Sometimes, there are just certain cars that reach out and grab you by the lapels, even if it’s not typically the kind of thing you would be interested in. I don’t know if it’s the color, the wheels, or the overall shape, but this Renault Dinalpin did just that. I have no intentions of changing the name of this segment to “As Seen on Bring A Trailer,” and to be fair the folks at BAT do this sort of thing 100 times better than I do. But when I saw this car, I fell in love. The fastback profile, the sugar-scoop headlight buckets, the thin chrome bumper with rubber overriders, pleated seats – there’s just too much to love. I’d honestly never heard of this model before (I don’t even know how to pronounce “Dinalpin”) but now I have yet another car to add to my fantasy garage.
March 26, 2013
As Seen on Craigslist – 1969 Renault Dinalpin