Renault Towncar

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Renault Towncar
Manufacturer Renault
Production 1912
Designer Louis Renault
Body and chassis
Class Luxury-class car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
Engine 7539 cc straight-6, 35hp

The Renault type CB Towncar is an automobile manufactured between 1912 and 1933 by Renault.

In 1912, William Carter bought one and was planning to transport it from Southampton, England to New York City on the RMS Titanic. Carter was saved but the car sunk in the Atlantic.[1] A replica was requested by James Cameron and 20th Century Fox for their motion picture Titanic.[2] They looked for Carter's original documents for the vehicle and the car was recreated almost exactly.


  1. ^ Robertson, Stuart (2012). Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - The Titanic. David & Charles. p. 112. 
  2. ^ "The car that went down with the Titanic". Fox News. 13 April 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2014.