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FASA brochures

Because the Spanish FASA R4 - and therefore the brochures - are so completely different from anything else I have, and certainly very nice too, here's a simple page specially devoted to them. Many details differ between the French and Spanish turismos and fourgonnettes. Key years that I found useful for reference are 1968, which saw the introduction of the 4-gearbox and the second grille (although FASA kept on mounting the first grille until 1977 (!) on the basic 4 and the furgonetas), and 1975, with the introduction of the third grille, the black plastic one. Both changes were effective in France and Spain in the same year. Most FASA brochures carry a code comprising the year. Technically, this is almost always the year in which the brochure was put together, which is the one preceding the model year. For instance, the brochure for model year 1968 ('un nuevo coche') carries the code 21005-1967. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule: brochure 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) have different codes 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). If you are interested to know more about year-specific details of the FASA R4 turismos, see here. I wrote a small article about the brochures in 4L Magazine 29, of which you can read the PDF here. There are a few brochures that I have seen someplace but don't own myself, they are shown with a small red dot. I you have them and would like to share them with me, please email me!

Shown on the right is 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), which was released in Spain at the same time as the turismo.


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.

still looking for the 1964 furgoneta brochure

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.



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').


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.


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.




1969 The contents of this years brochure is identical to the 1968 one (even the number), just the cover is slightly different - it doesn't say 'un nuevo coche' anymore but 'el coche todo ventajas', the all-advantage car. This makes me suspect that this may well be the 1969 update, although on the inside one is still referred to 'the new Renault 4 1968'. Furthermore a one-page turismo leaflet for. To the right, a very nice successor for the 1966-1968 furgoneta series brochures.




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.




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!

still looking for the 1972 turismo brochure

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


1973 The very rare turismo brochure shows nice photos shot in the Tivoli 'parque de atracciones' in Arroyo de la Miel and possibly Benalmádena. Surprisingly, the Portuguese 1974 brochure, shown below, is nearly identical, with photoshopped logos and obviously not showing 'es un producto FASA' but 'Indústrias Lusitanas Renault S.A.R.L.'. Also, most likely, the Básico was not available here - the photo showing the basic front bench of the Básico was removed, and the Super is just referenced as 'Renault 4'. The extremely pretty furgoneta brochure for this year shows 3 versions: 4F, 4FS (sobreelevada) and the 4FSA (sobreelevada acristalada), introduced this year. 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.



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


From the same year, a full set of single sheet Furgoneta leaflets, for the normal, sobre-elevada and sobre-elevada acristalada, all 'cargada de ventajas'.


1975 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). And the very nice yellow colour amarillo eresma is introduced on the furgonetas!


From the same year, again a full set of single sheet Furgoneta leaflets, for the normal, sobre-elevada and sobre-elevada acristalada and still 'cargada de ventajas'. Even one for the last Super turismo!


1976 A nice photo on the turismo brochure for this year. The pictures inside were probably shot in the Hollywood village in Tabernas. The furgoneta brochure is extremely rare.


A single sheet with nearly the same cover, and on the back side information about the TL and the básico. And look, there is even a full set of 3 Furgonetas!


1977 This is the last year for the 'classic' R1125 before turning 'French'. The model shown on the brochure is still 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 - for the last time, 9 years after they were abanoned in the rest of the world.

The three availabe furgoneta versions also all have the first grille - in Spain they would never carry the second grille! Below, two out of three small versions of the furgoneta brochures.



1978 A model now rather similar to the French R1126 - but still an R1125!. Many 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. However, from both in- and outside it is still easily distinguished from its French counterpart, for instance by the rims, the chrome rear door handle, etc. The three furgoneta versions already available in 1973 are still there: the furgoneta, the sobre-elevada and the sobre-elevada acristalada: un trio cargada de ventajas.

Below, a small foldout brochure for the same turismo.


1979 On the right hand side, from this year on the furgonetas have a nice light yellow color known as amarilla eresma. The advertisements on the side are very similar to those of last year.

Below, the small foldout brochures for the same turismo, the furgoneta 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 has ceased to be; the TL is the only remaining model - no GTL in sight on the peninsula. 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, so the small sobre-elevadas are history).


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.


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). Really indistinguisable? Not entirely:

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1985 The turismo for this year shows 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.



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





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!

1987 express / furgoneta brochure


1988 One of the well known Spanish R4-slogans is now used: 'su belleza es su mecnica'. 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.

1988 express / furgoneta brochure


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.


Further, we have two 'Gama' brochures from the same year 1989. 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 - but 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.



1990-a This one was puzzling for a long time, as there is not a single direct reference to the date of the brochure on the left, neither the large nor the small ones, nor the producer (FASA? RN?). Both show a yellow TL. For the timing 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 the last unique Spanish brochures for Valladolid-built cars to the joint format that was used all over Europe. This is confirmed by a recent find of a 'Gama 1990' document with the same photos shown here below, together with its Furgoneta-equivalent and mentioning 'FASA RENAULT'. Problem solved!

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1990-b Sometime during 1990, production of the R4 in Spain stopped. During 1990, 1991 and 1992 the Clan was imported from Slovenia. This brochure is one of the few 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 colours are Blanco Glacier (389), Rojo Vivo (719), Gris Iceberg (640), Azul Ozono (469), Amarillo (315) and Brique (773). 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.

1990 express / furgoneta brochure

1991 express / furgoneta brochure


1992 Rather similar to the year 1990, this is a brochure very similar to the French ones. The remaining colours are Blanco Glacier (389), Rojo Vivo (719), Gris Iceberg (640) and Azul Ozono (469). The brochure code 21.035.09 is again peculiar because for this year it should have been something like 31.xxx.09.

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