Each time I see this car, or others from what I presume to be the same fleet of aging Renaults, I’m reminded that I gave up on my 1988 Yugo GVL much too soon. Oh, the wasted opportunities.
This vehicle, which illustrates the height of resourcefulness, is filled to the gills with herpos and panelitos, the latter sweets made from molasses flavored unrefined sugar and mixed with cinnamon. That’s a lot of sugar for one old Renault.
So, what’s with the Renault 4? Nicknamed Amigo fiel, or Faithful friend, it was manufactured near Medellin from 1970 to 1992, and was one of the most sold cars in the country during that period.
According to wiki, the first Renault 4 manufactured in Colombia was called the Azul Pastrana because it was blue and President Misael Pastrana opened the plant.
Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 571st (!!) straight, was snapped on Calle 7 in downtown Bogota on 28 July 2015.