Morning everyone! Time to wake up and be reminded that the Renault Torino exists! These were, under their Pininfarina-designed skin, Rambler Americans, of all things. Yes, humble little Ramblers, dressed to the nines and kicking it in Argentina. That’s sort of how they ended up as Renaults–they started as IKA (Industrias Kaiser Argentina) which had a deal with AMC to build Rambler-derived vehicles, then Renault bought them out in 1975 when they took their stake in AMC, so now they’re Renaults.
I chose this for today because I saw one and was struck by how the front end looks like it has a smaller car parked in the middle there, if you look at it the right way.
See what I mean? The inner headlights and grille connect so it looks like there’s one of those ’70s era Austin Allegros or (if you’re looking at the badge) a Renault 12 parked under the hood of the bigger car.
Anyway, I like these. See you out there.