Believe it or not, underneath all this plastic hides a sweet little Renault 4. The Spanish firm Iguana Kits produces this instant makeover that turns the pretty little Renault into a 1950’s classic car.
But wait… the Renault 4 IS a classic car, isn’t it? Yes, to most people it is. And so it should be. After all, the Renault 4 was Renault’s answer to the Citroën 2CV and at its introduction in 1961, it was the first car with a rear hatch.
But in Spain, there are apparently so many of them left, that it doesn’t matter if a few of them are being remodeled.
So Iguana produces four different bodykits for the R4: a fourdoor sedan, a panel van, a pickup truck and a fourdoor convertible.
Apart from that, the firm also has a kit to reshape your Nissan King Cab pickup into something of a 1950’s American truck.
The Renault 4-models are all equipped with huge, bulky wings, the front of the car vaguely resembles the Opel Olympia of around 1950.
They’re not expensive, the prices for the kits go from around EUR 1,200 to 1,900. Once the kit is delivered at your home, you bolt off the complete front section of your Renault 4 and stick the plastic parts on.
After that, it is up to you to decide on how big the wheels and how colourful the paint must be.
Iguana has been in business for several years now and still is. They’re even looking for dealerships outside Spain. Some of their clients have already decided to say goodbye to their Iguana Renault. We found this one for sale. And this one. And this one.