leaflets for this year show the very rare 'Básico' version (on the left, 'diferente y simpático') and the standard Furgoneta in a greenhouse, and a 2-page foldout the FSA near a gas storage.

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1974 Los Renault 4, containing extremely sweet photos of a childrens party on the left. Un trio cargada de ventajas on the right.

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1975 A surprise for this years turismo, as the basic version still carries the very first grille! The model in front is the Super version, with the -for Spain- familiar flat bumpers and indicator lights, and the rims with 10 ventilation holes. The grille is the black plastic one that was introduced in France in 1975, too. The Furgoneta brochure is quite remarkable since this is the only R4 brochure that I know of which shows women only on the photos (all orange picking farmer girls).

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1976 A nice photo on the turismo brochure for this year. The pictures inside were perhaps shot in the Hollywood village in Tabernas. The furgoneta brochures for this year is high on the Wanted! list again!

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1977 This is the last year for the R1125. The model shown on the brochure is very familiar to the Super on the 1975 brochure (although in fact it is the TL). The basic 4, shown inside the brochure, still has the first grille.

The three availabe furgoneta versions all have the first grille.

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1978 A model now rather similar to the French R1126. Most of the outer details that made Spanish R4 so different from the French ones, from the introduction in 1964 are now gone, like for instance the bumpers, the bigote, etc. The three furgoneta versions already available in 1973 are still there: un trio cargada de ventajas.

Below, a small foldout brochure for the same turismo.

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1979 On the right hand side, the furgoneta has a nice light yellow color (amarilla eresma), and have very similar advertisements on the side.

Below, the small foldout brochures for the same turismo and furgoneta acristalada.

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1980 The Spanish top model is still the TL. The two models in this brochure (4 and 4TL) both still have the 852cc engine. A nice cover for the furgoneta brochure. Small foldout brochures for the Furgoneta, Furgoneta Sobre-elevada and Sobre-elevada acristalada.

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1981 The turismo brochure for 1981 is very similar to the one published a year before, only the basic version ceased to be; only the TL remains. Five years after its introduction in France, the 4F6 is shown for the first time in a FASA brochure ('las nuevas Furgonetas Renault 4F6'). It is equipped with the new 1108cc engine (Nuevo motor 1108cm3! Potencia! Frenos de disco!). The brochure exists in two versions: a 16 page booklet, and an 8 page foldout. Apart from the 4F6 and the 4F6 Acristalada, we are left with just a single 4F (instead of the former name Renault 4 Furgoneta).

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1982 This 1982 TL brochure shows for the first time the black strips that are so typical for Spanish R4 between 1982 and 1989 (or 1992?). Although a TL, this model is equipped with the 1108cc engine (and the air inlet below the grille) that in France only the GTL (and F6) had. The TL still appears to be the only model available for the Spanish market.

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1983 On the left, a nice cover (again) of two couples redesigning their house. On the right, the F6 brochure. In Spain, at least, they made nice F6 brochures...

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1984 Very similar to the 1983 turismo brochure, however the inside is different. This brochure is the last one mentioning FASA-RENAULT rather than just Renault. On the right hand side the furgoneta brochure is virtually indistinguishable from the 1983 one (see above).

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1985 Until recent only the furgoneta for this year, but recently I finally ran into the turismo one too: a scene with snow covered mountains in the Pyrenees, the Picos de Europa or the Alpujarras? Nice and sunny but the actors are all dressed like it is winter. TL only.

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1986 Nothing out of the ordinary for 1986. The nice colour for the Furgonetas is maintained.

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1987 Nothing new here. We are in the mountains again. As it appears, the Furgonetas were included in the ugly Express brochures from this year on. No separate Furgoneta brochures, alas!

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1988 One of the well known Spanish R4-slogans is now used: 'su belleza es su mecánica'. Inside, maybe for the first time, some pictures are shown that are also known from the French brochures. The nice aluminium strips around the rear reflectors are gone.

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1989 Even in this year the Spanish 4TL still has the old (wide and chrome) 5th door handle, chrome bumpers and chrome strips below the doors. The contents are basically the same as that of the 1988 brochure. We learn that the TL can be bought in Rojo Vivo 727, Blanco 321, Amarillo 332, Azul Noche 455 and Menta metalizado 983.

On the right side and below two 'Gama' brochures from the same year. For the turismo that doesn't account to much as the gamma only comprises the TL. For the furgonetas, at least we have the F, F6 and F6 Acristalada - hey, wasn't the F6 discontinued as early as 1986 in France? Apparently not in Spain! For the furgoneta we note the colours Rojo Vivo 727, Blanco 321, Azul 424 and Alpaga 114. Note that also the furgonetas had the black side strips.

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1989 express / furgoneta brochure

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198x A bit puzzling, this one, as there is not a single direct reference to the date of this brochure, neither the large nor the small ones. Both show a yellow TL. For the record, black side stripes were introduced in 1982. It has inside door hinges and the 3rd dashboard, which makes it 1983 or younger. The rims are in the Spanish brochures from 1987 onward, as are the headrests and the black door handles. The seat clothing is the same as in the 1988 - 1990 brochures, although the shape of the headrests is different. Altogether I'd say this brochure is perhaps from a transition period in 1990, marking the shift from unique Spanish brochures for Valladolid-built cars to the joint format that was used all over Europe?

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1990 After 1989, production of the R4 in Spain stopped. During 1990 and 1991 the Clan was imported from Slovenia. This brochure is the only one that is similar for France and Spain, except for the fact that the Savane isn't mentioned, so probably only the Clan was sold in Spain (strange, the line specifying the paint codes for the Clan is listed twice - was the second one meant for the Savane? The brochure code 20.013.09 is rather peculiar because for this year it should have been something like 30.xxx.09.

The last furgonetas were sold in Azul Lavanda (420/431), Blanco Glacier (389), Brique (771/773) and Rojo Vivo (719/727), with seats in Grano Diamante or Dominio/Vermont.

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1991 express / furgoneta brochure

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