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Renault Type AG1 FL 1905, « Taxi de la Marne » 1914

The Type AG1 FL was the very first Parisian taxi, made famous in the First World War by the episode of the Taxis of the Marne.
The Renault 8 CV Type AG was produced in 1905. It was a costly vehicle, reserved for a tiny fraction of the French population. Production costs were extremely high, because of production cost and considering the vehicle’s many new features at that time. Renault vehicles were assembled on a small scale by 800 workers at the 22,000-m² plant in Boulogne-Billancourt.
The Type AG was designed with strict specifications, placing the emphasis on simple and robust design. Right from the start, the aim was to develop a functional car. These facts made the Renault Type AG a perfect car for taxis.


By 1905, some 250 vehicles were in use in Paris, followed by 1,000 in 1906 and 1,500 two years later. This success, which was very important for the Billancourt-based company, extended beyond the borders of France. In 1907, Renault began deliveries of 1,100 Type AG models to London.
From Parisian taxi to “Taxi de la Marne” - 1914

“Marne’s taxis”, so called in reference to World War in 1914 when General Gallieni requisitioned 1300 Renault Type AG to bring troops (6000 soldiers) to the front near Paris, giving the French army a boost to win the battle of the Marne.
After this historical event, the Renault Type AG was renamed “Taxi de la Marne” to commemorate the victory.

Renault Type AG 1905 , « Taxi de la Marne » 1914 Specifications

Width : 1m60 - Length: 3m70 – Weight : 1020 kg

Engine: Two cylinders, 1205 cc, 9 HP

Rear wheel drive, three speeds plus reverse

Brake: Drums (acting on transmission and rear wheels)

Top Speed 65 km/h

Renault Type AG1 FL 1905, « Taxi de la Marne » 1914 Wallpapers

Renault Type AG1 FL 1905, « Taxi de la Marne » 1914 Renault Type AG1 FL 1905, « Taxi de la Marne » 1914 Renault Type AG1 FL 1905, « Taxi de la Marne » 1914

 

 
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